You are unique. And Your divorce must be unique and tailored to suit you, your finances, and your lifestyle. Your divorce will determine how you live your life: where you live, how your children will be parented, and your well-being. The right representation is crucial. You need is a lawyer who will understand your lifestyle and your financial, social, and family circumstances. You need a lawyer who will find the best resolution for you. Christine has based her practice on one key objective -- each client deserves representation that is tailored to their own unique circumstances.
You both love your children and want what's best for them. The parenting of your children will be the most important part of your divorce. If you and your spouse can agree on a shared arrangement for custody, you have overcome a significant obstacle. But, when two parents cannot agree on this very important matter, Courts will get involved and will look to "the best interests of the child." Christine's experience and knowledge of how Courts determine this most crucial question will ensure the right outcome for you. Christine has stood before judges of Family Courts in Westchester, Dutchess, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan Counties and has represented clients from all walks of life in this crucial area.
While you think you have reached the end of a terrible chapter in your life, there are certain instances where the divorce fall out just won't go away. A judgment of divorce sets forth the obligations and requirements of finances, child rearing, support. But when one side doesn't comply, the other must seek the Court's intervention and ask for post-judgment relief. The good part, however, is that the side who refuses to obey the terms of the judgment, will pay legal fees when the other side must seek judicial assistance.
A divorce attorney must anticipate financial pitfalls in a divorce and advise her client accordingly. She aims to maintain the standard of living that will work for each of her clients. In a divorce, finances can undergo big changes. Two incomes now dwindle down to one. The cost of living doesn't change, but the disposable income might. A good divorce lawyer foresees these changes and works to soften the transition. Protection of income for you and perhaps for your children is key to a positive outcome. There are two different forms of financial support -- spousal and child. Spousal support arises from a disparity in income between the spouses. A marriage is a partnership, and when the partnership divides, consideration must be afforded to each partner's contributions to the partnership over the years. This determination will help reach an equitable level of spousal support. Child support is not as negotiable as spousal support. New York law imposes a formula to which all Courts adhere, including the costs of future college tuition and expenses.