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Divorce & Separation Law Attorney in Suffolk County

The dissolution of a marriage can be an emotionally trying period for those who go through the experience—not only the spouses but also their children, if any. In many cases, the divorcing couple is able to reach an agreement regarding the fair division of assets and child custody obligations. Sometimes, though, it’s not possible for the two parties to arrive at a mutually-acceptable agreement about these issues.

When this sort of acrimony develops between you and your spouse, it’s best to reach out to an experienced trial attorney who thoroughly understands New York divorce law. Contact the Law Office of Robert H. Montefusco, P.C., today to arrange a free consultation with a Nassau County and Suffolk County divorce lawyer.

Divorce & Separation Law Practice Areas:

Our team handles a wide range of divorce and separation issues, including the following:

Divorce

In 2010, New York State passed a “no-fault” divorce law, which for the first time allowed couples to dissolve their union if one of the spouses claimed that the marriage has been in an irreversibly dysfunctional state for six months or more. Before this law, married couples were required to file for divorce on grounds such as adultery, abandonment, imprisonment, and similar issues. Our attorneys will look at your case and help you determine the best way to pursue your divorce. Read More.

Division of Assets

The Supreme Courts in New York State follow the principle of “equitable distribution” when dividing the assets of a divorcing couple—this means that all income and property accumulated during the marriage is to be divided fairly (not necessarily 50/50) between the two spouses. However, property acquired prior to the marriage is presumed separate property and not subject to equitable division. Determining exactly who gets what depends on a variety of factors. Read More.

High-Income Divorces

For high-net worth individuals, the process of dividing assets as part of a divorce agreement can be particularly challenging. Often, there are many types of assets to be contended with, which may or may not require expert appraisals, and you need an experienced lawyer in your corner to ensure that the assets are properly identified and valued. The Law Office of Robert H. Montefusco can help you sort out the potentially contentious issues involved in your high-income divorce. Read More.

Legal Separation

A legal separation essentially involves the same obligations and conditions set forth in a divorce agreement, such as division of assets, custody and support provisions, with the difference that the spouses remain legally married. The spouses are bound by a written agreement obtained through negotiations with counsel or can seek an Order of Separation by the courts. There are a number of reasons why a married couple might opt for a separation as an alternative to a divorce; our legal team can help you decide if this is the best option for you.

For high-net worth individuals the process of dividing assets as part of a divorce agreement can be particularly challenging. Often, there are many types of assets to be contended with, which may or may not require expert appraisals and you need an experienced lawyer in your corner to ensure that the assets are properly identified and valued. The Law Office of Robert H. Montefusco can help you sort out the potentially contentious issues involved in your high-income divorce. Read More.

A legal separation essentially involves the same obligations and conditions set forth in a divorce agreement, such as division of assets, custody and support provisions, with the difference that the spouses remain legally married. The spouses are bound by a written agreement obtained through negotiations with counsel or can seek an Order of Separation issued by the courts. There are a number of reasons why a married couple might opt for a separation as an alternative to a divorce; our legal team can help you decide if this is the best option for you. Read More.

Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)

Spousal maintenance refers to regular payments that one spouse pays to the other in the aftermath of a divorce. The duration and amount of maintenance is based on multiple factors, including the length of the marriage and the earning capacity of each spouse. Our divorce and separation attorneys will be able to aid you in resolving your spousal maintenance issues. Read More.

Contested Divorces

It’s not uncommon for couples to be unable to reach common ground on one or more matters relating to their divorce agreement. Child custody arrangements and division of assets are just a few of the issues that can lead to ugly conflicts. We draw upon years of trial experience and a tough, aggressive approach to represent your interests. Read More.

Same-Sex Divorce

In New York State, same-sex marriage arrived with the passage of the Marriage Equality Act in June 2011. Same-sex couples are entitled to the same “no-fault” divorce rights as everyone else. Our law office can assist you with all aspects of your divorce, from child custody to division of property. Read More.

Prenuptial Agreements

Created prior to the marriage, a “prenup” is a legally binding agreement in which each spouse determines in advance the division of their assets in the event of divorce. Unless this document is executed correctly, it will likely not hold up in court. Contact the Law Office of Robert H. Montefusco for guidance on constructing your prenuptial agreement. Read More.

 

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