Initial Consultations Are Free 631.386.8767
Dedicated Family Law Attorney Contact Our Firm to Move Forward

Long Island Family Law Attorney

Personalized Representation For Families in Nassau County

When personal matters require legal counsel, it is vital that you retain an attorney that will carefully address your situation and advise you as to the best course of action. As family law matters are often fraught with emotion and in some cases are hotly contested, it is important that you have a Long Island estate planning attorney that is prepared to litigate the case and has strong courtroom ability.

Family law is a complex branch and there are many sensitive issues that come up in this area of the New York court system. At The Law Office of Michael J. Brescia, P.C., our attorneys take on family law cases with a full determination to seek a resolution that is aligned with the client's wishes.

Whether you are divorcing, separating, looking to gain visitation rights or some other important outcome in your case, having a family lawyer can be extremely beneficial. In fact, it can sometimes be one of the best choices made throughout the case.

Are you dealing with a family law issue in New York? Call The Law Office of Michael J. Brescia, P.C. today at (631) 386-8767 or contact us online to meet with our Long Island family lawyer!

Family Law Cases We Handle

A divorce can be contested or uncontested. A contested divorce means you and your spouse are unable to see eye to eye on many of the main components. In an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse are more on the same page and these amicable terms can often allow for a faster and more affordable resolution.

Some of the most important issues that are brought up in a divorce include child custody, visitation and spousal support. In these matters the court will assess both parties, looking into factors such as their financial standing, their ability to provide a home, the contribution of each person to the marriage, the length of the relationship and more.

How Are Marital Assets Divided in New York?

New York is an equitable division state. This means that, unlike a community property state, they are somewhat more flexible on the outcomes and typically carry out more assessment. There is not the same 50/50 divide of assets, but the contributions of each party and other related factors will be considered.

Some factors assessed when dividing marital assets in New York include:

  • The physical health of the two spouses
  • Any written agreements made prior to the divorce
  • The earning potential of each spouse
  • The financial contributions of each spouse
  • Tax consequences

Can I Come Up With the Terms of Asset Division?

It is possible for a couple to come up with the terms of their asset division themselves and have the court review the terms. If that is not a possibility, however, the choice will be turned over to a judge. It is important to build a strong case so that you are not overlooked by the court. The judge only has so much time to try to understand the situation and make a determination so you want to be as efficient and thorough as you can.

There is also the opportunity for those that have already been divorced to pursue a change, or post-judgment modification. A post-judgment modification will mean that the case is reviewed by a judge and any new changes in circumstances will be considered. If they find that there is sufficient enough reason to do so, they can make a legal change to areas such as financial payments or regarding rights of parents over their children.

Contact Our Family Lawyer in Long Island Today

We recognize the importance of the outcome in family legal matters, as the individuals involved will be affected by a court's decision for years into the future. Our family lawyers grant our cases the attention and focus they deserve and are responsive and interested in serving our clients with high quality and determined legal counsel.

When cases are easily resolved, such as an uncontested divorce, we can ensure that all paperwork and documents are correctly drafted and filed. In other less amicable cases, we use negotiation with opposing counsel to attempt to resolve the matter prior to trial. In some cases the matters cannot come to agreement, and it is necessary to take the case to court for judgment. Our attorneys can present your case to the judge with professionalism and skill to fight for your best interests.

Contact The Law Office of Michael J. Brescia, P.C. today for a FREE initial consultation!

Why Choose Us?

  • Nearly 15 Years of Experience

  • Individual Focus, Personal Representation

  • Broad Range of Experience & Knowledge

  • Prioritizing the Best Interests of Our Clients

Contact Us Today

Initial Consultations Are Free and Confidential
  • Please enter your name.
  • This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.