When you are contemplating or facing a divorce, you may have many questions. What will my life look like afterward? What will I keep, what will I pay and what will I be paid? If there are children from the marriage, your attention might be mainly focused on child custody concerns. The more layers there are to your case, the more essential it is that you turn to a skilled lawyer who has successfully represented a vast array of family law clients in New York. If you need an attorney for contested and uncontested divorce cases, you can turn to me, Susan K. Duke, at Duke Law Firm, P.C. I serve clients in Livingston, Wyoming, Monroe, Steuben, Ontario, Allegany, Genesee and Orleans Counties, so contact me today.
Types Of Divorce
You and your spouse may no longer be able to live together, but if the two of you can agree on property division, custody/visitation, and support, you can file an uncontested divorce. If you and your spouse cannot agree on one or all of the issues between you, including asset/liability division and, of course, child custody, this is called a contested divorce. For a contested divorce, decisions on key matters are made by the court.
Whether you engage in a contested or uncontested divorce, you are entitled to equitable distribution of marital property. For contested divorces, in determining a reasonable resolution, the court does not necessarily apply a 50-50 split. Rather, by weighing assets, liabilities and income, the court does its best to apportion marital assets fairly. I, Susan K. Duke, can provide you with further guidance on what is considered a marital asset and how courts tend to rule.
Forceful And Effective Representation
You deserve qualified guidance through the steps of the legal process. You should not rely on advice from well-meaning friends who have been through a divorce themselves, as each case is unique. For all of your family law concerns, contact Duke Law Firm, P.C., to schedule a free half-hour consultation. I can be reached online, or by telephone at 585-346-3220. My offices are open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.