Family Law

Westchester Attorneys Prepared To Get You Results

Westchester County Family Law Attorneys

Have you been in a Family Law case in Westchester County, NY or a surrounding area? If so, let us assist you.

Trusted Family Lawyers with Over 50 Years' Combined Experience

When it comes to family law, the advocate you choose to represent you and your family can make all the difference. At Riebling & Payton, PLLC, our team will provide you with compassionate legal assistance, so you feel comfortable and safe during all aspects of the court process. 

With more than 50 years of experience, we have successfully represented clients in matters ranging from divorce to child custody to visitation disputes across federal and state borders. We will work with you to get results and walk you through the concerns and challenges you may be having about assets, children, spouses and debts.

Let Us Help You Fight for Your Rights

Whatever legal challenges you and your family may be facing, our legal team has a firm understanding of New York family law, and we want to make your legal process as simple as possible. Family legal issues need to be handled with the utmost care and sensitivity, and that’s why you can count on Riebling & Payton, PLLC to find solutions that reflect your best interests. Our team is passionate, dedicated, and we know what our clients need. If you are seeking help in any of the above matters, contact us as soon as possible.

We understand how important family matters are, and we know how to mediate, litigate, and negotiate when necessary. No matter what the situation may require, our seasoned attorney understands the nature of family courts and can offer you personalized guidance, so you can be better prepared for any bumps in the road that may lie ahead.

Our legal team provides services for the following family law matters:

  • Child custody: Maintaining a strong connection with you and your child is important. If you and your partner are unable to compromise regarding the terms of custody, you’ll need legal representation to ensure your parental rights are preserved when the court issues a custody arrangement. In court, the judge will hear both sides of the case and ultimately make the decision based upon the best interests of the child.
  • Child visitation: If you find yourself in a situation where you are unable to have visitation with your child, speak with our family law attorney as soon as possible. We may be able to file a petition to obtain visitation rights.
  • Child protection services (CPS): Our attorney has extensive knowledge in litigating CPS matters in federal, state, and local courts of New York. If a report is filed against you for child abuse or neglect, it is critical to get in touch with us, as we may be able to prove that the CPS allegations are false allegations.
  • Family offenses (Orders of Protection): If you have been a victim of a family offense through abuse, harassment, or another crime, we can help you secure an Order of Protection to keep you and your family safe from your attacker.
  • Juvenile delinquency: If your child is under the age of 17 and has been arrested or charged with a crime, your best action is to get in touch with an attorney who can strongly advocate for your child, maximizing his/her chance at a positive outcome.

Contact us online or call (914) 712-6878 to get started with a free consultation. We serve New York clients throughout Westchester County.

  • Access Schedules for Parents
  • Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Child Custody & Visitation
  • Child Protective Services
  • Child Support
  • Dividing Assets
  • Divorce in Westchester
  • Domestic Violence & Divorce in New York
  • Family Offenses & Orders of Protection
  • Grandparent Custody & Visitation
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Legal Separation
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Preparing for Divorce
  • Spousal Support
  • The CPS Hearing
  • The Effects of Relocation on Child Custody
  • Man Charged with Criminal Possession of a Gun at Westchester Airport Has Charges Dismissed
  • Multiple Felony Charges
  • Client Wins CPS Fair Hearing to Amend “Indicated” Report to “Unfounded”
  • Assault in the First Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree
  • Assault in the First Degree and Assault in the Second Degree

awards and affiliations

  • AVVO Rating Top Attorney
  • Super Lawyers 2021
  • Super Lawyers 5 Year Milestone
  • Super Lawyers 2021
  • Super Lawyers Stephen J. Riebling
  • New York Metro Top Attorneys
  • Avvo Clients' Choice
  • Client's Choice Badge 2014

Answers from Our Westchester County Criminal Defense Lawyers

  • It is likely that if you ask your civil attorney to represent you in a criminal case they will advise you to find an experienced criminal defense attorney. Civil and criminal trials require very different skill sets, and it is exceedingly rare to find a lawyer who regularly practices in both areas. A criminal defense attorney has dedicated their entire career to working with law enforcement, learning how to gather evidence, and collecting all the details relevant to a criminal trial. It is in your best interests to find a legal counselor who works in this realm day in and day out. Our attorneys have experience as both criminal prosecutors and defense attorneys, meaning they has comprehensive knowledge of how the legal system works from both sides.
  • Law enforcement officials often tack on as many charges as they can onto a defendant in order to land at least one conviction. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed when you hear a long list of charges levied against you, but it is important that you do not panic. In many cases, several of these charges can be dismissed with the help of an accomplished attorney. Oftentimes a prosecutor will try to tempt a defendant into a plea deal by offering to drop charges, but you should never agree to this without speaking to an experienced defense attorney. The goal of your defense counsel will be to see all of the charges against you dismissed or reduced.
  • In the state of New York, DWI convictions can carry penalties of license suspension, fines, mandatory education programs, installments of Ignition Interlock Devices, and even jail time. Certain factors, including the involvement of drugs, the number of times you've been convicted, and the age of the driver can all affect the penalties you face.
  • Although many white collar crimes are punishable by law, some are punished more severely. For example, individuals who are involved in wire fraud, mail fraud, healthcare fraud, mortgage fraud, insurance fraud, and money laundering and are found guilty will likely find themselves in jail.
  • Yes, and your chances are much higher without the help of an attorney. Punishment for violent crimes will vary depending on the category of the crime and the decision that the judge makes. For example, a conviction of a misdemeanor crime will have less jail time than a felony. Learn more by talking to a lawyer directly.

Why Choose Riebling & Payton, PLLC?

  • Award-Winning & Peer Recognized
  • Experience, Insight, and Results over a Combined 5 Decades of Practice
  • Former NYC Narcotics Prosecutor
  • Free Initial Consultations
  • Westchester's Foremost Criminal Defense Trial Attorney

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