Ross & Asmar handles matrimonial and family law litigation. We are experienced in representation of clients in complex litigated divorce proceedings, including in the negotiation and trial of equitable distribution disputes, child custody, child support and spousal support and maintenance hearings.
Contested Divorces The divorce process can be a complicated task. You may sue for divorce thinking that the proceeding will be uncontested, but thereafter discover that your spouse has decided to contest the divorce which means, he has decided to fight the case. Although divorces may be emotionally contentious, most divorces do not end up contested.
In every divorce there are many issues at stake, including:
- How to divide marital property
- Custody of the children
- How much spousal and child support should be paid and by which party
Usually both parties negotiate and settle issues such as division of property, spousal support, and child custody. There are cases where both parties reach an agreement by mediation, with a trained mediator who intervenes and tries to help both parties to reach an agreement. The parties then present their negotiated or mediated agreement to a judge.
If both parties are unable to agree about issues regarding property, support, and child custody, they may ask the court to decide one or more of those issues.
Contested divorces often involve very complex issues and technical legal procedures in court. While an uncontested divorce can often be faster and less expensive, a contested divorce, due to its complexity, can be sometimes extremely difficult and painful for both parties and their children, especially if there are financial and personal issues that cannot be agreed upon between both parties. Ross & Asmar will guide you through this difficult process and time in your life to ensure that you get the best outcome.
An uncontested divorce is appropriate where the spouses have agreed on issues related to their divorce, including property division, child custody and support and spousal maintenance without the intervention of a judge. An uncontested divorce is the most affordable and timely way to dissolve a marriage. Ross & Asmar has handled many uncontested divorces and will see to it that your uncontested divorce will be handled in the most expeditious and cost-effective manner.
The attorneys at Ross & Asmar help clients create fair and reasonable pre-nuptial agreements that are enforceable in court. We understand the importance of a pre-nuptial agreement in protecting a client’s interests. You’ve worked so hard for what you’ve earned and we will help you preserve those assets. We also understand that discussing a prenuptial agreement can be a difficult subject for most people. That is why we do our best to ensure that you and your potential spouse are comfortable throughout the process.
The attorneys at Ross & Asmar help clients create fair and reasonable post-nuptial agreements that are enforceable in court. After you and your spouse are married, you may want to enter into a post-nuptial agreement. This type of agreement may be right for you and your spouse if the financial status of your marriage changes through inheritance or otherwise. We understand that discussing a postnuptial agreement can be a difficult subject for most people. That is why we do our best to ensure that you and your spouse are comfortable throughout the process.
When spouses wish to dissolve their divorce on an uncontested, no-fault basis, a thorough and fair separation agreement is important. The attorneys at Ross & Asmar have extensive experience drafting separation agreements and counseling clients throughout the separation/divorce process. A separation agreement covers details concerning distribution of property, child support and custody and spousal maintenance. Ross & Asmar does its best to ensure that clients receive what they are reasonably entitled to.
Spousal Support/Maintenance (Alimony)
Ross & Asmar has vast experience in obtaining satisfactory awards of spousal maintenance. The amount of maintenance is generally a top concern for divorcing spouses. There are several factors that a judge uses to determine the amount of spousal maintenance a spouse should receive, including the income of each spouse, their employment or ability to work, their level of education, duration of the marriage, health of the parties and all other relevant factors. The attorneys at Ross & Asmar will point the court’s attention to key factors to give you the best result.
FIRM WINS CUSTODY FOR MOTHER
The firm recently won custody of three (3) young children for a mother in Queens County, New York.
FINDING OF EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION IN FAVOR OF HUSBAND
The firm won attorneys fees, maintenance and a favorable equitable distribution for husband in Kings County, New York.
The above are just a few of the cases handled by the firm.
If you have more questions, please contact us at (212) 736-4202.
Custody (sole, joint) / Visitation
Parents can rely on the experience of the attorneys at Ross & Asmar in obtaining child custody judgments. We fight hard to make the system work for our clients. On the other hand, we understand that it is often in the best interests of the child for the parents to come to an amicable agreement regarding custody or visitation. When trying to reach an agreement, it can be difficult for a parent to move beyond their emotions. Ross & Asmar will guide you through this tough process in a satisfactory manner. We carefully listen to what our clients concerns are so we can fairly articulate them to the court. We do our best to ensure that our clients are portrayed in a favorable light in relation to the best interest of their children.
Child Support and Modification
The attorneys at Ross & Asmar know how important your children are to you and how important it is that they be given the financial support they need. Ross & Asmar has vast experience in winning temporary and permanent awards of child support. Both parents have a responsibility to your children and we will ensure that the courts give your child the support they deserve.
Should you have any questions, please contact Ross & Asmar at (212) 736-4202