Family Law Topics

We strive to educate our clients on the most up-to-date law. For more information on divorce in New York State, please contact our office.

Read below to learn about some of the more common topics usually associated with family and matrimonial legal matters.

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Divorce

A divorce is an action where a marriage is ended and no longer legally recognized.

Equitable Distribution

Equitable distribution is where all marital assets are equally distributed based on marital contribution.

Custody

Custody is the legal relationship between the parents and the children.

Child Support

Money paid to the custodial parent to assist in providing for children's needs.

Maintenance or Spousal Support

Maintenance or spousal support is money paid to one spouse by the other. Sometimes referred to as alimony.

Separation Agreement

A Separation Agreement is a contract between a Husband and Wife determining matters of property distribution, custody and support.