Services

01. Divorce & Family Law

Uncontested Divorce

 You can obtain an uncontested divorce when there is no dispute regarding divorce-related issues such as child custody, child support, division of marital assets, and health insurance. You can also obtain an uncontested divorce if:

  1. Your spouse does not respond to the divorce action, or

  2. Your spouse does respond, but does not oppose the divorce

The paperwork for your uncontested divorce can be completed at your 1st appointment. Your Judgment of Divorce can be obtained in as little as 4 weeks with

NO COURT APPEARANCE REQUIRED! 

Contested Divorce

Not all divorces are amicable. In the event that you or your spouse contests the divorce, our firm will seek an expeditious settlement in your best interests. Our goal is to obtain a favorable settlement and avoid unnecessary litigation and costs.

However, if your spouse is unwilling to reach a settlement, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to aggressively and zealously represent you in all aspects of litigation.

Divorce by Publication

Sometimes, a person may want to obtain a divorce, but cannot locate his/her spouse. Even under this situation, you are still entitled to obtain a divorce. If your spouse cannot be located, we will prepare and submit all necessary documentation with the Court and seek an order to serve your spouse by publication in a newspaper. This is commonly referred to as a “divorce by publication,” and can be completed with NO COURT APPEARANCE REQUIRED.

Separation by Agreement

Sometimes a couple reaches a mutual decision to live apart, but for personal, financial, or other reasons may not yet want a divorce. If you are in this situation, you may obtain a legal separation through a Separation Agreement. Unlike a divorce, a legal separation does not end the marriage. However, a Separation Agreement allows you and your spouse to resolve custody, support, property, and any other issues important to you.

Since a Separation Agreement is a binding contract between you and your spouse, this legal document should be drafted by an experienced attorney. Our firm will prepare a favorable agreement to protect your best interests at the time of your legal separation and in the event of a future divorce action.

Annulments

You may be in a situation where your spouse promised you something important to your decision to marry, which he/she had no intention of carrying out after the marriage. In this case, an annulment may be your way of "voiding" the marriage.

Annulment is a legal procedure for declaring a marriage null and void. Unlike divorce, it is retroactive: an annulled marriage is considered never to have existed. The cause of action for annulment in New York State is generally fraud.

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements are legally-binding contracts that detail how you and your spouse will divide assets in the event of a future divorce.  Our attorneys will protect your rights on various issues that can be covered under a Prenup or Postnup, such as spousal support, attorneys’ fees, retirement accounts, and the division of marital and separate property. These agreements are not just for wealthy couples and have become an important tool to protect your financial future.

Additional Services

  1. Family Court

  2. Child Custody

  3. Child Visitation

  4. Child Support

  5. Child Support Enforcement

  6. Guardianship

  7. ACS/Abuse/Neglect

  8. Orders of Protection

  9. Domestic Violence

  10. Relocation

  11. Spousal Support / Maintenance

12. Father's Rights

13. Same Sex Divorce / Annulment / 

     Separation

14. Enforcement of Orders

15. Prenuptial Agreements

16. Postnuptial Agreements

17. Divorce by Substituted Service

18. Divorce by Default

19. Financial Planning for Divorce or Separation

20. Appeals

21. Name Change

30 Years of Accumulated Practice

Fees for Legal Service

We aim to provide transparency and ease of access to our high quality legal services. Please see our schedule of fees based on the type of legal service you are seeking. 

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