Hamburg, NY Divorce Attorney
Every divorce is difficult - emotions run high, stress turns your stomach in knots, and navigating all of the legal documents is confusing. It's like swimming through mud. Having an experienced divorce attorney means you'll have someone to guide you through the messy process. It means having someone who has your best interests in mind, and who understands how the system works and how to take advantage. At Pusatier Sherman Abbott & Sugarman LLP we have divorce lawyers experienced in working through both fault-based and no-fault divorces. We also know how to help you with that first major decision - litigation or mediation? There is a stark difference between the two.
In Hamburg, NY, divorce litigation requires each side to have a lawyer representing them, which means both parties can't retain the same divorce lawyer. Frequently, the two lawyers will attempt to negotiate with each other on behalf of the client they're representing. This is done to avoiding going to court, which can be both costly and slow. However, if a deal can not be reached and you must go to court, your divorce attorney will have experience pleading your case to a judge. They'll also be able to get you comfortable with this emotionally turbulent process.
Divorce mediation happens when both sides agree to hire a divorce mediator to help them divide assets, decide child custody, child support, and alimony. Divorce mediation typically occurs in divorces that are more amicable, or when there are minimal assets to divide. In this process, your mediator will evaluate both sides and try to come up with a deal that is mutually beneficial. A mediation is typically resolved much more quickly, and costs far less. In addition, if you have children and both parties plan on being a part of the child's life, divorce mediation leads to healthier parenting relationships.
How We Can Help
When you hire us as your divorce lawyer in Hamburg, NY, you're getting someone who's willing to sit down with you and work through the unique aspects of your case. We can help you choose whether you should pursue mediation or head straight to litigation. Our goal is to get you what you deserve and close the case quickly and painlessly.
If you're headed towards divorce, please contact us for a free consultation. One of our divorce attorneys will be happy to help you through this difficult time.
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