How will I survive after divorce? What are child custody options? Who can I confidentially talk to about divorcing my spouse?
As a divorce attorney, these are questions our clients often ask. We understand the hardship and know the emotional toll a divorce can take on a couple and their children. Feelings of fear, sadness, anger and confusion are common.
If you’ve decided to begin the divorce process, then it’s time to get down to business. Information is power and a solid plan is key for a successful outcome. It’s important as an experienced divorce attorney or child custody lawyer to listen to each client’s personal situation, and then discuss a plan of action for divorce mediation or prepare documents for court.
Topics you can expect to discuss during your first appointment:
- Your rights and responsibilities
- Setting realistic expectations
- Divorce mediation as an option
- Finances and division of property and assets
- Family Court required documents
- Alimony (“maintenance” in New York)
- Child custody
- Child support payments
- Legal fees and how to save money during a divorce
Before your first appointment, be sure to have as much information as possible about your children and their needs, your home, financials, assets, debts and ongoing expenses. The more detail you can provide, the more productive our meeting will be.