Herkimer County, New York Divorce Lawyers
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I enjoy helping people transition in a difficult part of their lives. On average, I help about 100 people (per year) get divorced.
The fastest divorce I have done was about 30 days but (on average), a divorce takes between 60-90 days.
I have a proven track record of success, sound judgment and discretion.
As for our firm, we are conveniently...
Oneonta, NY 13820-2688
Chris is also committed to keeping you involved and never left “in the dark” about what is happening with your case. That is one of the reasons the firm employs a unique, safe, and secure client-accessible internet portal that allows you, the client, amazing electronic access to many of the critical contents your file, including encrypted scanned documents,...
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Although she has extensive litigation experience in both Federal Courts and State Courts located on Long Island, the five boroughs of New York City, and Westchester, her practice concentrates in the Capital Region ranging from Colombia, Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Saratpga Counties through Fulton, Essex and Montgomery Counties up through Warren and Washington Counties.
She is recognized...
General Practice of Law including Bankruptcy (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13), Divorce, Separation, Wills and Estate Planning, Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, Probate, Adoptions, Automobile Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Brain Injures, Guardianship, Adoption, Personal Injury, Small Claims, Appeals, Civil and Criminal Litigation, Real Estate, Real Estate Litigation, House...
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Herkimer County Divorce Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc.
If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.
Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.
Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.
Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.
Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).
Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.
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