New York City Family Lawyer
Divorce Attorney Serving NYC
Family law issues such as custody disputes, visitation and child support can impact the lives any individuals involved in a dissolving relationship or even one that may already be over. In cases in which problematic issues become disputable, it helps to have a New York City divorce attorney on your side that will listen to your concerns and help you protect your family's best interests. The Law Offices of Andrew J. Spinnell, LLC provides legal services in the area of family law to all five boroughs. Among the firm's strengths is the ability our associates to help you understand and navigate the family court system in a sane and rational manner. Our comprehensive family law practice includes:
The process of divorce can be made much less complicated with the right legal representation on your side. Let a professional with over 25 years of experience guide you through it.
High Net-Worth Divorce
For marriages of high net worth the divorce will also probably be one of high net worth. Don't take the chance of losing your financial assets by failing to obtain appropriate legal representation that could protect you.
No Fault Divorce
In the state of New York, spouses may legally terminate a marriage through no-fault divorce after they have proven that the marriage has been irretrievable broken for a period of six months or longer.
For some couples ending their marriage, the decision may not have been mutual or the terms of the divorce may be up for debate. This requires expert legal mediation in order to resolve the problems at hand before the divorce can be completed.
When both individuals agree that divorce is the best option for them, and there is no dispute as to the stipulations of the divorce, it is considered uncontested.
Separation can be a legal alternative to divorce or a precursor to it.
When a relationship involves combining property and living together it may be one of domestic partnership. This term is used to refer to relationships that have not been legally bound through marriage or civil union.
New York now allows same-sex marriages. As with any marriage or civil union, these must be conducted under the adherence of state law and may later require the need for a divorce attorney.
Spousal support is awarded by the court when it is determined that an individual will be unable to maintain stability without financial aid. Many factors go into deciding one's eligibility for spousal maintenance.
When a couple with children splits, it must be legally decided as to who will retain legal responsibilities for the child or children.
Financial support is sometimes necessary to ensure that one parent is able to provide for their child or children after a divorce has taken place.
When one parent obtains legal custody, visitation rights may be established so that the other parent can still see their child.
A divorce lawyer can help ensure that any instance of relocation does not affect your ability to visit your children.
In some cases of divorce, a child may feel an overwhelming amount of hatred or resentment toward one parent which prevents them from visiting the child as often as they might like.
Legally establishing the father of a child has a number of benefits to all parties involved, but the process is often complicated and contested. If you are involved in a paternity dispute, it is important to understand your rights and options under the law.
A divorce threatens the relationship of grandparents to see their grandchildren when custody is awarded to one parent over another. Fortunately, grandparents have rights when this is the case.
Prenuptial agreements are established prior to a marriage to aid in the division of assets and other issues that may be discussed during divorce.
After the wedding, a couple may decide to establish circumstances regarding the possibility of a divorce.
A divorce attorney can mediate the terms of a divorce and help ensure that assets and property are equally divided between the splitting couple.
Effects of Bankruptcy on Divorce
Our legal team can review your current financial situation and discuss with you how your bankruptcy may affect the divorce.
Distribution of Complex Assets
There are many complex assets of a marriage that are not part of the typical division of property during a divorce. For these, an experienced divorce lawyer will need to help guide you on how to properly determine the division.
Marital Fraud and Hidden Assets
Some marriages end because of financial fraud or hidden assets that one spouse has kept secret.
Uncovering Hidden Assets
During divorce, a person might attempt to hide assets from their spouse so they are not included in the division of property. If you suspect that this is the case, a divorce attorney can help you figure it out.
Tax Issues Related to Divorce
Potential tax problems could result from the division of property during a divorce. With the right attorney, you can ensure that these matters are prevented before you ever have to deal with them.
Post Divorce Modifications
The court orders put in place upon completion of a divorce may not be applicable forever. Therefore, it is necessary to retain the services of a divorce lawyer that can help you make legal adjustments.
Domestic Violence / Spousal Abuse
There is no good reason for domestic violence or spousal abuse in any marriage. Whether you wish to divorce, separate or stay together after the abuse has occurred, a New York City divorce lawyer may be able to help.
Children with Special Needs
The care of children with special needs is usually quite costly. When the divorce of a couple with a special needs child occurs, terms must be negotiated to ensure that the child's needs are provided for.
Child Protective Services
If Child Protective Services has become involved in the matters of your home life then you need the legal defense of a Manhattan divorce attorney that can help protect your rights.
Experienced Divorce Attorney in New York
Lawyers at Andrew J. Spinnell efficiently and aggressively work to protect your interests, your assets and your rights in order to determine child support and custody. We are sensitive to how difficult and emotional raising a child can be, especially when it becomes complicated by matters of separation or divorce. Therefore, we move swiftly and responsively to meet your needs, leaving no stone unturned when working to secure you the best possible outcome that will allow you to proceed with your life.