Not only do matrimonial disputes involve a Broad spectrum of legal and economic problems, but also, they elicit a maelstrom of extreme and often destructive emotional reactions from the parties. The age of the parties, the length of their marriage, the nature and extent of the real and personal property they own, their socioeconomic status, and the presence or absence of minor children are some of the factors that determine the range of legal and economic problems that may arise. The potential legal problems may include any or all of the following:
- Spousal and child support
- Interstate jurisdictional disputes
- Visitation and custody rights
- Property rights and distribution
- Protection from threatened or actual physical abuse, and post-divorce alimony
Other legal problems which typically arise are the income, estate, and gift tax consequences of support, alimony, and property transfers as well as the drafting, interpretation, and enforcement of written agreements. The potential economic problems may also include:
- The definition and maintenance of the standard of living to which the family unit has become accustomed
- The division of assets in a manner appropriate to the relative needs and economic status of the parties,
- Immediate investment and long-range financial planning following property division, and provision for income maintenance or income supplements to the financially dependent spouse.
Based upon the potential legal and economic problems, we also completely understand the emotional reactions of the parties in a matrimonial dispute. As such, we will do everything in our power to make the process for our client as easy and non-stressful as possible. Yet we will fight hard for our client and do everything in our power to see that our client’s goals are achieved.
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