When it becomes clear that divorce may be the best or only option in a difficult situation, you must face a number of difficult questions.

  • Who will keep the house or apartment and where will the other person live?
  • Where will the children live? How will you ensure the divorce is not damaging to them?
  • Will you be able to pay your bills with only one income?

Sound Legal Guidance through the Process of Divorce

Talk to an understanding New York City divorce lawyer at Strazzullo Law

There are rarely easy answers to these questions and it will take time to arrive at a decision. In the meantime, you can count on the support and legal counsel of a New York divorce lawyer at the Strazzullo Law We understand what you are going through. We have helped hundreds of people find answers to life’s difficult questions in divorce, custody, and property division decisions.

Allow us to help you with sound legal guidance and representation in divorce court or in mediation. Contact our New York law office to schedule a free initial consultation.

Reaching Agreements Cost Effectively

Separation Agreement: The first agreement that must be reached in divorce is a separation agreement. Because your divorce may take several months to a year to complete, you will need to reach an agreement on basic living arrangements during that period of waiting. Your separation agreement will address all of the issues at the top of the page, and it can form the basis for your final divorce decree (or not).

Property Settlement: Every married couple will have some property—personal possessions, cars, and savings. These assets will be valued and divided equitably, taking into consideration all the circumstances of the divorce. Learn more about property division.

Child Custody and Visitation: For many families, this is the most difficult decision, and certainly the most emotionally charged. The divorce lawyer at Strazzullo Law strives to help clients find custody and visitation arrangements that meet the unique needs of their family, while ensuring that children continue to receive the care and support of each parent. Learn more about child custody.

Child and Spousal Support: Many parents are confused about child support–how much they must pay and how much they could receive. Child support is based upon state guidelines, but there are factors that can cause support to be increased or decreased. Ask your divorce lawyer for more information.

Spousal support, while not guaranteed, is available for short-term and long-term maintenance of a non- or low-wage-earning spouse. Property division and spousal maintenance are typically negotiated together. Learn more about child support and alimony.