Tarrytown Family & Divorce Lawyer
Whether you are seeking an uncontested divorce—in which you and your spouse are in agreement that the divorce process should go as smoothly as possible—or you are forced to dissolve the marriage in the courtroom, the Tarrytown family & divorce lawyer at the Law Office of Robert S. Sunshine, P.C. are capable of representing you and advocating for your best interests. We assist clients in a wide variety of family law issues, including paternity, child custody, visitation, spousal support, and more.
The Important Divorce Issues That Need to be Resolved
It is important to know exactly what you are getting into, and what your rights are concerning divorce in New York. To start, all marital assets must be distributed fairly. These assets include real estate, pensions, 401(k) accounts, checking and savings accounts, debt, business assets, and all other assets acquired during marriage. It is up to you and your lawyer to advocate for what you are rightly owed, whether this involves negotiating outside of the courtroom, or arguing your case in front of a judge. Other important divorce issues surrounding your divorce may include answering these questions:
- Who has custody rights?
- If custody rights are joint (shared), how will the parenting plan be created?
- What, if any, spousal support should be paid, and for how long?
- What will the child support obligation should be for the non-custodial parent?
Modifying Family Court Orders
Once a divorce has been settled, many of the key elements are up for modification in the months or years to come. The petitioning party must show that there has been a substantial change in circumstance for a court to modify a child support, child custody, or spousal support order. Modifying division of assets, however, is generally not done, though it may be possible in some cases. Examples of a substantial change in circumstance can include:
- One of the parties lost their job
- One of the parties got a large raise
- One of the parties received a large inheritance
- One of the parties was hospitalized
- One of the parties remarried or is living with a significant other
- A child got seriously sick or injured and now has large medical expenses
- A child has additional educational needs
- Child care expenses increased
Paternity, Orders of Protection, and More
In addition to divorce and child custody/child support matters, we also handle other family law disputes. These include petitioning the court for DNA paternity testing, drafting prenuptial agreements, enforcing court orders, and petitioning the court for orders of protection in domestic violence cases.
Our Tarrytown Family Law & Divorce Lawyers Are a Phone Call Away
No one should attempt going through divorce alone, or working with an inexperienced legal team. Similarly, if you want results regarding child support enforcement or modifying an existing court order, your best chances of success include working with a skilled Tarrytown family law and divorce attorney. Call the Law Office of Robert S. Sunshine, P.C., today at 845-735-1300 to schedule a free consultation.