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Contested Divorce Lawyers in Suffolk County

Helping Clients Find the Right Family Arrangement

In some divorce cases, the spouses can reach mutually satisfactory agreements on child support, division of assets, and all additional issues that must be resolved as part of a divorce settlement. But what happens if they cannot agree on what constitutes a fair divorce settlement? That’s when New York Supreme Court gets involved. A contested divorce is often the best option when it comes to protecting your rights and obtaining the terms and conditions you deserve. If you’re undergoing a contested divorce in Suffolk County or Nassau County, you should contact one of the dedicated divorce law attorneys at the Law Office of Robert H. Montefusco.

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What Is Contested in a Contested Divorce?

It’s not uncommon for divorcing spouses to make a sincere attempt to craft a fair settlement agreement, only to find themselves incapable of coming to terms on one or more important issues.

These issues may involve one or a combination of the following:

  • Child custody – Who will be responsible for the children? It’s not as simple as it sounds. Child custody involves two distinct aspects: legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody involves the right to make decisions about the manner in which the children will be raised, such as whether they will attend a public or private school. Physical custody has to do with the household where the children will live. Often, these decisions are difficult for the parents and the children alike. Sometimes one spouse will assume full legal and physical custody, but in many cases these responsibilities will be divided in some fashion.
  • Child support – In general, a non-custodial parent must provide payments to the custodial parent to ensure an adequate level of financial support for the children. Settling on a mutually acceptable amount of financial support can be difficult.
  • Spousal maintenance (alimony) – In New York, the purpose of spousal support is to aid a spouse in attaining financial independence following divorce. As such, spousal maintenance in New York is usually “durational”— that is, paid out for only a limited period of time to the spouse with the lesser resources. It is calculated according to a wide array of factors. The state also recognizes “pendente lite” maintenance, which is provided to a needy spouse for the duration of the divorce proceeding.
  • Division of assets – Who gets the house? The car? The stocks? This is another point of contention for many divorcing couples. If the spouses cannot reach an agreement on dividing up marital assets, the courts have to do it for them.
  • Prenuptial agreements – Many divorcing spouses decide to contest the terms of their prenup. Not infrequently they succeed, as these agreements can be ruled unenforceable on any one of a number of grounds, such as coercion.
  • Fault – New York has been a no-fault divorce state since 2010, but it is still permissible for a spouse to ask the courts to rule the other party at fault for the deterioration of the marriage.

Contact the Contested Divorce Lawyers in Nassau & Suffolk County

Just as some couples end up with a contested divorce despite their best intentions to resolve their differences amicably, others begin the process eager for a courtroom fight only to decide later on to settle matters between themselves. Every case is different. Contact the Law Office of Robert H. Montefusco today to speak with an experienced divorce attorney in Suffolk County. We fight aggressively for our clients to protect their rights and help them earn a reasonable settlement.

Call (631) 801-0007 now to get started.

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  • His office personnel was unbelievable.

    “He explains everything in detail.”

    Edward

  • Robert is not a stranger to arguing a motion. An added benefit that helped with my selection of Robert was his prior background as a Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney.

    “Although I am not an attorney, I deal with a lot of contact, intellectual capital and real-estate attorneys regularly and I’m a pretty good judge of character. Robert’s representation of me was outstanding!”

    Robert D.

  • Robert, I want you to know you are a blessing! AND THANK YOU!!!

    “You are so knowledgeable and took so much time with me… for that I am so thankful!!!!”

    Lynn M.

  • With Robert’s talent and experience, we never had to go to court.

    “I would definitely recommend Robert Montefusco. Thanks for all that you did for me.”

    Bob

  • Mr. Montefusco has the right amount of pitbull in him and uses it when the opportunity requires.

    “Mr. Montefusco and his assistant were and continue to be excellent.”

    David

  • I am grateful for all the hard work and efforts he and his assistant, Ms Maureen Furlan, and others,who worked closely as one with me throughout my case.

    “I would highly recommend Mr. Montefusco to anyone who want excellent and qualified representation in their case.”

    Chris

  • Thank you for helping to give me peace of mind.

    “When you told me not to worry you would fight for me I REALLY felt that in your words.”

    Dina D.

  • Robert is definitely the one you want representing you through a difficult time that is going to affect the rest of your life

    “Robert was my attorney representing me through my divorce and I couldn’t have asked for any better. The attorney you choose greatly affects the outcome of your divorce and mine would have been horrible if it wasn’t for him. I strongly and highly recommend him. He guided me through with his expert negotiating, leadership, advice and representation. He was realistic of what the outcome was going to be and he was right. His office staff is wonderful and you always get timely responses. Robert is definitely the one you want representing you through a difficult time that is going to affect the rest of your life”

    Alice

  • He is open, honest and will not provide false promises.

    “They were exceptional in making sure conversations and milestones were communicated to me as well as very thorough in the handling of paperwork, agreement and the decree.”

    Jim

  • His passion for his work is unparalleled.

    “He fought for me every step of the way.”

    Genie

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