Divorce & Separation

Suffolk County Divorce Attorney

Representing NY clients through divorce and separation matters

The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. has over 20 years of experience helping clients through divorce and separation matters. Our firm understands how stressful it can be to face an uncertain future and we will work tirelessly to represent your interests. Whether you choose a contested or uncontested divorce, our firm is there. If your divorce is contested on the matter of spousal maintenance or property distribution, our firm is ready. If you are a high net worth individual that needs the high-caliber legal services you deserve, contact our firm. For post-judgment legal matters or help getting a legal separation, our firm is ready to serve. For a free, initial consultation, contact The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. today.

Divorce

Divorce is a significant legal matter. Over 50% of marriages end in divorce and when that happens, having the right legal support is vital. The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. understands what is at stake when individuals face a stressful and uncertain road.

Division of Assets

The division of marital property is one of the greatest sources of conflict between spouses facing divorce. While some spouses clearly have more stake in assets than their partners, deciding who should own what pieces of property can become ambiguous. Because New York is an “equitable division” state, it is up to the courts to divide this shared marital property in a way that it deems fair.

High-Income Divorces

Divorce is a complicated matter. When assets, money, and debts increase, an already complicated matter becomes overwhelming. High-income divorces involve couples with combined assets and finances that are greater than $1 million. High net worth individuals deserve the legal support of an experienced and effective attorney.

Legal Separation

When a couple no longer wants to continue a marriage but divorce is not an option, a legal separation may be your solution. There are many situations that call for a legal separation. Whether for religious or financial reasons, legal separation can help a couple move on, but in a limited way. It is important that the couple retains the quality legal support when deciding to separate in the state of New York.

Post-Judgment

When a divorce is complete, orders handed down by the court must be followed. It is imperative that you do as the court mandates or you could face further legal issues. Though a court makes decisions in an equitable fashion, they cannot see into the future. Courts understand their limitations to make decisions on the facts in front of them and are open to requests for modifications. Furthermore, courts are available to help if one party ignores an order and the other needs help to enforce it.

Spousal Maintenance

Alimony, also known as spousal maintenance, is a key factor in many divorces. If you are preparing for a divorce and are concerned about your spousal support determination, The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P. C. is ready to hear from you.

Uncontested Divorce

Due to its simplistic, quiet, and dignified nature, an uncontested divorce is the most common form of divorce in the state of New York. Couples who are pursuing an uncontested divorce often have little to no disagreements regarding the terms and conditions of their divorce.

Prenuptial Agreements 

When a couple makes the decision to take their relationship to the next level, they often start discussing finances and marriage. Though no one wants to think about the end of a marriage before it even begins, it is important to take steps to protect one’s assets. Clients going through a divorce may find themselves battling over issues like alimony and property distribution. However, a prenuptial agreement can let a budding relationship focus on the important things.