New York Matrimonial Law Attorney
Matrimonial law, otherwise known as “family law,” relates to
issues surrounding the nature of marriage, property division, entry into
a marriage, children, termination of marriage, and child and spousal support.
Entry into Marriage
Matrimonial law deals with how couples enter into marriage by covering
issues like prenuptial agreements and the legal requirements of a marriage.
A prenuptial agreement can determine the rights of each spouse regarding
marital property, child custody, spousal support, estate issues, separate
property and other issues regarding the marriage. It is an agreement entered
into between the spouses before the marriage.
Termination of Marriage
Matrimonial law in each state deals with issues regarding the termination
of marriage by setting up rules about divorce and annulments. The family
law of each state determines when an otherwise valid marriage can be terminated
by divorce or when a marriage was never valid in the first place.
Child & Spousal Support
Matrimonial law in each state deals with issues regarding support of a
person’s spouse and/or child by establishing formulas and criteria
regarding child support and spousal maintenance. A state’s family
and divorce law establishes the criteria regarding when someone needs
to pay the support for the other spouse and/or for child support, how
much needs to be paid, and for how long. There are also tax ramifications involved.
To learn more about how these issues affect you, please call our office
today at (646) 663-4546.