Long Island Family Law & Divorce Attorney

Aiello & DiFlaco LLP is a leading family law practice serving clients on Long Island. We guide families through difficult transitions, from dealing with divorce and dividing marital property to resolving child custody disputes and creating prenuptial agreements. 

You can trust our team to provide compassionate, efficient representation and help you make informed decisions. While many family law issues are settled amicably through a mediation process, we are well-prepared to represent you in court if necessary. Above all, we will tailor our services to your needs and objectives. Contact us today for a consultation.

Long Island Divorce Attorney

Divorce is a challenging and emotional process, even though New York is a no-fault divorce state. In short, proving that either spouse engaged in misconduct is not necessary for the court to grant a divorce, but only that there has been an irretrievable breakdown in the marital relationship. Nonetheless, it takes an experienced divorce attorney to help you resolve critical issues such as:

Alimony/Spousal Maintenance

There are two types of spousal maintenance (formerly referred to as alimony): temporary and post-divorce. Temporary maintenance is only paid during the divorce process and ends when the divorce settles. The court relies on a formula to determine the amount and duration of post-divorce maintenance. But there is always room for negotiation with the help of an experienced divorce lawyer. 

Division of Marital Property

Marital property is subject to the rules of equitable distribution: property acquired during a marriage, such as a home, other real estate, bank accounts, investment accounts, retirement accounts, and businesses, must be divided in a way that is fair but not an equal split. We understand the factors involved in dividing marital property and can help to protect your property rights. 

Child Custody

In a perfect world, divorcing couples would work to co-parent their children. Unfortunately, resolving child custody and parenting time can become contentious. We know what it takes to negotiate a custody agreement in your child’s best interests, but we have litigated highly contested custody disputes. Trust Aiello & DiFalco to help preserve your relationship with your children regardless of the circumstances. 

Child Support

All parents, married or not, have a legal obligation to support their children financially. The court relies on a formula to determine child support based on factors such as the combined parental income and the number of children. Generally, the noncustodial parent will pay child support to the other parent. In cases where there is shared custody, the parent who earns more will pay. Our attorneys will work to achieve the best outcome for you and your family through negotiation or litigation.

Mediation: An Amical Alternative To Litigation

Divorce mediation may be the best option for couples hoping to avoid the stress and costs associated with a litigated divorce. Mediation can be a more amicable and less expensive approach to ending a marriage. Here, the couple hires a neutral mediator to guide them to a settlement. Both parties must negotiate in good faith for the process to be successful. 

Our attorneys have successfully mediated hundreds of cases involving complicated financial and custody issues without court intervention. Also, other attorneys often call upon us to engage as consulting attorneys to assist those already working with a separate mediator. 

Orders of Protection

An order of protection may be necessary when domestic violence occurs between family or household members. Whether you need assistance obtaining an order of protection or defending against one that is unjust, we can help. No matter which side of the conflict you are on, our family law attorneys will help you get through this difficult and stressful time. 

Prenuptial Agreements

A common misconception is that prenuptial agreements are only for celebrities and wealthy individuals. With more people delaying marriage to focus on their careers and other priorities, they will likely acquire assets and make investments before entering a marital relationship, which makes having a prenup wise. Similarly, couples entering second or third marriages can benefit from creating prenuptial agreements to protect the property rights of children from prior marriages. At Aiello & DiFalco, we regularly negotiate, prepare and review prenuptial agreements for clients from all walks of life throughout Long Island.

Contact Our Experienced Long Island Family Law Attorneys

No family is immune to conflict, but when disputes cannot be resolved in the home, having an experienced family law attorney is essential. That’s where Aiello & DiFalco comes in. When you work with us, we will provide the compassionate representation you need and the caring personal service you deserve. Contact our office today to get started with an experienced family law attorney.