Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce In New York
At The Law Office of Linda M. DiPasquale, I have been helping individuals throughout Buffalo with their divorce cases. Many of my clients have questions about the divorce process in New York and about what might happen in their case. I have answered a few of those questions here on the website.
Please note: This is not to be taken as legal advice. Every case is unique and you should consult an experienced lawyer to get solutions that are created to match up with the significant issues in your individual case.
How long will my divorce take?
This is a very difficult question to answer without knowing the specifics of your case. Any attorney who tells you otherwise without sitting down and talking to you about your goals is doing you a disservice.
What I can say is that the timeline on a divorce case depends on many different factors. Divorces that are high in conflict — meaning lingering disputes over custody or property division — can take a very long time to finally resolve.
On the other hand, some divorces are extremely easy to resolve. For example, if the spouses agree on the basic issues in front of them, it can be over relatively quickly. The important thing is that you take the time to get it right. Rushing through the process without understanding all of your options may make matters worse in the long run.
What can I expect to get in my divorce?
This is another question that I hear quite frequently during an initial consultations. It is also very difficult to answer in the abstract. The important thing to remember is that your divorce, and your situation, is unique from that of everyone else. No matter what has happened in your friend’s divorce, yours will be different.
When I meet with a client, I ask several questions to get a clear picture of your situation. I will ask about assets, liabilities, income and special issues regarding your children. I work through all issues to determine what we can do to put you in the best possible position to achieve your goals. When it comes time to make decisions, I provide you with the pros and cons of different options, and help you evaluate what’s best for you.
How much will it cost me?
Many people are concerned about the costs of hiring an attorney. I understand and am sympathetic to the fact that divorce can be expensive. At my firm, I do everything I can to make your divorce as efficient as possible. I do not needlessly drag things out to pad my bottom line. I use my skill and experience to keep your case moving.
Now, you may wonder why you even need an attorney. You might be tempted to do this on your own to save money. It is very important to look at the big picture. You will live with the terms of your divorce for a long time. it is important to get it right. You may cause yourself significant harm. To try to fix a problem can cost you substantially more than hiring an attorney in the first place, and you may even be unable to change a bad result.
Would You Like To Know More About Your Divorce Case?
I can provide you with detailed information about your case, and help you decide what is best for your future. To schedule your consultation, please call my Buffalo office at 716-800-2591 today, or send me an email to find a time that works for you.
I handle your case with the care, compassion and sensitivity that it deserves. I will be your advocate and work to help you obtain the best possible result given the facts of your situation.