Child Support | Paternity | Modifications
Child custody attorney Jennifer A. Mendelsohn is not an appointed Attorney for Children, but always considers the children in issues of custody, visitation, child support, and other Family Law matters.
Jennifer A. Mendelsohn has experience in Family Court appellate work, including a reported case involving child care and insurance expenses in which she prevailed on behalf of her client: Banfi v. Murphy, 288 A.D.2d 311, 732 N.Y.S.2d 891 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., 2001)
The Children Come First
As a child support attorney, Ms. Mendelsohn offers a sympathetic ear to clients and a female perspective, but she provides straightforward legal advice that always puts children first in negotiations or litigation. As an experienced custody and child support lawyer who has seen the damage caused by courtroom battles over kids, she discourages her clients and their spouses from involving children in the legal wrangling, believing that, with guidance, adults should be able to come to terms with one another and put the best interests of their children first.
Jennifer works hard to achieve workable settlements and avoid court in child custody and visitation arrangements, child support and related issues. In that small percentage of cases that cannot be settled, she is an aggressive litigator who protects her clients’ interests in the Family and Supreme Courts.
The firm also handles modifications to child support or custody and visitation arrangements, including petitions by grandparents or other family members for access to or custody of the child. She represents mothers seeking to establish paternity for child support, and men who want to establish their rights (including defense of paternity claims). Ms. Mendelsohn has lectured on issues of Child Support and Paternity for the Suffolk Academy of Law
For women or men who are victims of spousal or domestic abuse, Ms. Mendelsohn can assist in obtaining an Order for Protection (restraining order). She also represents clients who are accused of domestic violence, including parents whose custody or visitation is in jeopardy as a result.
The firm handles paternity issues (establishment or defense) pertaining to child support and custody / visitation rights.