Divorce and Separation

Divorce is one of the most difficult changes a person can face. When you are involved in a divorce case, you need an experienced attorney you can trust.

About Divorce and Separation in New York

The state of New York recognizes both fault and no fault divorce. New York also allows couples to file for separation if they are not ready to divorce but don’t want to live together. Regardless of the type of action you file, you and your spouse must resolve all of the following issues before the agreement can be finalized:

  • Division of Property and Debt. – The court must divide the debt and property accumulated during the marriage. New York divides property equitably, but necessarily equally.
  • Child Custody. – If you and your spouse have children, custody and visitation schedules must be determined during divorce proceedings.
  • Child Support. – In most cases, the non-custodial parent will be required to pay child support to the custodial parent. The amount of support paid depends on the income of the parents and the needs of the child, as well as other factors.
  • Spousal Support. – Depending on the length of the marriage and the spouses’ earning potential, one spouse may be required to pay support to the other temporarily or permanently.

Hiring an Attorney

If you are planning to file for separation or divorce, having a qualified attorney on your side is essential. These cases are emotionally-charged, but the right attorney can help you protect your rights and ensure that your interests are accurately represented throughout the case.

When you choose Kurtz Law Office as your counsel, we review your financial and personal circumstances thoroughly so that we can provide you with the best representation possible. We have more than 35 years of experience with divorce cases in Onondaga County and the surrounding areas. We have handled divorces with parties located in different states and different countries, as well as divorces with both parties residing in New York. We are also familiar with all of the relevant laws and trends in property division, valuation, determining what qualifies as marital property, child support, custody and more. In addition to providing guidance and representation in court, we can draft and file Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, Domestic Relations Orders, Rollover Orders, Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements, Separation and Opting Out Agreements, Domestic Partnership Agreements, Parenting Agreements and Enforcement or Modification of Divorce Agreements and Decisions.

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