New York Family/Divorce Law and Real Estate Attorney
Guiding clients through difficult times for more than 20 years
Facing a family law issue, such as divorce or child custody, may be the most emotionally difficult thing you'll ever go through but you don't have to deal with it alone. Attorney Heather L. Kitchen has more than 20 years of experience in the areas of family law, including collaborative divorce proceedings, complicated matrimonials, and adoption. From the Law Office of Heather L. Kitchen in Poughkeepsie, New York, she proudly helps clients throughout Dutchess County, Putnam County and Ulster County move on from these stressful situations.
Compassion and experience at your side
Family law /divorce is different. You need a highly experienced attorney who understands the issues and is also compassionate. At the Law Office of Heather L. Kitchen, attorney Kitchen uses her decades of legal knowledge to find the most effective solutions to her clients' problems, and at the same time builds positive relationships where consideration for your emotional turmoil is key. Her ability to guide clients successfully through tough times has earned Attorney Kitchen an outstanding reputation in the New York legal system. At the Law Office of Heather L. Kitchen, you receive:
-Acclaimed legal representation Attorney Kitchen has earned a BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell for her professionalism and ethics. This is an indication of the excellent service she provides and her success at getting results.
-The benefit of experience For more than 20 years, Attorney Kitchen has taken on countless cases in the complex areas of family and matrimonial law. She knows how to find the solution you deserve.
-Experience in collaborative divorce cases Divorce cases don't always have to be acrimonious. Attorney Kitchen also practices collaborative divorce law, which is based in cooperation between the parties and can save you time, money and heartbreak.
Areas of practice
Attorney Kitchen is proud to represent clients throughout Dutchess, Putnam and Ulster counties in the following areas:
35 Market Street
Poughkeepsie NY 12601
Full-service family law firm in Poughkeepsie: Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption, experiencing the pain of marital conflict or facing another legal issue close to home, the Law Office of Heather L. Kitchen listens to your
Attorney Kitchen has served families in Poughkeepsie for more than 20 years and provides legal services across a wide spectrum of areas, including:
-Child custody and visitation
-Child support modification and enforcement
-Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
-Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
Adopting a child brings happiness to families, but when something goes wrong, there is a chance of substantial heartache. Attorney Kitchen assists families with the complex legal process of adoption, so you can feel secure about your child's future well-being.
Divorce is difficult, but it should not lead to a financial crisis. Attorney Kitchen helps you establish fair and equitable spousal support so you can continue to live as comfortably as you did before your marriage ended.
Child custody and visitation
For every parent, child custody is the most heart-wrenching aspect of divorce. Attorney Kitchen advocates for your parental rights so you can raise your children in an appropriate and healthy home.
Both parents share the responsibility of raising a child. Attorney Kitchen helps ensure your child receives the financial support required for a healthy, happy upbringing.
Child support modification and enforcement
Child support payments remain the same unless the court modifies the child support order. If either parent experiences a significant change in financial circumstances, Attorney Kitchen can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.
Throughout your divorce, Attorney Kitchen stands by you. She can accompany you through mediation or litigation, depending on which is likely to obtain the best possible results for you including fair distribution of assets, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.
Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
When New York authorities interfere with your parental rights, you need a compassionate advocate who understands the bureaucratic red tape. Attorney Kitchen is skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of New York to protect your parental rights.
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and it can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial. Attorney Kitchen can help you obtain the most favorable divorce settlement using mediation.
Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
When you marry your beloved, you may not foresee the potential problems that can eventually lead to divorce. Attorney Kitchen expects the unexpected and drafts premarital agreements that protect both spouses' interests and that can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.
Biography: Member, National Criminal Honor Society. Assistant, County Attorney, Dutchess County New York. Town Justice, Town of Wappinger, 2001
University of Houston