Divorce is a difficult time. There are many ramifications of a divorce, including financial, emotional and legal. If children are involved custody, visitation and child support become points of contention. Leave it to the experienced experts at the Law Offices of Karl Brodzansky to guide you through the legal process so that you achieve maximum results. This is especially important because in the last few years there have been many changes in this area of law. The Law Offices of Karl Brodzansky are up to date on all the new rules and regulations.
Financial matters are often the most complex issues that are involved in a divorce case. Maintenance, also known as alimony or spousal support, consists of payments made from one spouse to another during or after a divorce case. Alimony is awarded to ensure that the supported spouse is able to continue to live in a similar manner to the lifestyle established during the marriage.
Every parent has a responsibility to provide financial support to his or her minor children, whether or not the parent is married. Child support payments are, therefore, often ordered to ensure that the child receives the financial provisions necessary to build or maintain a positive life. The State of New York has specific guidelines for how child support is calculated and ordered. However, it is not always based on reported income. and may be, in certain circumstances, based on imputed income. The Law Offices of Karl Brodzansky will ensure you receive the best results.
Decisions involving custody may be the most difficult ones to make. Custody allows you to decide how to raise your child. If you are denied custody, you will lose the right to decide how to raise your child, including in the areas of education, religion and health. Custody awards are now gender neutral meaning, neither parent has an automatic right to custody. The best interests of the child come first. Many factors are considered. It is imperative that if custody is a contested issue, you have an experienced law firm representing you. The Law Offices of Karl Brodzansky have over thirty years of experience involving custody, with successful outcomes.
Do you need legal assistance with the property and debt issues involved in your divorce? In the state of New York, property division is decided by the court after trial unless agreed to by the parties in a properly executed and acknowledged Marital Settlement Agreement. For parties with significant assets or wealth or assets owned prior to the marriage, it is imperative to hire The Law Offices of Karl Brodzansky to protect them. The firm has extensive experience handling high asset divorce cases.
Grandparents have an independent right to seek custody of their grandchildren. However it is not automatic and sometimes difficult to achieve. Grandparents must have standing defined by the Domestic Relations Law in order to sue for custody or visitation. There are two bases for standing. The first one is clear and simple; namely one parent deceased. The other basis is not so simple. It involves the finding of extraordinary circumstances and best interests. The Law Offices of Karl Brodzansky have over thirty years of experience in fighting for grandparents rights and winning grandparent visitation and custody.
A Prenuptial Agreement is an important document and if properly drafted and executed prior to marriage, will protect your assets and income in the event of a divorce. New York law allows parties to enter into an Agreement, executed in accordance with statute and not unconscionable, setting forth how the parties property rights, income and support obligations, are distributed and refined, rather than NY State Law. Therefore it is critical that the Agreement be drafted such that it will not be vacated when the time comes to enforce the Agreement. The Law Offices of Karl Brodzansky have over thirty years of experience in successfully drafting, and both defending and/or challenging Nuptial Agreements.
Adoption is the legal process where an adult party after having met the legal requirements and undertaken the legal process, in accordance with the Domestic Relations Law, will become the legal parent, with all the corresponding rights, and responsibilities. There are different types of adoptions and many requirements. It is important to select The Law Offices of Karl Brodzansky a firm that has the presence and knowledge in the area to guide you through the process and make your adoptive dreams come true.
Paternity often needs to be established in order to grant a father legal status. Once this is done, the father then obtains the rights and responsibilities to their child. The state of New York presumes that, if married, the husband of the mother is the father of the child. The need to establish paternity generally takes place when two individuals are not married. The father will not have rights with respect to the child if the individuals are not married when the child is born.
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Whether you’re buying, selling, renting, or leasing real estate, there are a number of legal issues which you may have to deal with. An experienced Garden City real estate attorney is an invaluable asset in any real estate transaction, as they can inform you of the legal implications of contracts, sale agreements, and other such deals.
If you’re planning to make any real estate transaction, call The Law Offices of Karl Brodzansky today. For more than 30 years, our founding attorney has provided a high standard of counsel to his clients, and will work tirelessly on your behalf when you hire our firm.
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For experienced guidance with wills, trusts, and all matters estate planning, trust our skilled team at The Law Offices of Karl Brodzansky For more than 30 years, our Garden City estate planning lawyer has provided a high standard of legal counsel to clients in Long Island and New York. Wills and trusts need to be periodically reviewed and updated. The Law Office of Karl Brodzansky and Associates offer a free review and analysis of your Wills and Trusts.