Family Law

Since 2009, the Italian-American law firm Lamura, Malizia, Rasile & Partners LLP has dealt with all aspects of Family Law and Family Mediation, both in and out of court, under civil and criminal law.

Our lawyers in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and Rome prefer to find – wherever possible – solutions aimed at avoiding long and exhausting “court battles”, also through the use of alternative methods of dispute resolution (ADR), such as assisted negotiations and family mediations.

The Firm especially deals with international cases, including cases in which the spouses are citizens of different countries, or have contracted marriage abroad, or have obtained a divorce order abroad. This is possible because the lawyers of Lamura, Malizia, Rasile & Partners LLP speak various languages, including English, Italian, German, Spanish, and French.

Our Services for Family Law and Family Mediation

Lamura, Malizia, Rasile & Partners LLP provides – everywhere, with no territorial limit – the following services with regard to family law and family mediation:

  • In-person legal consultations in its offices, and remote consultations via e-mail, telephone, Skype, Google Meet, Zoom, etc.
  • Out-of-court legal assistance for the prevention and resolution of disputes;
  • Legal assistance in proceedings to resolve disputes through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms, and in particular in assisted negotiation procedures;
  • Family mediation services;
  • Legal assistance in cases where it is possible to separate or divorce before the clerk of court;
  • Legal assistance in court proceedings concerning the family, for both civil and criminal matters.

Some of the issues which are dealt with by the Firm are listed below:

  • Marriage (formalization, invalidity).
  • Adoption and foster care.
  • De facto families (both heterosexual and same-sex families).
  • LGBT parenting.
  • Cohabitation agreements.
  • Relationships between spouses.
  • Community property and separation of property.
  • Spousal agreements.
  • Family trusts.
  • Family businesses.
  • Marital or cohabitation crises.
  • Consensual and judicial separations.
  • Mutual consent and non-consent divorces.
  • Dissolution of de facto families.
  • Modifications of the conditions of separations and divorces.
  • Successions and division of inheritances.
  • Successions and division of inheritances.

Our family law department specializes in all legal disputes relating to family law, including marriage dissolutions, parenting plans for child custody, paternity, marriage contracts, fair distribution, spousal support, child support, domestic violence, civil contempt.

In collaboration with our immigration law department, we work with commitment and dedication to achieve the clients’ goals related to family law issues, which might include providing advice on family based green card applications, on visa proceedings for fiancés, and on divorce proceedings which might affect the client’s immigration status.