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Before Choosing a Family Law Attorney or Divorce Lawyer

Before Choosing a Family Law Attorney or Divorce Lawyer

If you’re considering getting divorced, working with a Long Island family law attorney or divorce lawyer is critical. Your attorney can be a great asset to you if you select the right one. Here’s what to understand about choosing a divorce attorney:

Long Island Divorce Options

Before selecting an attorney to represent you in your divorce, it’s important to understand what options are available to you and to have realistic expectations of the entire process. If you choose a family law lawyer who is skilled in divorce mediation because you want to resolve your divorce amicably, but your ex-spouse contests nearly every aspect of the divorce, you could be stuck litigating a settlement with an attorney who doesn’t have the expertise to represent you in the courtroom.

Here’s what you need to know about aligning your options for divorce with your goals and your current situation to choose a Long Island divorce lawyer that best fits your needs: (more…)

Do You Really Need to Go to Trial for Your Long Island Divorce?

Do You Really Need to Go to Trial for Your Long Island Divorce?

If you and your spouse have decided to get a divorce on Long Island, did you know that you don’t necessarily have to go to trial?  Here’s what you can try first and how to know if a trial may, in fact, be the best option considering your circumstances. (more…)

Top 5 Benefits of Long Island Divorce Mediation

Top 5 Benefits of Long Island Divorce Mediation

No one looks forward to a messy divorce. It’s difficult enough reaching the decision to get a divorce in the first place and coping with the end of your marriage. A litigious divorce can add insult to injury, or rather, injury on top of injury. Divorce Mediation, however, can be a tool to help you and your ex-spouse reach agreement on the various aspects of the divorce, without the need to go to court. Here’s how you may be able to benefit from Long Island divorce mediation. (more…)

Alternative Dispute Resolution Can Save Time, Money & Stress in Long Island Divorce

Alternative Dispute Resolution Can Save Time, Money & Stress in Long Island Divorce

When most people on Long Island consider divorce, they often think of the worst case scenarios they’ve heard about:

  • A long, drawn out process that costs each side tens of thousands of dollars.
  • Fighting with their spouse throughout the divorce process.
  • Having a contentious relationship with their ex-spouse with little, if any, positive communication.
  • Having a difficult time attempting to find agreement to co-parent their children.

It doesn’t have to be this way. (more…)

Questions About Beginning Your Long Island Divorce Answered

Questions About Beginning Your Long Island Divorce Answered

Divorce Attorney Consultation

In my many years of experience as a Long Island Divorce Attorney, many clients have the same questions when they first start their divorce proceedings. In an effort to ease some of your natural anxiety over these issues, below are answers to some frequently asked questions associated with beginning your divorce on Long Island.

Asset Protection

A big concern of most people have coming into our law firm is what happens to their assets now that they are beginning a divorce. In New York State, the law requires you and your spouse to protect your marital assets. This means that neither you nor your spouse are permitted to unilaterally transfer, sell or destroy any marital assets. When the law is speaking about marital assets in this context, it means bank accounts, the marital residence, cars and things of that nature. What this really boils down to is that neither you nor your spouse can empty a bank account, destroy the artwork you bought using money from your wedding, or sell the marital residence out from underneath one another.

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What is Divorce Mediation on Long Island?

What is Divorce Mediation on Long Island?

Divorce Attorney Consultation

As an experienced Long Island Divorce Attorney and Divorce Mediator, many couples have come to me seeking alternative methods to the infamous Contested Divorce. Divorce Mediation is something that does not receive a lot of attention, as the process lends itself to amicable and peaceful resolutions, but it is a process that should be utilized more often, if feasible.
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