Family law governs legal relationships among husbands, wives, children, grandparents and domestic partners. Most family law issues are sensitive matters that can become highly emotional. A lawyer who specializes in family law can be a buffer in difficult situations, and can offer reasoned, objective solutions.

Cases Commonly Handled in Family Court:

  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Visitation Rights
  • Grandparent Visitation Rights / Foster Parents Right
  • Domestic Violence and Orders of Protection
  • Adoptions
  • Neglect and Abuse cases
  • Juvenile Delinquency / Person In Need of Supervision (PINS)
  • Termination of Parental Rights

Child Custody

We specialize in developing the strongest possible case to support your claim for child custody. Our attorneys make sure that you continue to be an important part of the life of your child after a divorce. Child custody determinations address physical custody (where a child will live) and legal custody (the right to make major decisions on behalf of the child such as education and health care). If parents cannot resolve these issues through negotiation, the custodial claim must be addressed in court. 

Child Support

Child support in New York is governed by the Child Support Standards Act (CSSA). The CSSA requires non-custodial parents to pay their proportionate share of set percentages of combined parental income. We represent clients in child support hearings to ensure that child support awards are fair when made and complied with thereafter.


Adoption involves a great deal of paperwork to be submitted, and you must follow the steps of the process from application through home study evaluation. Gregory Salant and his legal teamwork with clients to help them prepare for the investigations by the Department of Social Services and the FBI. Being prepared can help the process move more smoothly and prevent unnecessary delays, in order to ensure courtroom success.