New York Uncontested Divorce Lawyer
At the Spodek Law Group, our lawyers have over 50 years of experience representing clients in divorce matters. We work with clients in New York City, Long Island, and Nassau/Suffolk County. As attorneys, we understand the legal complexities of divorce. Yet we never lose sight of the potentially devastating impact divorce can have on every member of a family. We work with that knowledge always in mind.
Divorce law is about family. It’s about the loss of one form of a family unit and the intentional reshaping of a new one. It’s also about the letting go of dreams. It’s not an easy process. And we understand that. A good family lawyer does more than just explain the law. A good family lawyer also listens and empathises. Our goal is to help clients come to terms with the changes that are happening. We want to assist them as they realistically shape dreams for the future.
Our philosophy emphasizes the importance of clear communication and mediation as the optimal way to resolve most divorce, child custody, alimony, and child alimony cases. This approach allows us to assertively advocate and negotiate for settlements in your best interests. We believe this approach creates optimal opportunities to create solutions to contentious issues that work best for an entire family.
Our firm represents clients in both contested and uncontested divorces. Uncontested divorces are the simplest matters to handle. These cases occur when both spouses want an amicable parting and have essentially already come to an agreement regarding issues of alimony and child custody. Even in this situation, it’s important for each party to hire their own attorney. An attorney will make sure the agreement is properly memorialized and filed with the court. We can also review the agreement to ensure that no unintentional mistakes have been made that can cause future tax or inheritance problems. This is particularly important in high net-worth divorces and cases in which parties signed prenuptial agreement.
We are frequently able to reach negotiated settlements on behalf of our clients in contested divorces. While we are prepared and able to take these matters to court, we believe that engaging in assertive mediation is almost always superior to the painful process of litigating family matters in court.
As part of our divorce practice, we also work with clients to create child custody and child support plans that work for the entire family. In New York, there are two parts to child custody, legal and physical. Legal custody refers to the ability to make important decisions on behalf of the child. Physical custody describes where the child lives. Both parents can have joint or sole custody. Visitation arrangements are part of the physical custody arrangement. If a divorce goes to court, a judge will make a ruling on these matters. An important part of our practice is negotiating child custody and child support agreements. Our goal is assist you through the process of giveing shape and life to a new working family unit.
Our office has experience assisting same-sex clients through the divorce process. Depending on when and where you where married there can often be complex jurisdictional questions that must be addressed in the divorce process. We have experience with these cases and can handle them efficiently and with compassion.