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Westchester County Family Lawyer

Whether you are going through divorce, have questions about paternity, or are seeking a modification of a court-order, we can help. At The Law Office of Robert S. Sunshine, P.C., we believe that every client deserves the time, and compassion of a family law attorney who is truly committed to their cause. Family law issues are often hotly contested, highly emotionally matters in which both sides have dug-in positions. It is the job of a Westchester County family lawyer to find common ground to reach a solution, and—simultaneously—to hold strong to the objectives and values of their client.


Divorce does not have to be as traumatic and messy as it is often portrayed in the media. Most couples benefit from amicable divorce, as opposed to divorce tried in court. Amicable divorces require that both parties understand that they are not likely to get everything they want—compromise and communication are necessary.

Distribution of Assets

New York is an equitable division state, which means that all marital property/assets are divided equitably. Equitable division of assets means that all marital property (assets and debt acquired during the marriage) are distributed “fairly.” Examples of marital property include:

  • Bank accounts;
  • Savings accounts;
  • Retirement accounts;
  • Real estate;
  • Stocks and bonds;
  • Vehicles; and
  • Furniture and household appliances.

Spousal Support

Spousal support (alimony) is paid to the lower-earning spouse as part of many divorce agreements. Typically, when spousal support is awarded, one spouse made non-financial contributions to the marriage—such as home-making, child-raising, or supporting the other spouse in their career or education—and these contributions are reciprocated via monthly or lump-sum financial payments after or during divorce.

Child Custody

Child custody is often the hardest aspect of divorce or separation. Each parent believes in their own ability to care for their child, which is only natural. Yet, if parents cannot make a child custody decision by themselves, mediation (possibly followed by a child custody hearing) becomes necessary.

Child Support

Child support is a financial tool used to support one’s child, and is paid by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent. No matter what party you represent yourself, we can help you achieve the goals you have set out for yourself and your child.

Post-Divorce Modifications

Many aspects of divorce can be modified afterwards when circumstances have changed. As such, if you are not happy with the child custody agreement created a year ago, it is within your rights to pursue a modification. The same goes for child support and spousal support.

Other Areas of Family Law in Which We Practice

  • Enforcement of Court Orders
  • Appeals
  • Mediation
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Domestic Violence
  • Paternity

Reach Out to a Westchester County Family Law Attorney Today

In order to get the result you want, divorce, child support, paternity, domestic violence, and all other family matters and disputes should be handled by an experienced Westchester family law lawyer. We put the time, effort, and care into each of our client’s cases, and will do everything in our power to reach a desirable resolution for you and your family. Call The Law Office of Robert S. Sunshine, P.C. today at 845-735-1300 to speak to a compassionate Westchester County family lawyer.

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