Our Dutchess County Family Law Practice

Exclusive Focus on Family Law

At Brooke, Brady & Schopfer, LLP, 100 percent of our practice is devoted to helping Dutchess County clients resolve family law issues. Our clients are often trying to achieve a complex set of objectives. Contact us for help with any of the following issues:

Divorce and Separation

Custody, Support and Property Division

Additional Family Law Issues

  • Paternity: Unmarried parents have both legal rights and legal responsibilities — we can help you assert your interests.
  • Guardianship: If you are the family member of a child whose parents are unfit, you may be able to intervene and obtain guardianship.
  • Domestic violence: We can help you protect yourself against violence or defend yourself against false domestic violence allegations and focus on tour family’s security.
  • Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and Child Protective Services proceedings: If you are threatened with losing or have lost your children, you need a lawyer right away.
  • Prenuptial/post-nuptial agreements: We have extensive experience in the drafting and review of prenuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements.
  • Relocation to a new area with children: Relocation disputes can be very contentious. Let our attorneys advise you of your rights and obligations before making any decisions that could negatively influence your custody or visitation rights.
  • Modification of child custody: If you are seeking a change of custody, you must demonstrate a change of circumstances since the custody order was determined. We can review your case and help you make an informed decision about how best to proceed.
  • Joint custody: In New York, joint custody may mean a 50/50 parenting-time split, but it can also mean a 70/30 split, 90/10 split or any other combination. New York law favors a child’s ability to have an ongoing relationship with both parents after a divorce.

Our law office is located in Poughkeepsie, New York. If you have a family law case or concern, don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.