Compassionate, Sophisticated Guidance Through All Areas Of Divorce
Going through a divorce in New York is complex, can involve many emotions and can greatly impact the future of your children. Whether you are initiating the divorce or not, attorneys at Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy LLP can guide you through each step. Our attorneys know how to protect your interests now, so you can be set for the future.
Experienced, Knowledgeable Advocates
Our broad range of experience as a multidisciplinary law firm gives us an exceptional background for handling divorce and marital asset litigation. There are few events that have a more far-reaching effect on a person’s life than divorce. Our lawyers have the foresight and experience to protect your interests no matter how complex.
Based in Manhattan, our lawyers provide skilled divorce representation throughout the New York City area, including Long Island.
To learn more and to protect your rights during a divorce, contact our law firm today.
Experienced Counsel In Complex And High Net Worth Divorce
No matter how complex or simple you predict your divorce will be, our attorneys can make sure you are well-protected. We are fully prepared to handle all types of divorce, including:
You can rely on our years of experience to fully handle your high-asset divorce matters as well. We will investigate potential sources of hidden assets, obtain accurate property valuation and help you protect your retirement accounts. Financial issues are extremely important in all divorce matters. When significant assets are at stake, the complexities require experienced and knowledgeable counsel.
Our experience in international and domestic commercial law benefits our clients when one of the spouses owns a business. In many respects, the dissolution of a marriage resembles the dissolution of a business partnership and distribution of its assets.
Answering Our Clients’ Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce
We know that if you are going through a divorce, you will have a lot of questions. We are here and ready to answer them. Below, our family law attorneys answer some of the most commonly asked questions. But we also know that every case is different and has its own set of circumstances. For answers to your specific questions, we offer no-obligation, initial consultations.
Who will get to keep the marital home?
There are many factors that go into deciding who will keep the family home. Sometimes, the parties are able to reach an agreement and decide together who will stay in the house. However, if the spouses cannot agree and there are children are involved, the court may consider who has custody and what is in the best interests of the children. For many, the marital home is the largest asset they own. We can help you fight for what you want during property division negotiations.
Can my spouse keep my children from me?
If there is a custody agreement or parenting plan in place, each parent must follow the custody order. If one parent is violating the order by refusing to let the other parent see the child, an experienced family law attorney can help you file a motion in court asking the judge to enforce the order.
How do restraining orders work after a divorce?
In New York, restraining orders are called orders of protection. They are used in situations involving abuse or harassment and must be issued by a judge upon providing sufficient proof of a need for protection. During a divorce, the court will consider any existing orders of protection when determining child custody and visitation schedules. Let us know if an order of protection is needed after your divorce is settled. If one was already in place for you or your children, it can remain in force after the divorce.
What factors affect child custody?
In the state of New York, the court will make child custody decisions based on what is in the best interests of the child. Generally, the court prefers that both parents be part of the child’s life, but it is not assumed that there will be a 50/50 custody arrangement.
Will I have to pay spousal support? How much?
Every family situation and divorce has its own unique set of facts and circumstances. When deciding spousal support, the court will consider factors such as each party’s employment status, potential income and the length of time the parties were married.
Options For Resolving Family Law Disputes
In view of the high emotional and financial cost of litigation, our lawyers will first examine all options that might result in a settlement of the dispute that is satisfactory to you and reflects a realistic expectation of what you are entitled to under applicable law.
If you and your spouse can reach a negotiated settlement, both of you will be in a better position to move on with your lives, and if you have children, the trauma of divorce will be minimized. If your spouse adopts an unreasonable position, however, our lawyers will litigate vigorously to protect your rights