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2We serve the comprehensive needs of individuals and families in divorce, separation, family law, paternity, custody and child support law matters.


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The Law Offices of Racquel A. Cousins, Esq.

New York Family and Divorce Lawyer

img1Family law is the area of law that deals with family-related matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, family offenses, and several matters. Any issue that occurs within the family can be extremely difficult to deal with – especially if there are young children involved. When spouses consider divorce, even amicable separation, the proceedings can take a toll on the entire family, changing the dynamics of the household completely. It is important to seek out legal advice when dealing with divorce, legal separation or custody matters to ensure that these matters are resolved as quickly and as smoothly as possible. If you are currently facing any family law matter or if you anticipate that a case will be initiated against you, the Law Offices of Racquel A. Cousins, Esq. is here to help you get through these difficult times and assist in ensuring that your case is resolved favorably.

What We Can Help You With

The area of family law is extremely complex. Because matters involve a family unit, any wrong move can completely affect a family negatively for years to come. For that reason, it is important to turn to an experienced family law attorney in New York in order to ensure that your matter is resolved in a timely manner and with careful consideration to all parties involved.

The Law Offices of Racquel A. Cousins, Esq. can assist you with resolving the following matters:

  • Divorce
  • Legal Separation
  • Annulments
  • Pre-nuptial Agreements
  • Post-nuptial Agreements
  • Maintenance/Spousal Support
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Paternity
  • Guardianship
  • Family Offenses
  • Child Abuse/Neglect

Why Hire a Family Law Attorney?

img2Divorce Lawyer New York, Racquel A. Cousins, understands that any family matter can have drastic and lasting consequences for everyone if not handled properly. That is why, she takes the time to listen to all the relevant details and client’s concerns; and create a personalized approach to each case that is in her client’s best interest.

When children are involved, a divorce or custody battle is not just about the two spouses or two parents in question, but also the children and the entire family unit as a whole and because of this, careful consideration must be given to how the dynamics of family relations will be affected. Even amicable splits can result in arguments over property division, custody, spousal or child support and even paternity. When parties going through a divorce, legal separation or custody battle don’t have all the information or knowledge regarding their rights, they may lose valuable assets that would have otherwise been rightfully theirs or may end up losing certain custody rights over their children.

Regardless of the reason for filing for divorce, custody or child support, etc., it is important to have an attorney who has experience in the field of family law and who will see to it that your interests are protected. Attorney Cousins will help you divide property and assets fairly, will assist you with determining child support or maintenance payments, determine the best choices for child custody arrangements, and several other factors.

In the divorces the goal is to resolve the matter as quickly as possible with as little stress as possible by negotiating a favorable settlement agreement without court intervention. However, if the parties absolutely cannot reach an agreement, Attorney Cousins will represent your interests aggressively in court to secure the best possible outcome for your case.

With the help of an experienced New York family lawyer, your family law matter will be resolved with as little hassle and stress as possible. Racquel A. Cousins, Esq. works diligently to make sure every family member’s concerns are fully addressed and that everyone’s rights are protected. There are many complex details involved in a divorce, child custody or child abuse/neglect matters.  Attorney Cousins has the experience and knowledge it takes to achieve a successful verdict for your family law case and after resolving your case you will be able to transition into the next phase of your life.

If you have been considering divorce or need assistance in resolving any family-based issue in New York, please call us today at (212) 385-0097 to setup an appointment so we that can discuss your options with you and ensure that your rights are protected throughout your family law case. We handle cases in all 5 boroughs, NassauCounty, SuffolkCounty and Upstate New York and are available 24/7 to assist you with your legal needs.