Embarking On Your New Life With The Settlement You Deserve
Regardless of whether you were a sole or joint breadwinner in the family, the property settlement in your divorce will be a key determinant of your financial condition in the coming years. It’s essential that your interests are protected when dividing assets, and that you receive the best settlement possible for your unique circumstances.
I have 30 years of experience handling division of property issues and guiding clients through the divorce process. I work diligently to achieve fair property division settlements that enable my clients to move on with their lives on a solid financial footing.
How Property Division Works In New York Divorces
During divorce, a couple’s marital assets and debts must be identified, valued and divided equitably by agreement or the court. This is easier said than done. In some circumstances, a spouse’s separate assets (property held before marriage or obtained through gift or inheritance) may become part of the jointly held marital property. An increase in value of separate assets also can become marital property.
When dividing assets and property it’s often very important that your attorney trace the transfers and transformations of your property. As your lawyer, I use experts, such as appraisers and accountants when necessary, to value your property and challenge the valuations offered by the opposing party.
I also handle complex issues that may arise regarding the sale of the marital home or other real estate, and the division of retirement and investment assets.
There are some simple measures you can take to increase your chances of achieving a fair settlement. Information about these steps can be found on my Planning For Divorce page.
Learn More About What I Can Do To Help With Your Divorce Case
You need to think about your finances after the divorce. will help you understand your circumstances and plan your strategy. I want to help you build a better future for yourself and your children.
My office is centrally located in downtown Buffalo, one block from the family and supreme courts. For a consultation, call me at 716-249-0175 or contact my office online. For your convenience, appointments may be scheduled during early morning, evening or weekend hours. Let me put my experience and skills to work for you.