New York Family Law Attorney
Serving & Protecting NYC Families for Over 35 Years
At Lois M. Brenner, Esq., we handle all types of
divorce and family law matters – from separation, divorce, and
child custody to prenuptial agreements. Regardless of the unique legal challenges you
face, you can trust that Lois and our legal team will handle your case
with tremendous skill, unique psychological understanding and compassionate support.
Types of Family Law Matters
No-Fault Divorce: In a no-fault divorce, neither spouse blames the other for the breakdown
of the marriage. Common bases for no-fault divorce include irreconcilable
differences, irretrievable breakdown, and incompatibility. Another common
basis for no-fault divorce is that the parties have lived separately pursuant
to an agreement for a certain period of time.
Grounds for Divorce: Grounds for divorce will vary from state to state, and may be no-fault
or fault. No-fault divorce is now available in all 50 states, but many
states still maintain fault-based grounds as an additional option. Fault-based
grounds in some states have included adultery, incarceration, cruelty,
attempted murder, desertion, habitual drunkenness, drug use, insanity,
impotency, and infection with a venereal disease.
Child Custody & Support: If parents cannot agree on child custody, the courts will make this decision
based on the best interests of the child. Determining the child’s
best interests involves many factors. All 50 states have also adopted
child support guidelines, some of which use tables to indicate the amount
of support for different levels of income. Most states will factor in
the income of both parents.
Adoption: Through adoption, a legal parent-child relationship is created between
individuals not biologically related. In most cases, adopted children
are entitled to inherit on a basis equal to biological children under
state laws of distribution upon the death of a parent.
Should I Hire a Family Lawyer in New York?
It is a good idea to consult with a lawyer and/or mediator about any major
life event or change, whether you need assistance with a contested or
uncontested divorce, adoption, child abuse matter, child support modification, child visitation
or custody dispute, writing a will, health care proxy or
elder law issue. Your legal rights could be at stake if you don’t. Please
contact Lois M. Brenner, Esq. for the advice and guidance you need.
Call our office today at
(646) 663-4546 to schedule a consultation with Lois M. Brenner, Esq.