Why Do I Need an Attorney During a Divorce in New York?

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Why Do I Need an Attorney During a Divorce in New York?

When a person goes through a divorce, it is often a very difficult time in their life. This is because it changes the course of their entire future, one they thought they were going to spend with their spouse. This can call several matters into question, such as child custody, child support, the division of assets, alimony, and more. These are important matters that should be treated as such. It is because of this that spouses should retain an experienced and compassionate New York divorce attorney for assistance. 

Why Do I Need an Attorney?

Divorce tends to become a large topic of discussion in a person’s life when they are going through the proceedings, or even just beginning them. Oftentimes, people give their own opinions and advice on the matter, even if they do not know all the facts of the case. Even if they are a close confidant and are aware of the situation, they usually do not have the professional legal experience to back it up. It is because of this that the only person who can provide the proper advice is an attorney. An attorney can be an advocate that spouses in these situations can trust to provide them with guidance and assistance during this difficult time in their life. With proper communication, an attorney can help their client achieve the best possible outcome.

What Can an Attorney do for me?

There are many things to consider during a divorce that can be overwhelming. It is the job of the attorney to help take care of these matters. This can include handling the following:

  • Assess the case to determine which court has jurisdiction on the matter
  • Develop a strategy to advise clients about all aspects of the case, including the treatment of assets and child matters
  • Prepare legal documents to file with the court
  • Conduct discovery to obtain information from the other party. This can include depositions, requests for production of documents, written interrogatories, etc.
  • Appear at all court appearances, depositions, and conferences
  • Schedule all deadlines and court appearances
  • Support clients in responding to information requests
  • Inform clients of actions they are required to take
  • Perform financial analyses of the case
  • Conduct the necessary legal research
  • Prepare clients for all court appearances and depositions
  • Prepare the case for hearings and trial, including preparing exhibits and interviewing witnesses
  • Advise clients about their rights under the law
  • Counsel clients about the risks and benefits of negotiated settlement compared to trial

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Matters of divorce and family law should be navigated with the guidance of an experienced attorney. If you need strong legal representation regarding matters of divorce, family law, and estate law, contact the Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. to schedule a consultation today.

Why choose our firm?

We have an excellent AVVO rating from our many happy clients

We will tirelessly pursue a favorable resolution to your case

We offer aggressive and effective representation

We treat our clients with the compassion, patience, and respect that they deserve

We have more than 20 years of dedicated legal experience

We have the legal knowledge necessary to help you obtain the outcome you desire

We tailor our practice to the representation of your divorce case

What Our Clients Are Saying

I hired Susan to represent me in a divorce matter where I was fighting for custody and to limit my wife's equitable share of our assets. I won custody of our son, kept the marital residence, kept my professional practice, kept my building and paid less than half to my wife. This was after a long-term marriage. She could persuade the court that equitable is not equal and sometimes the man does deserve to win!

‐ Dave

I first must say that I had been represented by two prior attorneys both of whom had simply taken my money and left me nothing to show for it in my custody case. They kept telling me what they were doing for me but I found out they were lying. Susan on the other hand had gotten me temporary custody and support for my children and myself within two months of hiring her. I cannot say enough about her.

‐ Craig

After talking to a few other attorneys, I hired Susan to represent me in my divorce and custody dispute. I was reluctant to go with her because she was the cheapest out of all the other attorneys I met with, but I'm so glad I did. I am 100% positive no one else would have done such a great job with my case as Susan and her staff. Her work is quality, her staff is reliable and her character is honorable. There...

‐ Linda

I had a very difficult case where I had already burned through two attorneys who were unable to get me custody of my children and complete my divorce. Susan was able to rapidly work out an agreement and not let it just malinger on like my previous experiences. She was also considerate of my financial situation unlike all of the other lawyers I had spoken to. I highly recommend her if you want complete and caring service with an in-depth knowledge of...

‐ Joanne

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The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. proudly serves clients throughout Suffolk County, New York in their divorce, family law, and estate planning matters. If you require the services of an experienced Suffolk County attorney, schedule a consultation with The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. today.

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