There are two ways to get divorced in New York. One is litigation, the
old traditional way in court. Both parties hire an attorney and they fight it out.
The other path is the more progressive cost-effective process of mediation.
An attorney/mediator guides a couple to make decisions together, avoiding
court, confrontation, and expensive legal fees.
As a psychologically-trained divorce attorney and mediator, I handle both
procedures along with my colleagues and team of experts. During my free
consultation, after hearing all the facts, I can usually assess which
path will be best. I make recommendations based upon our discussions,
and I encourage spouses to choose the best path for them and their families.
When I consult with a spouse there is a lot to discuss:
- Is there a possibility of civility between the parties;
- Will it be necessary to fight;
- What steps have already been taken toward divorce;
- Are they both still living together;
- How long is the marriage;
- Are there children;
- Do both parties work;
- Are there properties, assets, pensions;
- Are there mental illness issues or addictions propelling the divorce;
- What will custody look like;
- Do both parties want a divorce;
- What do you want as a couple from this divorce?
I will also answer all your questions such as:
- How to start a divorce proceeding;
- How to obtain temporary support;
- Are you entitled to support;
- Custody- sole or joint;
- What does “no fault” mean;
- How to negotiate to get what you want;
- Does it matter if your spouse is cheating or hiding assets;
- What is it like to go to trial? How does that compare to mediation?
- Can mediation work even if both parties are angry?
- When is it absolutely necessary to go to court and fight?
For over 35 years as a psychologically-trained divorce attorney and mediator,
I have been guiding spouses successfully to find the right path to divorce.
When considering divorce, there is so much to think about, and lots of
questions and concerns.
As a seasoned divorce attorney, I can help you successfully move through
this process. It’s important to be informed, know your options,
and find some clarity so you can make important decisions.
Let me be your divorce guide. Call me, ask all your questions, and let
me give you lots of helpful answers.
FREE 1 HOUR CONSULTATIONS are very
informative and still conveniently conducted virtually.
I look forward to speaking with you.
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