When you are involved in a divorce case, you need an attorney who understands the way New York family court operates. At our firm, we are experienced in representing people who are struggling to move on after a failed marriage. When children or property are involved in the divorce process, the issue can become very complicated. The result of your divorce case will affect your future by impacting your income, your investments, and the amount of time you will be able to spend with your children. If you want to file for divorce or if your spouse has filed for divorce, our attorneys can represent you to make sure you are not taken advantage of.
New York Laws About Divorce
New York was the last state in the country to allow no-fault divorce in 2010. Now, in New York, you can either file a divorce based on fault grounds (adultery, abandonment, or abuse) or you can file a no-fault divorce, citing irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. Because the no-fault provisions are relatively new to the law, you will want a lawyer who is up to date on the most recent changes in New York divorce law. At our firm, we work hard to make sure that your rights are protected and that every legal avenue that can be beneficial to you is explored by our lawyers.
Spousal Support and Division of Property
When you get a divorce in Staten Island NY, one of the fundamental aspects of the case will be financial issues, including spousal support, otherwise known as alimony, and a division of assets. When two people are married, they often own common assets such as homes, bank accounts, retirement accounts and investment accounts, and personal property including cars and boats. All of these assets must be divided or separated as part of the divorce proceedings. Sometimes, these issues can become very complicated when the spouses have their own individual assets in addition to the community assets, and it can even sometimes involve the court-ordered sale of assets. In all of these issues, you need a lawyer who knows how to handle these cases. You don’t want to entrust your future with a lawyer who has never done a divorce case again. At our firm, we understand the complex nature of these cases and we can anticipate the other side’s next move.
Child Support, Custody, and Visitation
If the marriage produced any children, the divorce case will also include child custody, visitation, and child support issues. There are many different factors that are applied in the decisions about child custody, but the main issue will be what is the best for the child. If you believe that having sole or primary custody of your child will be in their best interests, our lawyers will fight tirelessly for your right to raise your children. If you will be granted visitation rights to your child, we will not rest unless the agreement is fair and reasonable, and allows you to be a part of your children’s life. Divorce should not extinguish your right to be there for your children. In addition, our attorneys will work hard to make sure that any child support orders are fair and reasonable, and do not place an excessive burden on our clients.
How Our Experienced Divorce Lawyers Serving Staten Island Can Help
If you are going through a divorce, the outcome of your case will have a permanent impact on your financial future, your happiness, and your family life. Our attorneys understand that, and we will work to make sure that you are not taken advantage of by your ex-spouse in the court process. Our attorneys are experienced and aggressive, and they will not stop until you are free from your marriage with a divorce agreement that represents the best possible outcome for you and for your children. If you would like to have more information about our New York divorce law services, call our office today to set up an appointment with our knowledgeable and dedicated Staten Island family law attorneys.