Did you know that there are more than three million divorce cases filed in New York every year? A family lawyer handles matters of that includes but are not limited to child support, custody, division of assets, divorce, and spousal maintenance. With more than 50 years of experience, Spodek Law Group is a leader in the Queen’s area of family law. We have multiple law offices on long island and around NYC. We are passionate about helping people during their difficult times. We know what it takes to win, and we go above and beyond to listen to the needs of our clients.
Help Through The divorce Process
Divorce is a complex and emotional experience, and only the Supreme Court handles these cases in New York. Our well-seasoned attorneys use solution-based approaches to handle your family law matters. Our powerful legal services are professional, cost-effective, and we are compassionate to your needs. During a divorce, you will need help with custody and parenting times, child support and visitation arrangements, property division, and more. Since each case is specific, we tailor our services to meet your needs.
When and if there are assets involved, things can get messy. As business professionals, we look out for our clients’ best interest. Getting divorced can take as little as 90 days or as long as two years. It depends on the situation and the cooperation level of both parties. For a final decree to be granted by the court, some proceedings must occur. First, a petition is filed asking to dissolve the union. Second, the respondent is served by a process server. The defendant has an allotted time to file an answer to the claim.
Once the petition is filed, both parties are required to exchange financial information. The sworn financial statements are a significant part of the process. A status conference is set to discuss the division of assets as well as matters regarding children. The case can be set for a final hearing, or we can return to court time and again to iron out the details. We offer fundamental services that can help to ease your worries and concerns during this difficult time.
Why A Lawyer During Child Custody Is Essential?
Child custody is often the biggest battle of them all. Whether it’s a matter of a divorce or an issue on its own doesn’t make it any easier. The Allocation of Parental Responsibilities is almost always a complicated matter. It’s estimated that 99 percent of all divorces involve a “kid-issue.” The court always defaults to “the best interest of the child.” Given that both parties usually have different opinions on the matter, it can be challenging to settle such a case.
Emotions are high when children are involved, and custody battles are not uncommon in New York. The court examines factors such as has either parent been convicted of child abuse? Has there been any domestic abuse in the relationship? Were social services involved in this case, and if so, what was the outcome? Will the parents be able to put aside their own needs to take care of their child? Finally, will the parties be able to get along for the sake of their child?
In many instances, a Guardian Ad Litem will be called for help. They will go to both homes and make a report to the court about the best home for the child. Our clients find that they need both the legal and emotional support of a knowledgeable attorney during this challenging time. When their child’s well-being is at stake, things can get quite tricky both in and out of the courtroom.
Spodek Law Group Can Help
We offer free consultations to our valued clients. We have someone available 24/7 to help with your needs. Since 1976, we’ve been treating our clients like family. We listen, we care, and we understand.