Hester Schem Hester & Dionisio has the expertise and knowledge to maneuver through even the most complicated cases. We are able to help clients with a number of diverse legal family issues in the following areas:


These cases frequently address issues regarding equitable distribution of property, alimony, shared or sole parental responsibility, child custody, child support, visitation, relocation of residency out-of-state, and attorney fees and costs associated with the litigation. Our firm has access to experts in the field of tax who advice clients on the tax implications of family law related legal matters, such as divorce.

Post Divorce Modification: In these cases, clients seek to change their divorce terms because there has been a substantial change of circumstances since the date of their divorce or last modification.

Domestic Violence Injunctions

At our firm, we take domestic violence issues very seriously. There are injunctions prohibiting acts of domestic violence that are available to protect victims from further acts of domestic violence. We strongly support the goal of zero tolerance of domestic violence.

Child Abduction

These cases generally involve efforts to get children back into the arms of a custodial parent after the child has been wrongfully abducted.

Child Support

We assist clients in determining the amount of child support that may become due and owing as a result of a divorce or other family law actions. We can also assist with modifications to the child support agreement settled on by both parties or child support order already entered by the Court.

Custody and Visitation

We can help with changes in either the custody or visitation rights involved with your children. Our firm can also help modify the terms of custody and visitation that were agreed upon by both parties involved or ordered by the Court.

Paternity Determinations

A lawsuit to determine the legal father of a child is a family law related legal matter. Both the biological mother and the biological father can initiate a lawsuit to establish paternity.

Prenuptial Agreements

Our firm handles prenuptial agreements. Prenuptial agreements involve people who are not yet married and wish to resolve all financial issues that may arise in the unlikely event of a future divorce.

Guardianship of Adults and Children