When families in Nassau County cannot resolve divorce or family law disputes, they turn to Aiello & DiFalco LLP for guidance and effective representation. From divorce and dividing marital property to spousal maintenance, child support and child custody, we are the experienced choice in matrimonial and family law.
When you meet with us, we will take the time to understand your circumstances and explore all your options. Our approach is to work to reach negotiated settlements, but we always prepare for the possibility of a trial. Regardless of the issue facing you, we will protect your rights and interests. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
Divorce Attorney Representing Clients in Nassau County
No one enters marriage planning to divorce, but protecting your rights in a marital breakup should be top of mind. If there has been an irretrievable breakdown in your marital relationship, having an experienced divorce attorney at your side is a wise choice. That’s the time to contact Aiello & DiFalco. We can help to find workable solutions to issues such as:
Division of Marital Property
New York law follows the rules of equitable distribution when it comes to dividing marital property. That means any property acquired during the marriage – the marital home, vacation properties, bank accounts, investments accounts, retirement accounts, and businesses – must be divided in a way that is fair to both parties. Many individuals require an experienced lawyer who can locate and secure the equitable distribution of marital assets, or to protect their separate property assets. Trust our Nassau County divorce attorney to help you understand the factors involved in dividing marital property and protect your property rights.
Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)
Generally, there are two types of spousal maintenance – temporary and post-divorce. The court may award temporary maintenance to the spouse with lower or no income until the divorce settles or until the court determines a final spousal maintenance award. Post-divorce maintenance supports the receiving spouse so that they can obtain training or education, find employment, and become economically independent.
We all want what’s best for our children, but resolving child custody can become contentious in a divorce or paternity action. While the courts recognize that mothers and fathers have equal parental rights, child custody arrangements must be in the children’s best interests. By working with an experienced child custody attorney, you can minimize the risk of disputes and preserve your relationship with your child.
All parents in Nassau County, married and unmarried, must support their children financially. The courts use a formula to make child support determinations based on the combined parental income and the number of children. In any event, 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 have joint custody, the higher-earning parent will pay child support. Let our attorney help you obtain the financial resources your child will need now and in the future.
Many of our clients have children together but choose not to marry, which poses unique family law issues. For instance, a paternity action may be necessary to establish parental rights or resolve child support issues when the biological identity of the father is in dispute.
Mediation is an alternative form of dispute resolution that is less costly and time-consuming than a litigated divorce. In this process, the parties work with a neutral, third-party mediator who guides them to a settlement but does not make rulings or offer legal advice. Mediation is ideally suited for couples seeking an amicable divorce.
Our attorneys have extensive experience mediating complex divorce and child custody issues. In addition, our peers frequently enlist us to act as consulting attorneys for couples and families already working with another mediator.
We bring our expertise as litigators to the process of mediation to ensure that although the approach is amicable, the agreement which is ultimately reached and drafted will be enforceable.
Orders of Protection
Obtaining an Order of Protection may be necessary if a family or household member is threatening or abusive. Our attorneys assist clients with securing Orders of Protection against domestic abuse. We also defend clients against restraining orders misused by those seeking to discredit them in contentious family court proceedings.
Our attorneys prepare and review prenuptial agreements for clients throughout Nassau County. Prenups are not only for the wealthy. Young professionals and couples entering second marriages can protect their financial future with a well-conceived prenuptial agreement in case things don’t work out as planned.
We handle dozens of prenuptial agreements every year and have also litigated issues involving prenuptial agreements which provides valuable experience in avoiding costly oversights or ambiguities when drafting prenuptial agreements.
Contact Our Experienced Nassau County Family Law Attorney
At Aiello & DiFalco, we help clients resolve their most challenging and personal divorce and family law matters. Knowing that no two families are alike, we will tailor our services to your unique needs and objectives. You can depend on us to provide compassionate, efficient representation and protect your interests. Contact us today to learn how we can help.