White Plains Family Law Lawyers

White Plains Family Law LawyersFamily law and criminal law may seem like two completely different fields, but having a family attorney who practices in both areas can prove to be a smart choice in a variety of legal situations. At Kimberly Pelesz New York Law, LLC, our White Plains family law lawyers are knowledgeable and skilled in both family law and criminal defense. Using strategies and tactics from both fields of law allows us to craft innovative legal solutions for our clients in both the simpler and more complicated cases. Whether you’re facing a criminal charge or a transition in your family, we realize that this is a difficult time in your life. You’ll want an experienced New York family law or criminal defense attorney who has helped others in similar circumstances and who treats you with complete professional courtesy and respect.


When you’re charged with a crime in the state of New York, you need an attorney with significant knowledge of criminal law and substantial experience representing defendants. At Kimberly Pelesz New York Law, LLC, our experienced White Plains family law lawyers will make sure your rights have not been violated; compile and examine evidence and interrogate witnesses on your behalf; and bring your case to its best possible resolution. We prepare a comprehensive defense, and if necessary, we will take your case to a jury of your peers. Kimberly Pelesz New York Law, LLC represents clients charged with:

  • Armed robbery
  • Assault
  • Homicide
  • Drunk driving
  • White collar crimes
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug offenses
  • Traffic offenses
  • Other criminal charges

If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, contact Kimberly Pelesz New York Law, LLC as soon as possible to begin defending your rights and fighting to achieve the best outcome possible.


If you are facing a divorce or any related family law dispute, let an experienced Poughkeepsie family law attorney work to reach a divorce agreement that facilitates your best personal long-term interests. We will examine and explain your options, determine what kind of settlement is fair and best for you, and then we’ll fight aggressively on your behalf. After a divorce, we help clients to modify divorce agreements and to ensure that court orders are enforced. Our experienced Westchester County family law attorneys work with clients who are dealing with:

  • Divorce
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Interstate custody
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Division of marital assets
  • Domestic violence

To learn more about how our experienced White Plains family law lawyers can help you, email us or call us promptly at (914) 402-4541. Kimberly Pelesz New York Law, LLC has offices in Peekskill and Poughkeepsie, and serves New York clients in Beacon, Fishkill, Wappingers Falls, Newburgh, Tarrytown, Greenburgh, Westchester County, Dutchess County, Putnam County, Orange County and Rockland County.


Divorce, sometimes, can cost a lot of money, and the more complicated a divorce is, the more it costs. Of course, in the United States, whenever there’s a need, a clever entrepreneur comes up with a way to meet that need, including the need for money to finance a divorce. Thus, a new kind of lender has appeared in the financial marketplace: the “divorce loan” lender. You can borrow money to pay for your legal fees, living expenses, and even for expert witnesses. You repay the lender when you receive your divorce award or settlement. However, before you take out a loan to pay for a divorce in New York, you really should speak first with an experienced Peekskill divorce lawyer.

Don’t borrow from a divorce lender unless you absolutely must. If your divorce is uncontested, and if you and your spouse do not own extensive properties or assets, your divorce won’t be that costly, and you may not even need a loan. Before borrowing against your divorce settlement, speak to your divorce attorney. Together, the two of you can most likely find a better way to pay for the divorce and for your expenses while the divorce is pending.

On the other hand, a complicated divorce can be quite costly in New York, so try to make your divorce as uncomplicated as you can. If you can resolve support, custody, and visitation issues outside of the courtroom, it will reduce the costs for both you and your spouse. If you do opt to take a divorce loan, ensure that the lender fully discloses the terms and that you completely understand what you are entering into. If you are divorcing, anticipating a divorce, or dealing with any other family law matter in Westchester, Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, or Rockland County, legal help is available, but you must take the first step and make the call to an experienced Westchester County family law lawyer. Don’t wait.


Incarcerated parents pose a challenge to family courts. While most courts want most parents involved in their children’s lives, imprisoned parents cannot be involved that way. If the sentence a parent is serving is relatively short, the court usually seeks to preserve the parental relationship, but for chronic offenders and those facing lengthy sentences, the remaining parent may request a finding of abandonment and the termination of the incarcerated parent’s rights. If the imprisoned parent has been convicted for a crime against children or a crime of violence, the remaining parent’s request is likely to be granted by the court.

The law requires a “compelling reason” to terminate someone’s parental rights. If you are seeking to terminate your ex-spouse’s parental rights because that person is a repeat offender or serving a lengthy sentence, speak at once with an experienced Westchester County family law attorney. If your parental rights are at risk because of one or more criminal convictions, you may need to speak with a Westchester County family law attorney who is also a criminal defense lawyer.

If you are involved in any post-divorce dispute regarding child custody, child support, or parental rights, get the advice and legal help you need by speaking with an experienced Westchester County family law attorney as quickly as possible.

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