ROCHESTER, NY CHRISTIAN LAW PRACTICE It is often at a critical juncture when you need a lawyer. The Law Offices of Maurice J. Verrillo is prepared to help you solve your legal problems and guide you into the next chapter of your life.
Providing counsel and support when you need it most
Our Monroe County law firm offers legal counsel infused with Christian values for New York State's individuals and families. Attorney Maurice Verrillo has more than 20 years of legal experience and has built a reputation on providing personal attention to clients along with effective, compassionate legal representation.
A dedicated practice focused on you
Our law firm concentrates on the areas that most often affect New York families:
Family and matrimonial law
-Child and spousal support
-Other family law matters
-Slip and fall
Additional legal matters
-Estates and trusts
-Will Creation & Execution
We keep a broad practice to help clients with all legal issues they may face. Many of our clients call on us for support in one area and return to us for another. For example, when your family changes due to divorce or adoption, you may need to draft or modify your will and estate plan.
The Reynolds Arcade Building
16 East Main Street, Suite 380,
Rochester NY 14614
500 Perinton Hills Office Park, Suite 562
Fairport, NY 14450
Experienced New York matrimonial law attorney
Divorces have unfortunately become a part of life. Even as Christian couples, it can prove impossible to put your differences with your spouse aside and divorce may be the only answer. The Law Offices of Maurice J. Verrillo, P.C. can help without judgment on your particular situation.
New divorce laws in New York
In October 2010, revised New York state family laws were enacted. These laws address many domestic issues, but the most significant changes are the following:
-Couples may divorce on a no-fault basis, citing grounds of irretrievable breakdown
-There is a formula to determine maintenance, sometimes referred to as spousal support or alimony
-The more monied spouse may be required to pay the less monied spouse's legal fees for divorce proceedings
I, Maurice Verrillo, and my legal staff stay up to date on all developments in New York family law, and we are prepared to help you through this difficult time.
Children are one of God's greatest gifts. But in a divorce or separation, you may face the possibility of losing your rights to see your children. Family Court examines several factors of the family's relationships when determining the best choice for custody:
-Age, sex, and mental and physical health of the child and parents
-The emotional relationships between the child and each parent, including any history of abuse or domestic violence
-The parent's lifestyle, including professional demands
-The child's typical routine
-Each parent's ability to provide food, shelter, clothing, quality education, and medical care to the child
-The child's preference, if the child is considered mature enough to choose
-The ability and willingness of the parent to encourage communication and contact between the child and the other parent
My staff and I hear your case, your concerns, and we advocate for you to keep your children. We understand that you will most likely have to retain a relationship with your former spouse, and we strive to craft a solution that reduces the emotional strain as much as possible but still safeguards your parental rights.
Rochester attorney Maurice Verrillo has more than 20 years of experience resolving New Yorkers of their legal issues in family, criminal, bankruptcy, and serious personal injury cases. He strives to provide practical solutions, rooted in Christian faith and values shared by his community. In his spare time, Mr. Verrillo is a loving husband and father, an active member of his church and a Cub Scout Leader for a local Cub Scout Pack.
With clients, Mr. Verrillo is a compassionate listener who endeavors to understand your side of the case. In court, he aggressively defends clients and protects their rights.
Admitted to bar
New York, 1987
St. Louis University School of Law
State University of New York at Buffalo
Le Moyne College, Jesuit Scholar
Member and professional affiliations
-Monroe County Bar Association
-New York State Bar Association
-American Bar Association
-City of Rochester Zoning Board Appeals, 1995-2000
-Family Court matters
-Trusts and estates
Throughout his legal career, Mr. Verrillo has handles a myriad of cases from injuries to estate planning, bankruptcy to real estate, and the full spectrum of divorce and matrimonial law matters. He maintains a broad practice to assist clients in nearly every legal issue they may encounter in their lives, and many of his clients return to him for representation when a new legal matter arises.
St. Louis University School of Law
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