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THE BEST DIVORCE LAWYER LISTENS TO YOU!
July 30, 2018

THE BEST DIVORCE LAWYER LISTENS TO YOU!

When you are looking for a divorce lawyer you want someone who will listen to you. As a NY Divorce lawyer, I know that my clients will tell me exactly what they need and what I need to advance their case. Whether you are a male or a female matters naught. Each is a person in their own right wo have certain expectations as to what they want out of their divorce and to the extent possible under the law I try to provide that service. That means paying attention to what a client would like to see as an outcome.  While a client’s wants list is not always going to be satisfied your divorce attorney should at least try. If you do not not ask or demand you will not get anything out of your divorce settlement.

A skilled and experienced New York Divorce Attorney will give you the best possible legal advice to have you move your case forward at the quickest rate possible without sacrificing professional aggressive and assertive advocacy of your rights and needs.

Matrimonial law is a complex set of laws that involves the immense discretion of the court in determining what is in the best interests of your children and what is fair and equitable. While there are strict guidelines the court applies, there is always room to deviate from those guidelines when the facts so warrant deviation. That is why you need a divorce trial lawyer who is willing to take your case all the way to a trial or even an appeal.

Let us say, for example, that the child support guidelines say that you should only get 17% of your spouse’s income up to $148,000 for purposes of child support. If that amount does not meet the child’s needs you can always apply for additional funds. The guiding light of every case is to meet the needs of the child and there are many statutory factors a court may apply to justify awarding more support.

The same goes for spousal support. Let us say that you are only entitled to three years of spousal support under the statute calculated at the cap of $184,000 per year of your spouse’s income. If your spouse earns one million dollars and if you are disabled., for instance, a court is allowed to lift the cap and perhaps order additional support in terms of amount and duration.

As far as equitable distribution goes, the same rules apply. Remember that the Supreme Court in New York has an abundance of power to fashion relief as to distribution of property. Let us say for example that you contributed more to the marriage, it was a short term childless marriage and your spouse stayed home and did not contribute even to the extent of homemaking, the court could award more than 50% of the assets to you. 

So, remember, in closing always tell all the facts and circumstances of your marriage to you lawyer and see if they listen to you or cut you off. If they cut you off and prohibit you from relaying the facts then it may not be the right lawyer for you!

I hope this helps you in your decision as to how to choose the best New York divorce lawyer.