Legal assistance is vital when getting a divorce in New York

On Behalf of | Jun 15, 2017 | Divorce

When a marriage is failing in New York, the couple will have emotional issues that they must get through. The realization that the union is no longer working and that a divorce might be the best option for all parties comes with certain other factors that must be considered including financial and those that come with having children. If there are children, the custody and visitation will be a worry. One spouse might be required to pay alimony to the other. Property can come into focus and be in dispute. Given the litany of concerns that arise in a divorce, having advice and guidance from an attorney is key.

When it comes to children, they are undoubtedly the most important consideration as their health, well-being and upkeep are paramount. Some parents can have an amicable agreement and navigate the difficult terrain of children, where they will live, and what the visitation schedule will be without rancor. Others are having disagreements, want custody of the children and do not have an interest in being agreeable. No matter the situation, having legal advice can avoid problems down the road.

Property can be a contentious matter in a divorce. Some couples owned a business and both might want to keep it or at least be compensated for it. There are sometimes people who own various properties or owned properties and items of value before the marriage and are unsure if it can be considered marital property. Retirement accounts, bank accounts, portfolios and more can be part of a tug-of-war. This too needs legal guidance.

If a divorce is imminent, one of the biggest mistakes a person can make is to try to get it over with as quickly as possible without knowing the nuance that is prominent in any divorce. Before moving forward, the first call that should be made is to a legal professional experienced in a wide array of divorce legal issues for advice.