New York City Divorce & Family Law Lawyer

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Families going through critical transitions turn to Aiello & DiFalco LLP, a premier New York City family law practice. Whether you are facing a divorce, a child custody dispute, or another conflict in your family, we can help navigate the legal process.

When you meet with us, we will learn about your circumstances, listen to your concerns, and explore your options. We work to mitigate the emotional upheaval and avoid courtroom drama through the mediation process, but we are also well-prepared to represent your interests at trial. 

Above all, we will tailor our services to your preferences and help you achieve your objectives. Contact our office today to speak with an experienced New York City family law attorney.

New York City Divorce

A marital breakup is never easy even though New York’s no-fault divorce laws allow a couple to end a divorce simply by showing there has been an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. A divorcing couple must resolve critical issues such as:

Division of Marital Property

Dividing the marital property is often a sticking point during a divorce and becomes more complicated when separate assets have been commingled or either party attempts to conceal assets or fraudulently convey property. 

Nonetheless, the division of marital property in New York City is governed by the state’s rules of equitable distribution. This means your property will be divided in a way that’s fair, but not necessarily an even split. Our attorneys will work strategically to protect your property rights. 

Child Custody

Child custody issues pose different challenges for divorcing couples and unwed parents. While the courts recognize the equal parental rights of fathers and mothers, any custody arrangements must be in the best interests of the children. We help couples and parents from all walks of life resolve the most challenging child custody disputes. Let us help you preserve your relationship with your child. 

Child Support

All parents in New York City, married or not, have a legal obligation to support their children financially. The noncustodial parent typically pays child support to the other parent, but in cases of shared custody, the parent who earns less is considered the custodial parent and the higher-earning parent will pay. Our attorneys can help to arrange, modify, or enforce child support. 

Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)

Spousal maintenance or alimony is not guaranteed. The court may award temporary maintenance during the divorce process which ends when the case settles or the court issues a final order. Post-divorce maintenance is intended to be rehabilitative in that it provides support for the receiving party to obtain training or education to gain employment and become self-supporting.

NYC Divorce Mediation Attorney

Divorce mediation can be a more amicable and less expensive approach to legally ending a marriage than a litigated divorce. This involves hiring a neutral third-party mediator to guide the couple to a settlement.  

The attorneys at Aiello & DiFalco have successfully mediated divorce cases in New York City that involved complex financial and custody issues without court intervention. We are also frequently retained to act as consulting attorneys to assist those already working with a separate mediator. 

Orders of Protection

An order of protection is often necessary to stop or prevent domestic violence between family or household members. We know that domestic abuse is a serious problem but have also seen false accusations of domestic violence in contentious family court cases. Whether you need assistance obtaining an order of protection or defending against an unjust restraining order, we can help. 

Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements are not only for the wealthy, but also for couples who have delayed marriage to start careers, those entering second marriages, and anyone who has accumulated property before the union. No matter your circumstances, we will help to create a well-conceived prenup or postnuptial agreement that protects your rights and interests. 

Why Choose Us?

At Aiello & DiFalco, we offer compassionate, effective representation and a superior client experience. 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. 

We know that no two families are alike and will tailor our services to your unique needs and objectives. Our attorneys have successfully guided clients through the mediation process and litigated high-net-worth divorce cases. Above all, we will aggressively represent your interests in any forum. 

Contact Our Experienced New York City Family Law Attorneys

From divorce and child custody to the division of marital property and prenuptial agreements, Aiello & DiFalco is the trusted choice in family law. When you work with us, you will move forward to the next chapter of your life with confidence. Contact our office today for a consultation.