The decision to end a marriage is never an easy one and it can be an extremely painful time, leaving you feeling vulnerable, overwhelmed and alone. Divorces in New York can be highly charged and have an emotional impact all those involved, regardless of how amicable. These matters often involve critical decisions which will have long lasting effects on your family and financial future.
Nobody should face one of the most difficult and personal legal matters in life without the right advocate by their side. While we cannot take away the pain, we help our clients make objective and informed decisions as we ensure all aspects of your divorce are evaluated.
Not all divorce proceedings in New York need to be contentious. If you and your partner are in agreement on the division of property, custody arrangements and financial obligations, an uncontested divorce can be filed.
If you are unsure whether or not you want to continue with your marriage, a legal separation can provide time apart while still protecting your interests. This sometimes is a simpler first step as the parties can easily resume their marriage in the future.
Legal separations are legally binding contracts between spouses which are put in place prior to formal divorce proceedings. Agreements typically address child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, division of property and responsibility of debts.
If you plan on getting married, it is important to consider protecting your assets and future family. One such way in New York is the preparation of a prenuptial agreement, which can often minimize marital problems as more than half of divorced couples attribute financial disagreements to their reason for divorce. Personal and individually drafted, a prenuptial agreement will cater to your specific needs and unique circumstances.
If you find yourself considering divorce or have already been served with divorce papers anywhere in the Hudson Valley, call Cillis Law today at (845) 554-7171 to schedule a free, confidential consultation and know we'll always be on your side.