What’s so great about the “BALD” Lawyer?

Best Michael E. Underwood is an experienced matrimonial attorney, highly regarded within the State of New York. Mike has actively practiced family law since 2005 and along the way has earned numerous awards: 2018 – Syracuse’s Finest and Top 100 Lawyer, American Society of Legal Advocates 2017 – Top 10 Attorneys, American Jurist Institute 2017 [read more...]

There are several grounds or legal reasons to get divorced in New York (as we have previously discussed HERE) and one of them is Adultery. What is Adultery? Adultery is defined in NY as a voluntary sexual act between the spouse and someone other than the spouse. What type of proof is required to prove adultery? [read more...]

As an experienced Syracuse Divorce Lawyer for over 13 years, I know first hand all of the details involved with divorce litigation. Typically, the first formal court appearance is the preliminary conference. At the preliminary conference, the court personnel or the judge (depending on the county), creates a scheduling order. A scheduling order details numerous future [read more...]

What is Custody? Custody is the parental responsibility of a child. There are two types of Custody: Legal Custody: The right and responsibility to make decisions for a child. Physical Custody: The living location for a child. What is Visitation? Parenting time between a child and a parent. Typically, the parent who does not have [read more...]

The Court will take your gross income and subtract Medicare and Social Security taxes. These are commonly known as “FICA” taxes. The Court does not subtract Federal or New York State income tax. Depending on the number of your children, the Court will follow these guidelines in determining your child support obligation. Please click on [read more...]

An Annulment is matrimonial action to declare a marriage null and void. There are 2 categories of annulments: 1) The marriage is void at the time it occurs: a) For example: a father-daughter, mother-son or uncle-niece marriage. b) Someone already married getting married again. 2) The marriage is voidable due to specific reasons: Some Examples: [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...]

What does equitable distribution mean? Under New York Law, marital property is divided between the husband and wife. This is known as equitable distribution. However, separate (non-marital) property is not divided. What is marital property? All property acquired during the marriage is considered marital property. Please note this typically includes pensions, retirement accounts, real property [read more...]

Every divorce is different but there are some things that tend to be common. There may be extra conflict and stress in divorces with children. Try to keep the stress as low as possible for your children and for yourself. There may be no quick fixes or easy answers along the way and depending on [read more...]

The fee for a divorce varies and is based on the amount of legal time spent. Also, ed there are required filing fees with the court. The Underwood Law Firm is realistic that sometimes it can be difficult to come up with extra money to get divorced. Therefore, we proudly offer payment plans** and online [read more...]

© 2020 Underwood Law Firm, P.C. Bald Divorce Lawyer. All rights reserved. This is an informational website only and the content is not intended to provide specific legal advice. We invite you to contact us for an appointment to review your specific needs and objectives.