Matrimonial/Divorce Matters

Whether you are considering a separation, have been served with divorce papers or are forward thinking for your marriage, speaking to someone who understands the complexities of New York matrimonial law is imperative. We can guide and educate you through the process.

  • Uncontested Divorce: If you and your spouse have discussed obtaining a divorce and you are on the same page regarding the terms, you may be able to skip litigation and complete your divorce through paperwork alone. 
  • Negotiated Uncontested Divorce: Those who have not reached an agreement on the terms of their divorce on their own, but who are committed to resolving their divorce outside of court may hire us to negotiate the terms of the divorce in a more amicable setting. 
  • Contested Divorce: Spouses who are unable to communicate and know that they are not in agreement with the terms of the divorce can begin the process by negotiating and then use court intervention, or a judge, to help work out the details that cannot be negotiated. 
  • Prenuptial Agreements: Couples considering marriage, who want to first understand the legal implications of their nuptials, may choose to negotiate the financial terms of their marriage before they walk down the aisle. 
  • Post-Nuptial Agreements: Often times life events or financial changes may cause people to want to discuss or agree upon the financial terms of their marriage after they are already married. 
  • Separation: Whether it be for the purpose of continuing healthcare, or simply as a preference, certain couples prefer to work through a separation agreement first and wait the required one year before filing for divorce. 
  • Annulments: Where there are questions of legitimacy regarding the marriage, whether it be fraud, coercion or something else, the court may allow for a revision of the marriage itself. 
  • Spousal Maintenance: Where one spouse makes more money and is the primary breadwinner for the household, the “less monied” spouse may ask for financial support, both through the litigation and after the divorce is finalized. 
  • Division of Property: During a marriage, one or both parties may acquire certain assets. This may include bank accounts, brokerage accounts, retirement assets, houses or other valuable property. We help fairly divide what the law considers “marital property.”
  • Custody: When a married couple has children, the custody of those children will also be worked out in the divorce. Custody is a two-prong decision, that includes who the children reside with and who makes decisions on their behalf. The Court will look to the “primary caretaker” and measure the parties’ ability to communicate in order to make these decisions. The non-residential parent will also be entitled to visitation, or parenting time. 
  • Child Support: Likewise, the Court will intervene to make sure that the non-residential parent is paying their fair share for support of the children. There are certain set percentages used depending upon the number of children. 

We can help. Our team of experienced and hard-working attorneys can guide you through each and every scenario of divorce and/or separation that may come your way. We pride ourselves on making these complex matters easier to understand and provide compassionate services that make the emotions easier to cope with. Let us guide you through your troubling time.