Greene County New York divorce, family court, criminal, and litigation attorney Heidi Johnston offers proven legal representation in Greene County Supreme Court, Greene County Family Court, Columbia County Supreme Court, Columbia County Family Court, Albany County Supreme Court, Albany County Family Court, and Supreme Court, Family Court, and Justice, Surrogate, City, Town, and Village courts throughout upstate New York, including Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, and Ulster County, New York State; helping clients obtain the best possible results in: divorces, family law, criminal defense, commercial litigation, real estate transactions, contract negotiation, corporate formation, and wills and probate.
Greene County Separation & Divorce AttorneyYou probably didn't choose the circumstances that led to the difficult decision to have a legal separation or divorce from your spouse. Greene County New York divorce and family court attorney Heidi Johnston is both mindful that a legal separation or divorce is an exceptionally trying experience, and diligent in protecting your legal rights. Because of the emotional, financial, and long-term impact of a divorce, legal separation, and family court matter on you and your family, our Greene County supreme court and family court legal representation is both sensitive to your turmoil and aggressive in pursuing the best possible divorce settlement or family court outcome. When it comes to protecting the implications to your taxes, credit rating, health care benefits, retirement plans, spousal support, maintenance (alimony), child support, child custody, visitation with your children, equitable distribution, and your legal rights, Greene County New York divorce and family court attorney Heidi Johnston will help to ensure the best possible outcome. Legal representation is provided in supreme courts and family courts in Albany, Columbia, and Greene County, and throughout New York State in the following situations and more:
Greene County Family Court / Family Law Attorney
Family law issues are some of the most heart-wrenching legal proceedings you may experience, particularly as the outcome of your family court child custody, visitation, and child support matter will continue to have an impact on you and your family throughout your lives. Perhaps you are seeking primary custody of children from a less than suitable parent or are seeking additional parenting time with a child whose other parent has withheld visitation. Or maybe you are trying to collect fair child support payments from a parent whose true income is difficult to determine or who is hiding his or her actual earnings. Greene County New York State family law attorney Heidi Johnston provides both experienced and compassionate legal representation in family courts in Albany, Columbia, Greene County, and throughout New York State, zealously advocating for your legal rights while navigating the complex family court rules surrounding family law matters involving:
Greene County Criminal Defense
Greene County DWI & Traffic Infraction Attorney
With extensive experience as a criminal defense attorney against a variety of felony, misdemeanor, and violation charges, Greene County New York attorney Heidi Johnston aggressively protects your legal rights. Past cases have focused on drug charges, sex offenses, fraud, assault, and more. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor offense or the most complicated crime, our criminal defense representation will seek the best possible outcome in your arraignment, bail hearing, parole or probation hearing, or juvenile proceeding.
An arrest and prosecution for DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) can result in incarceration in jail or state prison, probation, the impoundment or forfeiture of your vehicle, the installation of an ignition interlock device in your automobile, the loss of your driver's license, and significant fines, court costs, and administrative fees. A New York State DWI arrest or conviction could also lead to a permanent criminal record that might cost you an exisating or potential job. For those with a CDL (Commercial Driver's License), commercial driving privileges can be suspended for at least a year, even if the DWI occurred when you were driving your personal vehicle. A New York DWI conviction can also cause your insurance company to raise your premium dramatically or even cancel your insurance policy. Other penalties following a prosecution leading to a DWI conviction can include interstate or international restrictions on travel, community service, and mandatory substance abuse treatment.
If your prior driving record is less than perfect, non-DWI traffic infractions can also lead to some of the above consequences. Working with an experienced traffic law attorney can reduce or even eliminate points on your license, thus reducing the potential for a significant increase in the cost of your automobile insurance, and minimize potentially hefty fines. For powerful New York State legal protection in Albany, Columbia, and Greene County, and throughout NYS against both DWIs and lesser traffic infractions, contact Greene County New York DWI and traffic attorney Heidi Johnston.
Commercial and civil litigation can be quite complicated and require both in-depth knowledge and experience. Known for skilled handling of complex and diverse litigation matters, Greene County New York civil and commercial litigation attorney Heidi Johnston has a reputation for success in legal matters requiring high-powered trial skills, expert research skills, and sophisticated legal strategies. Other areas of legal representation relating to litigation in Albany, Columbia, and Greene County, and throughout New York State include:
Greene County Real Estate Attorney
Greene County real estate attorney Heidi Johnston provides full service legal representation to residential and commercial clients throughout Albany, Columbia, and Greene County, and throughout New York State in the areas of:
Greene County Contract Negotiator
Legally binding agreements made between two or more parties, companies, corporations, or branches of government, or organizations are called contracts. Although many verbal contracts may be honored, most contracts must be executed in writing to be enforced.
The preparation of commercial or business agreements requires in-depth knowledge of the law, experience, and exacting attention to detail. A skillful contract attorney can help draft a contract that is specific to your needs, legally binding, and which will protect your legal rights. Serving individuals, businesses, government, and non-government municipalities, Greene County contract attorney Heidi Johnston offers the experienced legal representation you need for drafting and preparing agreements for acquisitions, mergers, sales, construction contracts, bid specifications, or even licensing arrangements. For established businesses, Greene County New York attorney Ms. Johnston offers ongoing legal advice as needed for contract review, further negotiations, or even litigation.
Greene County Corporate Formation Attorney
Anticipate problems before they arise by protecting your personal assets and minimizing your personal liability. At the Greene County Law Offices of Heidi Johnston, we provide seasoned legal advice and legal representation to safeguard everything you have worked so hard to attain and to further your future goals. Legal representation is provided in Albany, Columbia, and Greene County, and throughout New York State in the areas of:
Greene County Wills & Probate Attorney
Settling a decedent's estate can be time-consuming, complicated, and costly. Therefore, in addition to preparing your last will and testament, Greene County New York State attorney Heidi Johnston can also assist clients in managing and resolving a variety of probate issues that can arise in the New York State Surrogate Courts.
From researching simple or complex transactions or claims, analyzing high net worth estates, handling the estate's debts, distributing assests, and defending fiduciaries such as executors, administrators, and guardians, our Greene County office will assist the estate executor or court-appointed administrator in handling all aspects of the decedent's estate.
Greene County Mediator for Couples, Families, and Employment or On-the-job Disputes
Alternative dispute resolution such as mediation is an increasingly popular choice for those who are seeking to avoid the cost and lengthiness of a lawsuit. Trained Greene County mediator Heidi Johnston can assist in resolving a variety of interpersonal and economic disputes and conflicts between parties of all ages and assist you in arriving at a working solution for all parties involved, often in as little as one session.
The Greene County Law Offices of New York State family court, divorce, litigation, and criminal defense attorney Heidi T. Johnston are located in Greenville and Windham, New York and serve clients in family courts, supreme courts, and criminal courts throughout much of the Catskills, Hudson Valley, Greene County, Columbia County, Albany County, Schoharie County, Delaware County, and upstate New York, including Acra, Albany, Athens, Ashland, Broome, Cairo, Catskill, Chatham, Claverack, Cobleskill, Coeymans, Copake, Cornwallville, Coxsackie, Durham, Freehold, Germantown, Ghent, Gilboa, Grand Gorge, Greenville, Hensonville, Hillsdale, Hudson, Hunter, Kinderhook, Kingston, Leeds, Lexington, Maplecrest, Medusa, Middleburgh, New Baltimore, New Paltz, Palenville, Prattsville, Preston Hollow, Poughkeepsie, Ravena, Red Hook, Rensselaerville, Rhinebeck, Round Top, Purling, Saratoga Springs, Schoharie, Saugerties, Spencertown, Stamford, Taghkanic, Ulster, Tannersville, Westerlo, Westkill, Windham, and Woodstock.