NYLAG’s Matrimonial & Family Law Unit (FLU) gives a voice to low-income clients caught defenseless in a complex legal system that does not guarantee representation in family law matters. FLU’s experienced and culturally sensitive attorneys represent clients holistically to address their many intertwined legal needs.

Victims of domestic violence receive priority, and FLU is a recognized expert in these cases. Civil legal services are of critical importance to battered women. For example, a civil protection order is one of the few widely available interventions that has demonstrated effectiveness in combating domestic violence. Equally important, obtaining support and equitable distribution of marital assets in a divorce enables battered women to sustain financial independence and – most importantly – safety.

FLU attorneys have successfully worked on the city and state level, including appellate representation, for legislative and policy changes that benefit all domestic violence victims.

Services include:

  • Contested and Uncontested Divorce
  • Child/Spousal Support
  • Custody/Visitation
  • Orders of Protection
  • Paternity
  • Child Protection