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Fighting For Fair And Equitable Divorce Settlements

The difference between the words “equal” and “equitable” is clear. Equal means a 50/50 even split. Equitable, however, means fair, but a fair settlement is not necessarily one that divides all property equally.

At Strauss Kallus Kimple Dumais, PLLC, we offer extensive experience in achieving fair and equitable divorce settlements for clients throughout Orange County and the surrounding areas of New York. With over 100 years of combined experience, our Goshen attorneys have a deep understanding of New York’s property division process. We will advocate for your rights and help ensure that you receive the assets you need to move forward.

We Have The Knowledge And Experience To Protect Your Interests

In some states, property is divided equally in divorce. In others, such as New York State, the murkier concept of “equitable distribution” applies. Our experience and knowledge of the New York divorce laws governing the division of marital property are invaluable assets and essential to crafting solutions that protect your rights and interests.

Our experience with marital debt and asset division includes:

  • Locating hidden assets
  • Valuation and division of closely held businesses
  • Valuation and division of professional practices
  • Division of retirement accounts, 401Ks and pension plans
  • Valuation and division of investment accounts, stocks and stock options
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • Valuation and division of real estate
  • Division of joint loans and debts
  • Bankruptcy and tax considerations

The key to negotiated results in solving the division of property puzzle is often best done through amicable and reasonable negotiation or through alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation or collaborative law.

That said – saving time and money by being reasonable and by trying to resolve issues outside of court is more likely to be accomplished if the lawyer representing you has a track record as a successful litigator. We have a well-earned reputation as assertive and effective trial attorneys with a strong and thorough knowledge of domestic relations law, rules of evidence and trial tactics. Our clients benefit from our 30-plus years of experience in the New York courts and from our commitment to using more cost-effective approaches.

Let’s Discuss Your Case

When it comes to your future, you shouldn’t take a chance with the division of your property. Our attorneys will fight to protect your best interests. To schedule a consultation with one of our experienced equitable division lawyers, call us at 845-360-2094 or complete our online contact form to get in touch.