New York Divorce Attorney
Are you considering a divorce?
Legally ending a marriage can be an extremely emotional and difficult process, especially if children are involved. Numerous agreements will need to be made concerning property division, spousal support, child custody and other related areas. Consulting a NYC divorce lawyer is an important first step when you are considering divorce. A qualified attorney can give you valuable advice regarding divorce laws, and help minimize the hardships that are often encountered during legal proceedings. The Law Office of Vivien I. Stark is highly skilled in handling divorce cases and can provide the knowledgeable representation you will need when seeking a divorce. Ms. Stark has over 25 years of experience in divorce and family law, and can explain the procedures for filing a divorce petition and what to expect at your hearing. Ms. Stark will aggressively represent you at your trial if she is unable to resolve your case prior to that time. To learn more about our areas of practice, please see below:
If you are considering filing for a divorce, one of the decisions you will have to think through is who will have custody of the children. This can be a difficult as both parents want what is best for their children. With an attorney on your side, you could have peace of mind knowing that someone is protecting your rights throughout the entire process. Click here to read more about child custody.
It is the responsibility of the parent who is not the physical guardian to provide financial support to their children. This amount could be based on a percentage of their income but some parents fail to live up to their responsibility. If this is your case, a member of our legal team could provide you with the help you need to receive justice. Click here to read more about child support.
A contested divorce refers to a divorce where the couple cannot agree on the aspects of their case. For example, property division, asset division, child custody, and child support, are some of the decisions in which it may be difficult to come to an agreement. Click here to read more about contested divorce.
Enforcement of Court Orders
When a former spouse neglects their duty as ordered by the court, whether it be spousal support or child support, a family lawyer could help you be treated with fairness. Your former spouse is legally required to help in this way and cannot shirk their responsibilities. Click here to read more about enforcement of court orders.
If you have questions concerning equitable distribution, contact an attorney from our firm. There are several different factors that will have to be taken into consideration when dividing property and money in lieu of a divorce. For example, the length of the marriage, the income of each spouse, and each spouses' contribution to the marital wealth. Click here to read more about equitable distribution.
High Net Worth Divorce
High net worth divorces refer to divorce cases where one or both spouses owned a large amount of assets. Attempting to divide companies, homes, property, stocks, taxes, debts, investments, etc. can be a complicated process and will require a lot of detailed paperwork. For help during this process and to make sure your rights are not trampled on, contact a lawyer from our team. Click here to read more about high net worth divorce.
Maintenance & Alimony
Spousal maintenance, alimony, and spousal support refer to the amount of money given from one former spouse to another. If one spouse was the primary earner, they may be required to pay temporary or permanent maintenance. Some factors that would affect the amount and length of time include: length of marriage, income of both spouses, and age of spouses. Click here to read more about maintenance & alimony.
Although the court will to make a wise judgment concerning child support, child custody, visitation rights, and spousal support, there are circumstances that can arise which require a modification of court orders. An attorney could help examine your case in order to determine what is fair and in your best interests. Click here to read more about modifications.
Orders of Protection
If you have questions concerning orders of protection, a legal representative could help protect your rights and answer any questions you may have. An order of protection is a court order which is designed to help those are feeling threatened by a family member or former spouse. It can prevent the one who it was filed against from coming near the family. Click here to read more about orders of protection.
There are some divorce cases in which the paternity of the child or children must be determined. Although if the couple was married when the child was born, paternity is legally presumed. If paternity is disproved, however, the spouse could not have to pay child support. Click here to read more about paternity.
Post Judgment Proceedings
After a divorce is finalized, there could be circumstances that arise which necessitate a change in the agreement. Especially in regards to children, child support may need to be adjusted. As well as that, spousal support may need to be changed depending on the circumstances that arise. Click here to read more about post judgment proceedings.
Pre-nuptial & Post-nuptial Agreements
Although many people believe that prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements are only for couples who own a large amount of assets. However, creating this type of agreement may prevent future conflict and bring transparency to a marriage. Click here to read more about prenuptial and post nuptial agreements.
If you are considering separating from your spouse, your first step should be to contact a New York City divorce attorney. We could help you create a separation agreement which stipulates aspects of the case like asset division, child custody, and more. Click here to read more about separation agreements.
An uncontested divorce refers to divorces which do not need to go to court. In most cases, this is ideal as you are able to avoid dragging your case through a messy divorce proceeding. With the help of a divorce attorney acting as a mediator though the case, a solution agreeable to all could be reached. Click here to read more about uncontested divorce.
The parent who does not have sole custody of the children should be entitled to the right to visit their children. In some cases, the other parent does not want their children to spend time with their former spouse, but visitation rights and parenting plans are legally binding. Click here to read more about visitation.
Divorce Lawyer in New York City
Under new state laws, it is no longer required to provide fault for a divorce. The court also prefers couples to reach their own agreements (an uncontested divorce) regarding the dissolution of their marriage. If there are any disputes that can't be resolved, it is considered a contested divorce and the matter is referred to the court for a final determination. Our firm is committed to protecting your rights and interests in a divorce, and can help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case. We provide personalized service, and are extremely caring and conscientious when addressing parental concerns regarding children.
Contact a New York City divorce lawyer from Law Office of Vivien I. Stark for competent legal advice if you are seeking a divorce.