Brooklyn, New York Divorce & Family Law Attorney

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Aiello & DiFalco LLP is a leading family law practice in Brooklyn, New York. We are dedicated to guiding families through critical transitions. Whether you are facing a divorce, a child custody dispute, or another family law matter, we can help.

When you meet with us, we will take the time to learn about your circumstances and explore all your legal options. We work with couples and families to resolve disputes through negotiations, but we will go to court to achieve the desired result. Trust us to protect your rights and interests in and out of the courtroom. Contact us today to get started with an experienced Brooklyn family law attorney.

Divorce Attorney Representing Clients in Brooklyn 

If you are considering a divorce, you must plan ahead for the financial consequences and lifestyle changes. How will the marital property be divided? Who will have primary custody of the children? Will either party pay spousal maintenance or child support? You can depend on us to help you prepare for your financial future and the next chapter in your life.

Division of Marital Property

New York law follows the rules of equitable distribution for dividing marital property. In short,  property acquired during the marriage – the marital home, vacation properties, bank accounts, investments accounts, retirement accounts, businesses, and debts – will be divided fairly but not necessarily evenly. Our Brooklyn divorce attorneys will help you understand the rules for dividing marital property and protect your rights. 

Child Custody

Working out the details of co-parenting is challenging for divorcing couples and unwed parents alike. Ultimately, custody arrangements must ultimately be in the best interests of the children. We can help to resolve issues regarding the custody and parenting time and will work to protect your parental rights. 

Child Support

All parents in Brooklyn must support their children financially, regardless of whether or not they are married. In a divorce, the noncustodial parent typically pays child support to the other parent to cover the child’s living, healthcare, educational, and childcare expenses. If the parents share custody, the higher-earning parent will pay child support. Let us help you establish support arrangements and ensure your child has the financial resources they need and deserve. 

Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)

Spousal maintenance is either temporary or post-divorce (rehabilitative maintenance). The court may award temporary maintenance during the divorce, which ends when the case settles or the court determines a final post-divorce maintenance award. Rehabilitative maintenance supports the receiving spouse while they obtain training or education to find employment and become self-supporting.

Divorce Mediation Attorney

Mediation is a less costly and time-consuming alternative to a litigated divorce. This is a voluntary process in which the parties hire a court-approved mediator to guide them to a settlement. The mediator does not offer legal advice or make rulings, the couple makes their own decisions about the key issues of divorce. The court must approve any settlement agreement and the couple must negotiate in good faith for mediation to be successful. 

The attorneys at our firm are trained mediators with extensive experience mediating complex divorce and child custody cases in Brooklyn. Also, other family law attorneys often ask us to act as consulting attorneys for couples and families already working with another mediator. 

Orders of Protection

An Order of Protection can protect someone from an abusive or threatening family or household member. We regularly help clients with securing Orders of Protection against domestic abuse and also defend those who have been falsely accused of domestic violence against unjust restraining orders. 

Prenuptial Agreements

More and more couples agree to enter prenuptial agreements to clarify each party’s financial obligations during the marriage and protect their property rights if things don’t work out as planned. Our attorneys regularly prepare and review prenup and postnuptial agreements for clients in Brooklyn and the surrounding area.

Why Choose Us?

At Aiello & DiFalco, we have a well-earned reputation as dedicated advocates of families who care about our clients. We know that no two families are the same and will tailor our services to your needs and preferences and help you make informed decisions for your family and your future. We offer trustworthy advice, caring personal service, and a superior client experience. Once you become our client, you will have peace of mind knowing that we are at your side. 

Although the firm has deep roots in Garden City, partner Michael DiFalco resides in Brooklyn and has significant experience in handling matrimonial and family law matters in Brooklyn and the rest of New York City.

Contact Our Experienced Brooklyn Family Law Attorney

Aiello & DiFalco help families in Brooklyn resolve their most personal and pressing challenges. From high-net-worth divorce cases and child custody disputes to orders of protection and prenuptial agreements, our firm handles the full spectrum of family law issues. Contact our office today for a confidential consultation.