Cheektowaga, NY Divorce Attorney
While every divorce is different, they're all challenging. You've spent a portion of your life committed to a single person, and now you have to deal with the painful reality that is separating assets, determining child custody, child support, and alimony. No matter how hard you try to detatch your emotions from the process, it's impossible. Having an experienced divorce attorney on your side is like having a flashlight in the dark - they can point out the things that you might miss. There's an old saying - you pay your divorce lawyer to be stressed on your behalf. At Pusatier Sherman Abbott & Sugarman LLP, we try to carry your stress so you don't have to. We can also help you decide between divorce litigation, and divorce mediation.
If possible, you should aim for divorce mediation. It's less stressful, easier on your bank account, and leads to a healthier relationship after the divorce - this is particularly important if there are any children involved. In a mediation, a divorce lawyer will evaluate both sides and attempt to find common ground by bringing forth mutually beneficial options. In Cheektowaga, NY, a divorce mediation will frequently result in getting the case resolved faster and cheaper. Divorce mediation is usually done in amicable divorces, and those with minimal assets to divide. However, if you and your spouse can't find any middle ground, you'll have to proceed to litigation.
In the litigation process, both parties will need to hire a divorce lawyer, as one lawyer is not allowed to represent both sides. While the spouses may choose not to negotiate with each other, often times the two lawyers will negotiate on behalf of each spouse. This is done in the hopes that they can avoid going to court, which can be an expensive and emotionally challenging process. However, should your case go in front of a judge, your divorce attorney will have experience with the process and know how to correctly plead your case for best results.
Start With Your Free Consultation
We have several divorce lawyers ready to help you work through the unique aspects of your case. With a free consultation, we can help you understand your rights and responsibilities, and advise you on whether you should pursue mediation or head straight to litigation. When you contact us, our goal is to close your divorce proceedings as quickly and painlessly as possible, while still giving you the results you deserve.
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Monday, June 18th, 2018
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