What to Know About Family Law
In this article, experienced Rochester divorce attorney Michael Schmitt explains what to know about family law, including aspects of divorce, child custody, alimony, and child support. Contact our office today if you need skilled representation in any aspect of family law.
What to Know About Family Law | Divorce
The biggest issues that are addressed in a divorce include issues relating to children, child support, and custody visitation. Issues that are also resolved are those dealing with marital property and separate property. The big questions are framed around belongings and where they may end up after the divorce. Also, some cases have the component of spousal support or maintenance. Because divorce is not as simple as packing your things and going separate ways, an attorney can assist you in the legal process of it all. Regardless of how simple or treacherous your case may be, an attorney can provide stability in this time.
What to Know About Family Law | Child Custody
Divorce is very sad for the couple but can be devastating when children are involved. A family law attorney will be able to make these transitions as smooth as possible for children. Divorce is a huge change for children and likely there are custody agreements that will make things even more confusing. These issues, when resolved skillfully, can lead to a much more positive experience for the children involved. An attorney, along with the court, will help in choosing a plan that is in the best interest of the children.
What to Know About Family Law | Child Support
Parents have so much to be concerned with during and after divorce. When custody is awarded, there is child support to be dealt with. It can be an extremely frustrating and draining issue. Having an experienced attorney can lead to results that are manageable and professionally dealt with.
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What to Know About Family Law | Alimony
New York State now has a formula in order to determine how much spousal support, if any, someone would have to pay. It’s going to depend on each spouse’s income. Generally, if there’s a great difference between the incomes, the spouse who receives less would get spousal support and the other spouse would pay it. If incomes are relatively close, then more than likely, no one will have to receive or pay spousal support. The factor a court would look at is if it was a short term marriage, there may not be a need for spousal support.
For a free initial consultation to determine the best legal and practical approaches to your divorce case in New York, contact the experienced Rochester Divorce Lawyers at the law office of Michael D. Schmitt, Esq. Let our experience work for you.