As a Long Island Divorce Attorney with many years of practice in this field, many clients come to our Family Law firm seeking to learn more about Legal Separation. A Legal Separation is a very important option that should be discussed with your attorney before moving forward with your legal proceedings.
As a Long Island Divorce Attorney who has met with countless clients and prospective clients during their complimentary consultations, I have seen people immediately intimidated by one of the key pieces of information we need to collect: the Statement of Net Worth. In an effort to alleviate that intimidation, we have complied some basic information.
What Is a Statement of Net Worth?
As an experienced Long Island Divorce and Family Law Attorney, we see countless clients come to us seeking advice on obtaining an Order of Protection (OP).
The Basis for Granting an Order of Protection on Long Island
Orders of Protection are court-ordered documents that require the respondent (the abuser) to stay away from or refrain from contact with the petitioner (the victim of abuse). Family Courts in Suffolk County, Nassau County or any other county in New York are the most common forum in which to seek an Order of Protection. In order for the Family Court to grant an Order of Protection, the respondent must have committed a family offense.
As a Long Island, NY Family Law Attorney with years of experience in this field, issues of child custody and child support come into our law firm constantly. Countless people come into our offices concerned that, for any number of reasons, they will not receive the court-ordered child support from the other parent of their child. The following article will explain the rules of Child Support on Long Island and how you can ensure you receive your court-ordered child support.
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.
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.
With the holidays quickly approaching, more and more clients are coming to our Long Island Divorce and Family Law firm with concerns about their holiday visitation schedule with their children. As an experienced Divorce and Family Law Attorney, I have helped many families make the most of their holidays in a way that works best for them.