There’s no easy way to go through a divorce. The emotional and mental toll can be overwhelming. However, you may be even more concerned about how your children are going to handle the process.
Here is one of the most common questions we hear from those considering mediation. Why do I need a lawyer when I am divorcing out of court? This is a valid question, and it deserves a good answer. The truth is, you can complete divorce mediation without attorney assistance, but there are many benefits associated with lawyer assistance.
The last time we addressed property division in our legal blog, we discussed how courts in the state divide property under the equitable distribution law. Due to the brief nature of the blog format, we were unable to talk about other important elements of property division. This post will address separate property, which a spouse may keep when the marriage ends.
If there is one focus during a modern divorce proceeding, it's this: The children's best interests. That's what the court focuses on, and it's what you should focus on as well.
A very large part of providing family law services in New York involves helping families overcome their challenges and remain united. In truth, it is one of the most ambitious goals family law attorneys work to achieve. In many cases, our efforts fail and we must help couples end a relationship as painlessly as possible. Other times, however, our dedication pays off and we see troubled families come together and overcome the hurdles they face.
If you are divorcing with children for the first time, you will hear a lot of terms that you may have never heard before. One of these terms is the "best interests of the child," and it plays a very important role in child custody and support determinations.