Seasoned New York City Divorce Lawyer Provides Effective Guidance
Skillful advocate works to resolve key issues when a marriage ends
Ending a marriage can be an incredibly stressful experience, but with proper legal guidance, you can safeguard your rights and move forward with confidence in what the future holds. At The Law Office of Don B. Panush in New York City, I provide comprehensive support to clients who are going through a divorce. My firm works closely with divorcing spouses to explain the various options available under state law so that they can make smart choices at every stage of the process. Whether your breakup is amicable or highly contested, I work diligently to reach a successful resolution to your questions concerning child custody and support, spousal maintenance, and property division.
Experienced legal adviser explains the New York dissolution options
Choosing the right divorce approach reduces the financial and emotional burden of the marriage dissolution process. With 50 years of legal experience, I can help you find the right solution by explaining issues such as:
- Filing and grounds — Although New York lagged behind the rest of the country, the state has now established a no-fault divorce process when a marriage has been irretrievably broken for a period of at least six months. Traditional fault grounds, such as adultery and cruel treatment, remain available as well. I can advise you on the best option for your situation.
- Uncontested divorce — Even when spouses agree on divorce terms, effective legal advice is necessary to manage New York’s complicated dissolution requirements. If you don’t have children under the age of 21 and seek an uncontested divorce, I will minimize the time and expense associated with the process while assuring that each key detail is handled professionally.
- Collaborative divorce — This method of terminating a marriage allows spouses to avoid the adversarial process, which can be costly and burdensome. In collaborative divorces, parties work together and share information as they pursue a mutually acceptable resolution. My firm supports spouses and retains subject matter experts where appropriate to resolve issues such as child custody and property division.
In a free initial consultation, I will take the time to learn about your particular situation so that you can make decisions with confidence.
Proven firm handles conflicts relating to the division of marital property
When a New York marriage ends, the property accumulated by the spouses is divided according to the principle of equitable distribution. If the parties cannot agree on how marital property should be divided, the court makes that decision by allocating assets and debts based on what the judge thinks is fair. Many factors can go into this decision, and divorcing spouses should understand that the value of the marital estate does not have to be split evenly between them. As an experienced matrimonial litigator, I conduct a detailed review of assets including real estate, financial accounts and personal property. From there, my firm presents a thorough case to the court on the parties’ age, health, earning ability and other factors to give clients the best chance at a favorable outcome.
Contact a dedicated New York City divorce lawyer for a free initial consultation
The Law Office of Don B. Panush represents divorcing spouses in the New York City area. Please call 347-518-4141 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation at my Midtown office, located a block away from Columbus Circle.