Matrimonial & Family Law
Divorce / Separation
To file for a divorce or separation in New York, a person must have a legal basis to do so and meet the residency requirements.
Child Custody / Access
Whether married or not, separating parents must resolve both legal custody (decision making), physical / residential custody and access to the child.
Child Support / Spousal Support
In New York State, generally, parents must support a child until the child reaches age 21. And Spouses have certain duties to provide for the support each other as well.
Assets and liabilities must be equitably divided in a divorce or separation, but equitable does not mean “equal.”
Prenuptial / Postnuptial agreements
Before or even during marriage, parties often agree upon how they would want to settle their affairs in the event of a divorce or separation.
Cases do not “end” after a court has entered an order – an aggrieved party may seek review by a higher court. As well, there are remedies for non-compliance with an order, or changed circumstances.