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Jan 22, 2018

Brooklyn contested divorce lawyers

A judgment of divorce can impact you for years or even decades into the future. It’s important to make sure that your divorce proceeding results in a fair and accurate judgment. Although it might sound nice not to contest your divorce, an uncontested divorce can forfeit your legal rights, your finances and ultimately your future. If you’re considering a divorce, here’s how our Brooklyn contested divorce lawyers can help:

Identifying the issues

The first step to achieving the right result in your divorce is getting to know you. Expect our team of Brooklyn contested divorce lawyers to ask lots of questions as we start to develop a strategy for your case. We want to know about your living situation and your current relationship with your spouse. We’ll ask lots of questions about your assets and debts. We like it when our clients ask questions, too. Once we have a complete picture of your situation, we can create a plan for your case.

Using the legal process to build your case

Our team of Brooklyn contested divorce lawyers can work on your behalf to build a strong case. There are a number of ways that you might build a strong case. You can file a series of written questions. The other side has to take an oath to answer the questions truthfully.

You can also demand that the other side produce records. To order the other side to answer questions orally, you can subpoena them to sit for a deposition. We can help you choose from these available case-building strategies in order to determine the best course of action in your case.

Reaching a fair outcome through the legal system means gathering the evidence to paint a clear picture of the case. In many cases, accurately proving the value of the marital estate is enough to negotiate a favorable resolution with the other party. We want to help you understand how your case falls under New York law. That helps us work with you to make choices for your benefit as your case proceeds. We can explore how to address unique issues like domestic violence, hidden assets and parental alienation as you work to achieving justice.

Arguing your case in court

We prepare for your case to go to court from the very beginning. While most cases don’t end up in a trial, it’s important that we’re prepared just in case. We ready your case for court by making sure that we keep the big picture in mind as we identify issues and gather evidence.

When we work to gather evidence, we make sure that it’s in a form that’s admissible in court. Our team gathers the right appraisals, evaluations and other records so that the court accepts them as evidence in your favor at trial. Careful case preparation makes all the difference when your trial date arrives.

Managing negotiations and conflict

One of the benefits of working with our team of Brooklyn contested divorce lawyers is that we handle negotiations with the other side. Whether you need to resolve a temporary child custody issue or you need to negotiate the final terms of your divorce judgment, we can handle interactions with the other party. We have experience and training in how to handle these negotiations so that we can work to achieve an outcome that’s favorable to you even in the most difficult cases.

How the courts decide your case

In New York, the courts decide your divorce case on the basis of equity. That doesn’t necessarily mean that each party receives an equal share of the assets. Instead, the law says that the court must do what’s fair. That makes it up to you and your legal team to prove to the court what they should do in your case.

You may need to make the case for an award of spousal maintenance. On the other hand, you may need to defend against an unreasonable request. You may ask for an unequal distribution of the assets based on cruelty, violence or adultery. The court decides child custody and parenting time based on the best interests of the children.

Working for our clients

We work to build the appropriate evidence for each issue that may be present in your case. Our team of Brooklyn contested divorce lawyers knows how important your case is to you and your family. Together, we create a plan of action to manage conflicts in your case and work to achieve a favorable result.

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Manhattan

85 Broad Street, 30th Floor
New York, NY 10005

Phone

888-977-6335

Queens

35-37 36th St,
Astoria, NY 11106

Phone

888-977-6335

Brooklyn

195 Montague St.
14th Floor,
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone

888-977-6335