Families in Garden City face difficult challenges. From dealing with divorce to determining child custody arrangements and dividing marital property, having informed legal representation is essential. That’s where Aiello & DiFalco LLP comes in.
Our firm is a leading family law practice serving clients in Garden City and throughout Long Island. No matter the issue facing you and your family, we will work closely with you to find a workable solution. While family law issues can often be resolved amicably through the mediation process, we will provide aggressive courtroom representation if necessary. Contact us today to arrange a consultation.
Why You Need A Garden City Family Law Attorney
When families cannot resolve disputes in the home, working with an experienced family law attorney is a wise choice. Our firm handles a wide range of family law issues, including:
- Divorce – contested and uncontested
- Division of marital property
- Child custody
- Child support
- Spousal maintenance
- Orders of protection
- Prenuptial agreements
Once you become our client, we will work in your best interests and tailor our services to your needs and preferences.
Generally, there are two types of divorce – uncontested and contested. In an uncontested divorce or an amicable divorce, both parties agree on the key issues and can settle their case without going to court. When the parties cannot agree, the divorce is contested and may require appearing in court.
Either way, you need a divorce attorney who is prepared to go the distance to resolve your case. Trust us to provide you with strategic advice and work to achieve a positive outcome in or out of the courtroom.
Our attorneys have excellent reputations in local courts as top Garden City divorce attorneys, which have been developed over decades of practicing before the judges and with the lawyers who handle the most complex cases.
Division of Marital Property
In a divorce, marital property must be divided according to the state’s rules of equitable distribution. This means your property – the marital home, other real estate, bank accounts, investment accounts, retirement accounts, and debts – is split in a way that is fair and equitable to both parties, but not necessarily an even split.
Dividing marital property can become complicated when a couple has accumulated significant assets, one spouse owns a business, or either party attempts to conceal assets. Above all, we are committed to protecting your property rights and achieving the best possible outcome for you.
Resolving child custody and parenting time is one of the most challenging matters in a divorce or paternity action. While the courts recognize that children benefit from having a close relationship with both parents, custody arrangements must be in the best interests of the children. Our experienced Garden City child custody attorney will work to protect your parental rights and help you preserve your relationship with your children.
Child support is calculated with a formula based on the income of both parents, the number of children, and the custodial arrangements. Generally, the noncustodial parent pays child support to the other parent. But if there is a joint custody arrangement, the parent who earns less is deemed the “custodial parent” and the higher-earning parent as the “non-custodial parent” will pay child support. Whether you will be receiving or paying child support, we will consider all the relevant factors and help ensure your children are properly supported.
Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)
Spousal maintenance or alimony is not guaranteed. The court may award the lower-earning spouse temporary maintenance during the divorce process until the case settles or until the court determines a post-divorce maintenance award or “rehabilitative maintenance.” This type of maintenance is to support the receiving spouse so they can obtain training or education to find a job and become economically independent.
Garden City Divorce Mediation Attorney
Divorce mediation is an option for clients hoping to avoid the stress and costs associated with a litigated divorce. In this arrangement, the couple hires a neutral third party, known as a mediator, to guide them to a settlement. This is a voluntary process and both parties must negotiate in good faith for mediation to be successful. Our attorneys have extensive experience mediating complex divorce and child custody issues and also act as consulting attorneys for couples pursuing divorce mediation.
Our attorneys have vast experience mediating resolutions on behalf of parties, including significant training and experience in mediation and collaborative law.
Orders of Protection
No family is immune to conflict, but domestic violence should not be tolerated. Our firm helps clients obtain Orders of Protection if a family or household member is threatening or abusive. We also know that false accusations of domestic violence are not uncommon in contentious family court proceedings and work to defend clients against unjust restraining orders.
Prenuptial agreements are seen by some as “unromantic,” but a well-drafted prenup can help to protect your property rights if the marriage doesn’t work out as planned. Such an agreement can help define the type of economic partnership that a couple plans to have during the marriage to avoid disputes and complications in the event of a divorce. Also, couples entering second marriages often include prenups in their estate plans to protect the inheritance rights of children from prior marriages. Whether you need assistance preparing a prenup or postnuptial agreement, we will provide you with trustworthy advice and guidance.
Contact Our Experienced Garden City Family Law Attorney
At Aiello & DiFalco, we are not only experienced family law attorneys, but we are also compassionate people who care about our clients. When you meet with us, you will find a secure environment in which you can make the best decisions for your family and your future. Contact our office today to discuss your matter in confidence.