Mamaroneck Family & Divorce Lawyer
With over 25 years of experience in resolving family law disputes, here at the Law Office of Robert S. Sunshine, P.C., we are confident that we can provide the skill, care, and professionalism that your specific case deserves. From division of marital assets to paternity testing, we handle it all. If you are going through divorce, separation, or another difficult family dispute, our Mamaroneck family & divorce lawyer is here to help.
How Does the Court Make Decisions About Divorce?
Not all divorces are resolved by the court. However, the court still has an influence on these uncontested divorces. Attorneys understand what a judge will use to make a decision about child support, for example, and will build the case for their client under those parameters. Some of the factors that a court uses to make various decisions about equitable division of marital assets, spousal support, child custody, and child support include the following:
- The age, mental health, and physical health of each party
- Length of the marriage
- The income of each party
- Non-financial contributions each party made to the household
- Sacrifices and contributions the lower earning spouse made for the advancement of the other spouse’s career or education
- The likelihood that the lower earning spouse is able to become self sufficient (regarding spousal support)
- The relationship and parenting history of each parent with the child or children in question
- The child’s preference (regarding child custody) if the child is old enough
- The living situation of each party (regarding child custody)
Child Custody Disputes
Child custody and the creation of a parenting plan is obviously quite important to parents going through divorce, especially if the other party has made threats about taking the children away or limiting access to them. Child custody disputes should be handled in a calm, reasonable fashion in order to prove to the court the merits that you bring to the table for your children. After all, the court’s only goal in resolving child custody disputes is to ensure that the child’s best interests (not either of the parent’s) are protected.
Equitable Division of Marital Assets
Child custody and visitation only pertain to households with children in common. But the division of assets affects every divorce. From the moment the marriage papers are signed, all assets and debt acquired during marriage are considered marital property. Under New York law, all marital property is distributed fairly or “equitably.” This property may include bank accounts, retirement funds, pensions, stocks and bonds, real estate, vehicles, and more.
Other Family Law Disputes We Take On
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
- Domestic violence
- Paternity testing
- Enforcement of court orders
- Modification of court orders
A Mamaroneck Family Law & Divorce Lawyer Can Help You Today
Whether you and your spouse plan on dissolving your marriage amicably, or you foresee a long, drawn-out battle in the courts because of the hostile relationship that has emerged in recent months or years, the Mamaroneck family law and divorce attorneys at the Law Office of Robert S. Sunshine, P.C. can help. Call today at 845-735-1300 to schedule a free consultation.