Divorce & Family Law

DIVORCE SETTLEMENTS & LITIGATION

Most divorces in New York are granted on the grounds of irretrievable breakdown of the marital relationship, but the court cannot finalize the case until all financial issues are resolved. Depending on the specific case, these issues may include the division of marital assets and debts (also known as “equitable distribution”) and spousal support where it is requested (also known as “maintenance” or “alimony”). Where young children are involved, separating spouses must also consider how they will support and raise their children.

To minimize unnecessary conflict, agreements are encouraged when possible. 

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CHILD SUPPORT

Determinations regarding the financial support of children (also known as “child support”) are generally made using a formula that considers the number of children and the parents’ incomes, among other factors. To estimate child support obligations, you can view the Child Support Standards Act guidelines currently in effect in New York by clicking here. To minimize conflict, parents are always welcome – and encouraged – to come to their own agreements regarding support.

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CHILD CUSTODY

Determinations regarding how parents will go about making major decisions for their children (also known as “child custody”) are less formulaic. In some cases, differences between parents can be a source of great conflict. Where parents are unable to reach an agreement, the decision is left to a Judge whose primary concern is the best interests of the child. Custody battles are discouraged as parents are considered better suited than a court to determine how their children are raised. Where court intervention is the only option, Mr. Roitshtein prepares the case for trial.

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