Family Law Overview
Modern family law is complex and ever changing. For example, in 2010 New York adopted “no fault” divorce, and now recognizes gay marriage (New York has recognized gay divorce for several years). New rules and regulations can be daunting to someone unfamiliar with this field of law. Legal counsel can help you navigate this new terrain:
When Children Are Involved
Besides the inherent emotional context, divorces that involve children are complicated by several issues that must be decided, or at least approved, by the courts:
I commit my practice to helping my clients reach amiable legal resolutions for their families. I have served many times as a court-appointed “attorney for the child(ren)” in complex divorce proceedings.
Property division can be a long and involved process that can require extensive documentation and negotiation. Clients often find this aspect of their divorce to be the most difficult and emotional. I assist my clients in understanding the issues involved in property issues and work with them to obtain the best solutions.
Please visit the property division page where I discuss some of the detailed components of property division issues and New York’s “equitable distribution” law.