Helping You Feel In Control During Family Law Matters
Few things can disrupt all aspects of your life like a divorce or custody dispute. Your family, finances and future may suddenly feel beyond your control. During this difficult time, the counsel of an experienced matrimonial law attorney can be invaluable.
We have helped our clients with all family law issues. Whether you need assistance with a pre- or postnuptial agreement, divorce, custody, child or spousal support matter, or an adoption, you can rely on our knowledge, experience and compassion. From the simple to the complex, we are prepared to assist all individuals in their family law matters.
Dividing The Marital Assets
Our experienced attorneys will guide you through property division rights explaining the difference between separate and marital property. We will strive to resolve these issues through negotiation but will always be prepared to go to court to protect your interests.
We have the experience to divide assets; by way of example some of them are:
- Marital home and vacation homes
- Other real estate
- Financial accounts
- Stocks and stock options
- Retirement accounts
- Businesses and professional practices
- Art and antiques
To value these types of assets, we work with financial experts such as business valuators, real estate appraisers, financial planners, accountants,, tax experts and others as appropriate to the case. In matters involving hidden assets, we consult with forensic accountants and private investigators.
Protecting Your Rights In Child Custody Cases
Property division can be contentious, but a custody dispute can quickly turn into a battle between parents. In most cases, the best approach is to work together so that some semblance of the family relationships can be maintained. It is better for the children when the parents can co-parent civilly after the divorce. If necessary, we will take custody cases to court, but that is typically a last resort due to the damage it may cause to the children.
Navigating Child And Spousal Support
Generally, support in New York is determined largely by a statutory formula, but it is still important to ensure that your rights and the best interests of your child are protected. In many divorce cases, there may be add-ons such as extracurricular activities, education expenses, special needs of the children etc. which must also be considered.
The reasonable needs of the party receiving the support payments may be highly contested. The court may not follow the formulas based upon the individual facts of your case.
We Are Here For Your Family
We know you have many questions, which is why we make ourselves available to clients. To arrange a consultation, please call 631-801-5401 or contact us online. You will be glad you took the first step.