601 Lakeport Road, Chittenango, NY 13037 | (315) 687-7215

Legal Services

   Family Court

Family Court is one of the most utilized courts in New York State. It is a court in which almost all family and domestic issues can be heard, except for divorce which is handled in New York State Supreme Court. Attorney Gerald Raymond has over 20 years of experience practicing in Family Court. Family Court cases can be highly emotional. We believe the most important factor is understanding your case and what you might expect when you go to court. Sometimes, going to court may not be your first option. The other important thing to understand that the primary job of a Family Court judge is to make sure that the best interests of the chidren involved in the case are protected. That is not something that is easy to define, and it can vary from case to case. We can represent you in the following Family Court cases:

  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Adoption
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Persons in Need of Supervision (PINS)

  Criminal Law

Criminal law is a serious matter. An encounter with the criminal justice system can create a criminal record that can have lasting effects, no matter how minor the offense. Legal representation in the criminal court process is essential from the moment of arrest. At the law office of Gerald D. Raymond, we have over 20 years of experience handling criminal cases. It is essential to understand your rights, as well as the potential consequences to the defendant at every step of the process. We can represent you in the following areas:

  • Violations(such as harassment, trespass and disorderly conduct)
  • Misdemeanors (offenses punishable by up to a year in jail)
  • Probation violations

  Vehicle and Traffic

Traffic tickets are very common. The process of resolving a traffic ticket can be tricky, depending on the driving record of the client and the jurisdiction in which the client received the ticket. Legal representation is essential to avoid points on your license, increased insurance premiums, and possible penalties through the Department of Motor Vehicles, At the Law Office of Gerald D. Raymond, we are very experienced in negotiating favorable outcomes for our clients, and going to trail if necessary. We can represent you in the following areas:

  • Speeding tickets and other moving violations
  • Equipment violations
  • Unlicensed operation tickets including misdemeanor and non-misdemeanor violations

In addition, we can represent you in Driving While Intoxicated Cases. DWI can be a serious criminal matter with with substantial penalies and intrusive outcomes. Experienced legal representation is essential.


A landlord and tenant relationship is usually uneventful. However, when a dispute arises, it is essential that the tenant understand their rights. It is important to remember that landlords and tenants have rights whether there is a written lease or not. At the law offices of Gerald D. Raymond we are experienced in handling all aspects of the landlord tenant relationship from drafting and reviewing leases, to defending tenants in the eviction process, to resolving disputes over security deposits. We will provide with with the advice, counsel and representation necesssary to resolve your matter.

  Real Estate Law

Buying and selling real estate has traditionally been one area of law that it not considered adversarial. But, over time, it has gotten a bit more complex. At the Law Officde of Gerald D. Raymond, we can represent you from contract to closing and make sure that you understand what is happending every step of the way. Sometimes, title problems with the property can arise which can slow the closing process. We can assist you with resolving those issues in a timely manner.

  Business Formation

Starting a business can be exciting. Understanding how to protect your assets can be essential. At the law office of Geral D. Raymond, we can assist you in discussing various options for forming your business. There is a tremendous amount of information available to the entrepeneur, but we can help to clearly explain your options and draft the paperwork necessary to achieve your goals.

  Wills and Estate Planning

Attorney Gerald Raymond has many years of experience drafting wills and othe estate planning documents. In addition, our office can handle probate of the estate. Estate planning and protection of assets has become essential with our aging population. We can assist you with advice, counsel and drafting the essential documents.

  Advice and Counsel

Sometimes, people just need to sit down with an attorney and discuss what their rights and responsibilites are. You may or may not need to take legal action. Attorney Geral D. Raymond will take the time to sit down with you and explain your options. Attorney Raymond has over 30 years of experience as an educator at the grade school and college levels, as well as over 20 years as a practicing attorney. Effective communication with the client is one of the most important missions of our office.


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Office Location

601 Lakeport Road
Chittenango, NY 13037

P: 315.687.7215
F: 315.687.7937
Email: lori@bandrlegal.com