After graduating from Touro Law School in 1997, Stephen Bilkis founded the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates. One of our primary areas of focus is family law. Over the past 20 years, we have been recognized by both our clients and our peers for our vigorous advocacy for our clients as we represent their interests with compassion and understanding. Because we know that each case is different we do not take a cookie cutter approach to our cases. Instead we take the time to listen to our clients and create a customized legal solution designed to meet our client’s needs. We understand how emotionally draining and frustrating the process can be, and we will work to help our clients achieve a favorable outcome. The Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates is committed to sustained success by using our experience, knowledge, and resources to continue to provide our clients with excellent legal representation.Family law
As your family relationships change, Stephen Bilkis and his team can help make the process as smooth as possible. Whether you are getting married, going through a divorce or separation, or facing a difficult custody situation, the agreements you reach will have a lasting impact on you, your family, and your finances. We will use our experience and negotiation skills to make sure that your rights are protected and that you get the results you desire in the least painful manner. We help our clients with a wide-range of family matters including pre- and post-marital agreements, divorce, high net worth divorce, spousal support, support modification, child support, child custody and visitation, relocation, allegations of abuse, father's rights, grandparent's rights, and guardianship.
Marital agreements. Pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, stipulation of settlement, and separation agreements are types of marital agreements. In order for them to be enforceable, they must be drafted in a manner that is consistent with the law. Because a poorly drafted agreement may be unenforceable and useless when it is finally needed, it is important to work worth an experienced attorney when creating marital agreements. In the absence of an enforceable agreement, the court will determine how your property will be divided.
High net worth divorces. High net worth and high profile divorce cases require the involvement of a New York family law attorney with experience and skill to protect your rights and to make sure that asset division is fair and comprehensive. Stephen Bilkis and his team at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates have the skill, experience, and resources to handle all matters related to a high net-worth divorce, including: uncovering hidden assets, dividing pensions, dividing family business assets, and dividing real estate. In addition to ensuring that the property is divided in an equitable manner, we are sensitive to the need for privacy and discretion.
Spousal support. Spousal support can have a substantial impact on the finances of the person who is required to pay it as well as on the person who receives it. In some cases support is ordered for a brief transition period, while in other cases, it is required for a much longer period. At the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, we can provide you the legal guidance you need to help you and your spouse negotiate a mutually agreeable support agreement.
Child custody. Sometimes child custody matters become complicated or contentious. Regardless of whether the child custody issue you are facing is straightforward or quite complicated, we can help. Because of our knowledge of the laws related to child custody issues and our experience we are able to handle a variety of different custody-related matters, including matters related to grandparents’ rights, paternity, father’s rights, visitation enforcement, and parental relocation.
Child support. There are a lot of misconceptions about how child support works in New York. One of the reasons that child support matters sometimes become unnecessarily complicated and contentious is due to confusion about what the law requires. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates understand how child support is determined, how it is enforced, and the procedure for getting a support order modified. We will prepare all the necessary documentation to support your child-support related petition to ensure that your interests are protected.
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