Believing that couples that marry with dignity also deserve to divorce with dignity, our approach is designed to fit each client’s individual needs and sensitivities. We focus on negotiating equitable and just settlements whenever possible while minimizing the counterproductive antagonism. When necessary, however, we are prepared to aggressively litigate the issues.
We have helped many of individuals with matters of divorce, separation, annulment, property distribution, maintenance (alimony), child support, child custody and visitation, post judgment enforcement/modification proceedings, as well as with pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and cohabitation agreements. We also handle all aspects of family court proceedings, including Support Matters, Custody Matters, and Family Offense/Domestic Violence Matters.
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.