An Experienced Divorce Lawyer Guiding You Through A Difficult Time
A divorce can be very painful, especially when spouses disagree on the terms of the divorce. Many marriages are built on informal promises and expectations that are difficult to enforce when a relationship loses its spirit of cooperation, and even a legally binding prenuptial agreement does not guarantee that a divorce will go smoothly.
Located in Garden City, New York, The Law Office of Amy Sklar understands how difficult it is to go through a divorce — emotionally, financially and legally. We represent both husbands and wives, same-sex couples, breadwinners and homemakers, and families with and without children. Each family is unique. No matter what, we aggressively defend our clients’ interests. This is what has helped us build our record of achieving fair and favorable outcomes.
Divide Resources And Responsibilities Fairly
Every case is unique, but almost every divorce forces couples to grapple with several big questions:
- Distribution of Property: The financial lives of spouses are almost always intertwined. There is much to divide when a couple separates, from your home and vehicles to joint bank accounts to furniture and the toaster.
- Spousal Support: If one spouse has made financial sacrifices in the marriage — taking time off from work to raise a child, for example — he or she can request spousal support, or “alimony,” from the higher-paid spouse.
- Child Custody and Parental Access: Couples with children face a whole other category of decisions when they divorce. We’ll help you reach the custody arrangement you desire.
- Child Support: Besides the time each parent spends with their children, you and your spouse may disagree on how much each parent owes toward a child’s food, housing, education and extracurricular activities.
- Additional Issues: In some divorces, there are also additional issues that can affect the outcome for both parties. These cases include issues of domestic violence, which can be resolved in family court with the help of an experienced attorney.
Hire An Attorney Who Will Stand Up For Your Rights
Most divorce cases end in settlements outside of court, but Amy Sklar is not afraid to go to trial if that’s what it takes to reach fair terms in your divorce. When the other side knows that a case could realistically go to trial, they’re more likely to make compromises to avoid that outcome.