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
Contact our Firm
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.