Koslosky & Koslosky

Adoption

Adoption is the legal process that permanently gives the adoptive parents legal parental rights over a child. The attorneys at Koslosky & Koslosky understand that adoption is a special and happy event that, at times, can very stressful. We provide our clients with a caring and professional environment that is supportive of their needs as they work through the adoptive process. We understand that a high degree of sensitivity is critical to the many complex and emotional issues involved within adoption.  (Read more)


Child Custody & Visitation

Koslosky & Koslosky has expertise, skill and persistence in handling custody and visitation cases. We will do whatever it takes within the law to achieve the goal of our clients obtaining custody or visitation. We strongly believe that direct, honest and realistic goals must be set with each client on a case by case basis. (Read more)


Grandparent Visitation

If you believe your right to maintain a relationship with your grandchildren are being denied, contact Koslosky & Koslosky for a case evaluation. We understand the value and importance for Grandparents to know their grandchildren, and equally realize the importance for grandchildren to know and remember their Grandparents. We have the skills required to help you secure and enforce your Grandparent visitation rights. (Read more)


Step-Sibling Visitation

Koslosky & Koslosky extends quality legal representation to parents who have children separated from “Step-Siblings”.  While New York Law specifically authorizes such visitation, only a few reported cases have dealt with this complex and unique aspect of law. (Read more)


Interstate Child Custody & Visitation

Koslosky & Koslosky represents clients who currently live in other parts of the country who need local representation in matters of child custody, visitation, child support, or enforcement of existing orders. We have experience representing clients who live in Florida, Michigan, California, Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Vermont, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming, Illinois, Indiana, Colorado, Maine, Kentucky, South Dakota, Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia, and 15 other states. (Read more)


Child Support

Koslosky & Koslosky has actively helped many clients get the child support they need and deserve to raise their children. We have also protected many clients from having court impose increased amounts of child support in situations where the custodial parent fails to demonstrate a real need or a significant change of circumstances. (Read more)


Juuvenile Defense (Persons In Need of Supervision & Juvenile Delinquency)

Juvenile law deals with crimes committed by children between the ages of 8 to 16. In Upstate New York, each county has the authority and responsibility to prosecute juveniles under Article 3 of the Family Court Act. County Attorneys are the paid public officials who will prosecute your son, daughter or grandchild to obtain a conviction. County Attorneys will prosecute all types of crimes committed by children, from traffic violations to felonies including, but not limited to, burglary, trespass, criminal possession of stolen property, sexual abuse, rape, assault, drug possession, etc. If your child has been charged with a crime, it is essential that you seek legal counsel from an experienced juvenile criminal defense attorney at once so that you can preserve his or her rights and future. (Read more)


Paternity

Paternity refers to a legal action to establish that a man is the father of a child. Paternity can be voluntarily established by the father through signing a “Paternity Acknowledgment”, generally given to the alleged father either by staff in the hospital or by the mother at the time the child is born. Once signed, a Paternity Acknowledgment will have the same legal effect as a court order. Paternity may also be established by the mother, directly or indirectly, filing an action in Family Court seeking an Order of Filiation.  (Read more)


Divorce & Separation

Koslosky and Koslosky works very hard to obtain negotiated agreements based upon mutually agreeable terms whenever possible. We believe that settlements serve the best interests of our clients and the children as well as reduce the financial and emotional toll of litigation. Koslosky and Koslosky recognize that not all cases can be negotiated; thus, we do not hesitate to provide aggressive, effective and sensitive legal representation both in seeking settlement as well as pursuing termination of the marriage in trial. (Read more)


Wills

Koslosky & Koslosky provides quality and knowledgeable legal representation to clients regarding how to legally make an enforceable Will, what must be considered in making decisions concerning distribution of assets, selection of an executor or an executrix, and planning for children by selection of Guardians. (Read more)


Traffic Offenses

A speeding offense in New York State may cost you fines, surcharges, increased insurance premiums and loss of your license. In the case of a criminal or more serious traffic offense, a conviction may cost you loss of your job and may result in either probation or incarceration. If you are convicted, either by a guilty plea or after a trial, it will go on your driving record regardless of what state you reside in and will follow you for years by being placed in your records. (Read more)


Special Needs Legal Representation (Civil & Criminal)

Koslosky & Koslosky have developed an extensive expertise in representing adults and youth who possess “Special Needs”. William and John are especially knowledgeable in providing legal representation to developmentally disabled clients in every aspect of Family Law. Clients who have been diagnosed with Mental Retardation, Learning Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Tourette’s Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, and other physical and mental disabilities are frequently misunderstood by the courts by stereotype and myths rather than by informed factual understanding. (Read more)


Domestic Violence

If you are a victim of domestic violence, or if you have been charged with domestic violence, you need and deserve experienced legal counsel to represent you. Koslosky & Koslosky has helped men and women who have been abused. Domestic violence against another person does not go away by mere promises, it usually gets worse and often serious physical and mental injuries occur to the victim, as well as death. The impact upon children who see their mother or father being battered is traumatic and devastating to their well being.  (Read more)