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Personalized Representation For Family Law Issues

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 an attorney can be extremely beneficial. In fact, it can sometimes be one of the best choices made throughout the case.

Our Long Island family law attorneys can assist with all types of family legal matters, including:

    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.

    Dividing Marital Assets 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

    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.

    Family Lawyer in Long Island – Call (631) 386-8767 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. in Long Island, NY today at (631) 386-8767 for your FREE initial consultation.

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