New York City Divorce Lawyer
Matrimonial and Family Law in New York
Perhaps the most sensitive and stressful legal issue an individual can go through is a case involving their family members. Such matters as getting divorced, fighting for custody, and arguing over property and assets are complicated and the outcome can have serious implications on your life, relationships, and finances, so it's important to have skilled legal counsel on your side. Family law incorporates the legal practice of much more than just assisting couples during the
divorce process. Divorce or
separation may be what initially prompts a splitting couple to seek legal counsel, but it is almost never the only issue that is handled once the process is under way. If you are currently considering divorce, or you have questions about stipulations that were previously determined in a divorce settlement, then you should seek the knowledge of a
New York City divorce attorney as soon as possible.
The Law Offices of Andrew J. Spinnell, LLC is a family law firm that has been serving New Yorkers in all five boroughs since 1983. From the heated debates that can stem from a contested divorce to the amicable settlements agreed upon in cases of
uncontested divorce or
no-fault divorce, our lawyers have seen it all. Not only have we seen it all, we have also been instrumental in successfully seeing through each of these types of cases. With
more than 25 years of experience in the practice of divorce and family law, there is no
high net-worth divorce too pricey or
tax related issue too complicated for one of our team's experienced professionals. In fact, the years of practice that have been accumulated by our firm's senior members have allowed the entire team to expand our areas of expertise to include the newest additions to divorce law such as
domestic partnership issues and
same-sex marriage disputes. We've been helping the residents of New York City with their divorce, family law and other legal matters for nearly 30 years.
Professional and Personal Care from a Divorce Attorney in New York City
Divorce attorneys at our firm collectively practice under a philosophical belief that emphasizes the need for personal attention and absolute devotion to each and every client that comes our way. Many people mistakenly believe that divorce cases, whether hospitable or amicable, require pure aggressiveness in their representation. However, we include additional components to our aggressive tactics that allow for the highest quality of legal representation available.
Our lawyers realize that a firm stance must be taken in order to uncover hidden assets or address issues of
marital fraud and hidden assets. The same might be true of cases that involve
domestic violence/spousal abuse or the
distribution of complex assets. However, for some people and some circumstances, a more compassionate approach might better serve the situation. In matters of
child custody such as the establishment of
support we offer our skills as mediators, with the best interests of your children in mind. In some instances, such as the
modification of custody and
support agreements or the
enforcement of custody and
support terms, there may be need for a firmer stance on the issues at hand; but we use our discretion when applying the appropriate form of approach to any issue.
Spousal support and
grandparents rights will also be established during the divorce process. In order to obtain your objectives for the maintenance or discontinuance of your current familial lifestyle, it is important to have one of our divorce lawyers on your side. We will work to protect the aims you have for the future and make sure that you are not susceptible to
parental alienation. This may mean ensuring that there is an
equitable distribution of your assets or that
children with special needs get them met. Fortunately, our firm's attorneys are familiar with how to proceed in these processes, as well as those that may call for involvement of
Child Protective Services. We have done everything in our power to ensure that we can offer you with service for any issue with which you may need assistance.
Legal Help for Divorce and More
The Law Offices of Andrew J. Spinnell, LLC is a general practice law firm, and as such we are able to offer our services on a variety of issues involving family law and related areas of law. Our matrimonial litigation skills are excellent in all courts, including trial and appellate practices of law. That being said, you can rely on us to help you handle the effects of a bankruptcy on your divorce or tackle the stipulations of
postnuptial agreements as they pertain to the termination of your marriage. Even after your divorce is complete, you can still safely depend on our faithful services. If this means making
post-divorce modifications or something more particular to your situation, we are here to try and help.
Another of our general practice areas includes that of landlord-tenant disputes. In a city where many people live in leased spaces, there is understandably a complex system of laws that governs the responsibilities of landlords, as well as the obligations of tenants. As with any relationship, these too are susceptible to disagreements, arguments or worse if not properly nurtured. Therefore, we also extend our services to both landlords and tenants throughout New York that may require a legal professional to ensure that their side of the story is accurately represented. Whether this means mediating a dispute, representing a landlord that has evicted a tenant for premises violations or helping a tenant file a claim against their landlord, we are here to help. Equally as important to our team are the
commercial and business disputes that can arise from convictions.
Commercial litigation is just as complex as that of the landlord-tenant relationship and must be handled as such.
Other Practice Areas
As a business in New York, we also pride ourselves on the level of righteous behavior among the state and city's citizens. That being said, we go out of our way to ensure that any violations of civil rights or acts of police brutality are aggressively pursued. There is no room for this type of behavior anywhere, especially in a city with as much pride and respect as that of New York.
Along those same lines, the area's school system must also be kept in check. Unfortunately, acts of assault and injury can even occur in places designed for safety and wellbeing, such as a school campus. In these cases, the injurious act should not go unrecognized simply because it occurred in an educational environment. In fact, the instance of personal injury at school should be reported and attended to by a legal professional because of where it is happening. Kids should feel safe while receiving an education rather than be made to live in fear. Stopping harmful actions that occur on school grounds must start with setting an example, and this can be accomplished with the help of a legal professional from our team.
The Benefits of Enlisting Our New York City Firm
In business since 1983, the Law Offices of Andrew J. Spinnell, LLC is well honed in the practices of family law and divorce, as they pertain to the state of New York. Our goal is simple: we provide the effective and capable representation of a large firm with the attentive counsel and flexible and reasonable rates that you can only find at a small firm. Our team is dedicated to the best interests of our clients, and we love our work. Our offices are often busy on the weekends, and we stay in constant communication with our clients so that they always know what is happening with their cases.
With 30 years of experience, Attorney Andrew Spinnell has represented clients in all types of divorce and family law cases. You can be confident in his legal knowledge and proven skill, as he is committed to providing every client with the best possible service. Attorney Spinnell strongly believes that the key to obtaining the best possible results for each case is a mixture of detailed preparedness and attentive legal counsel, which is how he represents every client.
Whether you are in Manhattan or one of the City's five boroughs, there is legal help to be found from an attorney at our firm. We strive to provide each and every client with the highest level of legal representation available. Our personalized services are affordable and almost invaluable as they could help alter your future for the better.
Serving residents of New York City & Manhattan, The Law Offices of Andrew J. Spinnell is located at 275 Madison Avenue Suite 1000, New York City, New York 10016.
Contact a divorce lawyer from our firm today. Together, we can work through the particulars of your divorce or separation.