Greater New York City Lawyer Handles a Variety of Family Law Issues

Experienced Garden City attorney represents clients in divorce proceedings and related issues

Few things are as sensitive or stressful as family law matters. At Thomas Weiss & Associates, P.C., I have been working with individuals throughout the greater New York City area — including Nassau and Suffolk Counties — to address issues that affect their family. Whether you want to explore the implications of divorce, learn about your child custody options, ask for a modification of your child support or alimony payments or negotiate a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, I will use my decades of experience to explore all available legal options and strongly protect your interests.

Knowledgeable law firm helps you navigate divorce

I am passionate about helping clients come out of the divorce process feeling comfortable with the outcome and secure they will not need to return to court anytime soon. Some key aspects of divorce you should know are:

  • Residency — The law mandates that at least one spouse must live in New York for a minimum of one year in order to file for divorce in this state.
  • Grounds — New York has both no-fault and fault-based divorce (i.e., cruelty, abandonment, or adultery). The specific facts of your case will determine which type is appropriate.
  • Property division — Marital assets are subject to equitable distribution between the spouses.
  • Spousal support — One spouse may be awarded financial support to help them adjust to living without the other spouse’s income.

Retaining my services early in the process will help to ensure your interests are fully represented and effectively pursued.

Dedicated advocate fights for your parental rights in child custody and support matters

New York divides child custody into two parts: legal custody (who can make decisions for the child regarding religion, education, etc.) and physical custody (where the child lives). Courts will make custody decisions based on what is in the best interests of the child and which parent they believe can meet their needs. Child support is based on several factors, including need and ability to pay. I will tirelessly advocate to ensure your custody arrangement gives you meaningful parenting time and that the child support award is fair and manageable, regardless of whether you are the parent paying or receiving.

Effective lawyer provides sound advice about prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

Planning for the possibility of divorce may not seem romantic, but it is a good way to protect your assets and shorten the divorce process if the marriage is unsuccessful. Agreements on the division of assets, debts and the payment of alimony may be made before or during marriage, and working with an attorney can reduce the possibility of future issues with enforcement. I know how to evaluate your situation and draft, review and negotiate agreements that will hold up in court.

Contact an accomplished New York law firm for a free consultation

At Thomas Weiss & Associates, P.C. I represent clients throughout the greater New York City area, including Kings and Queens Counties, in a variety of family law issues. Please call 855-279-5540 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation at my Garden City office.