New York Matrimonial Law

Are you considering divorce? Did your spouse recently ask for a divorce? How will a divorce affect your relationship with your children and your finances?

If you or your spouse wants to get a divorce in New York, the court will generally grant the request based on irreconcilable differences. You need to speak with a lawyer who can explain the law, your rights and how the process works.

From my office in New Paltz, I represent New York families in Ulster County as well as throughout Orange and Dutchess counties. From my time as a town judge, I will evaluate your case through the lens of a judge hearing the case. When both sides recognize how a judge would rule on an issue, it is often possible to negotiate a satisfying resolution. If it is not possible to reach a settlement, I have the experience to take your case to trial to fight for a fair outcome.

Practical Advice From An Experienced Attorney

Divorce takes an emotional toll on everyone and prolonged litigation does not produce winners. Recognizing this, I will explain how the law applies in your case and will candidly discuss whether it is worth it to fight an issue.

I handle the following types of issues that arise during a divorce:

  • Child custody and visitation issues that often become heated
  • Child support, including use of statutory factors to reach the correct amount
  • Equitable property division, which can be complicated for business owners and professionals

I can also review your estate planning documents and make revisions that accurately reflect your wishes following the completion of a divorce.

Anticipate And Plan

When a divorce is on the horizon, find out what you need to do to resolve disputes in a timely manner. Please call the office at 845-255-9100 or send an email to schedule an appointment to discuss your case with me.