Dedicated Attorney Assists Clients with Legal Separation in New York
EXPERIENCED FAMILY LAWYER REPRESENTS SPOUSES SEEKING TO SEPARATE IN THE NEW YORK METROPOLITAN AREA
In certain situations, a couple may wish to live apart but not want to terminate their marriage. In New York, this can be achieved through a legal separation. Separation is a court-approved agreement between spouses that outlines how marital assets and responsibilities will be divided without having to dissolve the marriage. If you and your spouse have a broken relationship but aren't ready or willing to divorce, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Michelle M. Delgado, P.C. offer skilled representation to protect your rights and those of your children in a separation agreement. We assist clients in the New York Metropolitan area seeking an alternative to divorce.
NEW YORK COUNSELOR ADVISES ON SEPARATION VERSUS DIVORCE
While separation and divorce are similar in some ways, the marriage is not ended in a legal separation. For some couples, this is the best option for their situation. Reasons to choose a separation over a dissolution of marriage include:
- Personal or religious beliefs
- Financial concerns
- Medical benefits
- Chance for reconciliation
Choosing between a legal separation and a divorce can be a difficult decision. As such, Michelle M. Delgado offers sage advice and advocacy to her clients so they can make the right choices for their individual circumstances.
SKILLED FAMILY ADVOCATE GUIDES CLIENTS THROUGH SEPARATION AGREEMENTS
To ensure that your rights, assets, and children are protected when you separate, Michelle M. Delgado drafts sound agreements that may cover a range of relevant issues:
- Asset and property division — Dividing the marital property can be an emotional and complicated process. In many cases, there is the additional step of determining which property is separate. An experienced attorney can make this process easier.
- Payment of marital debts — Many couples owe money on their home, their cars or credit cards. Attorney Michelle M. Delgado helps apportion these debts as well as medical debts and other loans.
- Spousal support / maintenance — A breakup shouldn't unfairly disadvantage spouses who decide to separate. Depending on the financial circumstances of each spouse, support may be negotiated or ordered by a judge.
- Child custody and parenting time — Determining where children should live, who should make decisions about their lives and when relatives can visit them is often an emotionally fraught process. Michelle M. Delgado works to reduce the conflict surrounding these issues and come to an agreement that is best for the children.
- Child support — Both parents are expected to contribute to the costs of raising their children. This often means that the higher-earning (and often noncustodial) parent must make payments to the other to care for children. Whether you and your child's other parent can reach an agreement on support or the court makes that determination, Michelle M. Delgado will help you to secure payments that are fair and beneficial to children.
As an experienced matrimonial lawyer, Michelle M. Delgado understands the difficulties of ending a relationship, especially when children are involved. If you are choosing to separate rather than divorce, Michelle M. Delgado will guide you through the process while providing the advice and advocacy you deserve.
Contact a New York family lawyer for advice on legal separation
If you wish to pursue a legal separation, the Law Offices of Michelle M. Delgado, P.C. can provide the guidance you need. Call the firm at 212.391.7755 or contact the firm online to schedule a consultation.