New York Family Law
Full-service family law firm in Long Beach
Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption, experiencing the pain of marital conflict, or facing another legal issue close to home, Dorothy M. Going, Esq. listens to your needs, understands your concerns and helps you reach solutions to your legal problems.
I have served families in the Long Beach area for 2016 years. I provide legal services across a wide spectrum of areas, including:
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- Child support modification and enforcement
- Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
- Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
Adopting a child brings happiness to families, but when something goes wrong, there is a chance of substantial heartache. I assist families with the complex legal process of adoption, so you can feel secure about your child’s future well-being.
Divorce is difficult, but it should not lead to a financial crisis. I help you establish fair and equitable spousal support so you can continue to live as comfortably as you did before your marriage ended.
Child custody and visitation
For every parent, child custody is the most heart-wrenching aspect of divorce. I advocate for your parental rights so you can raise your children in an appropriate and healthy home.
Both parents share the responsibility of raising a child. I help ensure your child receives the financial support required for a healthy, happy upbringing.
Child support modification and enforcement
Child support payments remain the same unless and until the court modifies the child support order. If either parent experiences a significant change in financial circumstances, I can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.
Throughout your divorce, I will provide you with guidance and direction through each step of the process. Whether through mediation or litigation, we will take the steps that are likely to obtain the best possible results for you — including fair distribution of assets, support, child support payments, child custody and division of debts.
Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
When authorities interfere with your parental rights, you need a compassionate advocate who understands the bureaucratic red tape. I am skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of New York to protect your parental rights and those of your child.
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and can often provide more expedient and predictable results than a trial. If you and your spouse want to avoid the expense and toll of litigation and are ready to work towards a resolution in mediation, I can help you.
Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
When you marry your beloved, you may not foresee the potential problems that can eventually lead to divorce. I expect the unexpected and draft premarital agreements that protect both spouses’ interests and that can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.