The difference between mediation and hiring a divorce attorney is significant. In summary, a divorce attorney can file and obtain a divorce in New York, while a mediator cannot. Mediation involves hiring a mediator to meet with both parties (usually simultaneously) during which the mediator attempts to bring the parties to a compromise. The mediator, [read more...]

Divorce papers are also referred to as a summons, summons with notice, or a complaint. Depending on the method you received the above-mentioned documents, you may only have 20 days to file an answer with the Court to avoid a default under New York Law. The 1st thing you should do is contact an experienced [read more...]

Whenever people get divorced, it is an emotional and stressful period in their lives. It will likely be one of the lowest points of their lives emotionally. A long and heated court battle over property division can make matters even worse. Although there are exceptions, under New York law each spouse is typically entitled to [read more...]

We always offer free consultations to help people navigate through the complex divorce process and local procedures. During your free consultation, at a minimum, we will discuss the following topics below and how they may apply to your situation. The topics that must be resolved before a Court can Order a divorce are: Grounds: Also [read more...]

Our approach to Divorce and Matrimonial Law is straightforward and transparent. We carefully obtain all the necessary information so that our clients can make their own decisions on what is fair or appropriate for their specific matter. Then, we create a global settlement offer. For information on the necessary topics in a settlement agreement, please [read more...]

What does divorce mean? Divorce is the final, legal ending of a marriage by court order. What legal reasons do I need to get divorced in New York? You must have grounds or legally acceptable reasons to get divorced in New York. Some acceptable grounds in New York include: a) Cruel and Inhuman treatment b) [read more...]

Now more frequently than ever, parties are using Prenuptial Agreements (or Pre-Marital Agreements) prior to getting married. The purpose of these agreements is to keep separate property from becoming marital property. Also, there can be provisions related to spousal maintenance (formerly known as alimony). As I have described HERE, marital property is divided in a [read more...]

No matter your level of personal and financial success, sorting out all the key issues and legal considerations in your divorce can be overwhelming. In fact, if you have a leadership position or professional practice to maintain, your attorney’s financial knowledge and ability to deal with complex property issues may be especially critical. Certainly you [read more...]

Parent’s Rights Attorney In many divorce and family law matters involving children, there are numerous issues that can arise. These can include one parent denying visitation, denying contact, or denying overnights. Making matters worse, oftentimes, there are no legitimate legal reasons for doing so. We have years of experience handling these situations. We can help [read more...]

Syracuse Father’s Rights Lawyer Part of our practice includes work helping fathers in divorce, paternity, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, modifications and other areas of family law. We are experienced with providing the additional services below: Helping both custodial and non-custodial fathers Improve parent to parent communication Increase involvement with their children Educate and [read more...]

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