Skilled Divorce Attorneys Providing Legal And Personal Support
For decades, clients have trusted Powers Law, P.C., to help them resolve overwhelming family law issues and seek a brighter future for themselves and their kids. Our two attorneys bring 50 years of combined experience to each case, and we have a strong track record of success in and out of the courtroom.
We recognize that you are more than your legal issue, which is why we focus on holistic representation. As a client, you can expect committed, supportive service tailored to your needs and goals.
Guidance Throughout The Entire Divorce Process
Your specific divorce needs will vary depending on your personal and family circumstances. Thankfully, our attorneys are equipped to provide support and representation in all legal matters you may face, including:
- Division of property, assets and debts
- Spousal support (alimony), whether you are requesting payments or being asked to pay
- Child custody and support matters
- High-asset divorce
- Drafting or contesting prenuptial or postnuptial agreements
- Addressing allegations of domestic violence (either as the accuser or the accused)
Our family law attorneys are also experienced in addressing post-divorce issues that arise, including those related to enforcement of or modifications to custody and child support agreements.
As much as possible, we will work to resolve your contested issues efficiently and peacefully, relying on skilled negotiation. When necessary, however, we are fully prepared to take your case to court to fight for the best interests of you and your children.
How Will Property Be Divided?
This is a major concern for many people going through a divorce, and rightly so. New York utilizes the “equitable distribution” model of property division, which means that property must be divided equitably between the two spouses. This doesn’t always mean a perfectly equal split, however. There may be reasons to award one spouse an unequal share of the marital estate in certain cases.
Our attorneys will work with you to identify your most important assets and prioritize them during negotiations. Of particular concern might be:
- The marital residence
- Retirement accounts
- A closely held business
- Automobiles and other vehicles
We will advocate vigorously to ensure that you receive your fair share of marital assets, with emphasis on keeping intact those assets that cannot be split (such as your business).
Do You Need To Have Grounds For Divorce In New York?
Divorce used to only be allowed if one spouse could allege and prove that the other had destroyed the marriage through abandonment, infidelity, cruel and inhumane treatment or some other “grounds” for divorce. This made it harder to get divorced and it automatically created an adversarial process.
In 2010, New York became the last state in America to offer a no-fault divorce option, which means you can get divorced based on irreconcilable differences rather than one spouse’s wrongful act. No-fault divorce can save time and money as well as reduce stress and conflict, and most divorces are now done this way.
Learn More During An Initial Consultation
Whether you are ready to start divorce proceedings or simply want to learn more about the process and how we can help, we invite you to contact Powers Law, P.C., to schedule an initial consultation. You can reach out online or call 631-215-3442.
We are based in West Islip, and we serve clients throughout New York City as well as Suffolk and Nassau counties.