Your Advocates Through Every Step Of The Divorce Process
Filing for divorce is a pivotal moment in your life that can determine the course of your future. However, you do not have to face the divorce process alone. At Strauss Kallus Kimple Dumais, PLLC, in Goshen, our attorneys assist clients in Orange County, New York, and the surrounding areas with every step of the divorce process.
Our divorce lawyers have experience handling complex high-asset divorces and working with appraisers, accountants and other financial professionals. However, we are also sensitive to the economic concerns of the middle-class client and work to manage costs and streamline the process of divorce as much as possible. Regardless of your situation, you can rely on us to provide the support and guidance you need.
You Don’t Have To Go To Court To Resolve Your Divorce
Divorce can be very stressful and highly emotional, even if you understand New York’s divorce laws and know exactly what to expect at each stage of the process. At Strauss Kallus Kimple Dumais, PLLC, we make the process easier by providing you with honest answers to questions and clear explanations of the law.
We have an objective perspective on the issues and possible approaches that can resolve differences, minimize damage and respect the dignity of all concerned. We understand that every divorce is different, so we try to achieve the right legal solution for each unique situation. Our success is a direct reflection of our commitment to listening and giving you a meaningful voice throughout the process.
In many cases, we are able to resolve difficult divorce issues such as child custody or property division through negotiation or the dispute resolution approaches of mediation and collaborative law. However, if results cannot be achieved through these methods in your case, you can rely on our years of courtroom experience to effectively protect your interests in trial as well.
Assisting You With High-Asset And Complex Divorce Cases
Dividing property in high-asset and complex divorce cases is not a simple process. It requires accurately identifying and assessing your property and a thorough analysis of the rights of each of the respective parties. We take the time to get to know you and obtain a thorough understanding of your long-term needs and goals.
Our attorneys at Strauss Kallus Kimple Dumais, PLLC, have in-depth knowledge of the significant issues, including executive compensation and benefits, pensions and qualified domestic relations orders, business valuation and real estate. We also recognize the importance of considering ancillary issues such as tax consequences, bankruptcy and estate planning and will refer to outside counsel when necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions About The New York Divorce Process
Even if you have experienced the divorce process before, it can be an overwhelming and emotionally difficult time. Our family law attorneys are here to support you and guide you through the process. Please read some answers to frequently asked questions below.
Is matrimonial law the same as divorce?
Matrimonial law is a more holistic way to view the divorce process. Instead of focusing on who is at fault, it looks at the condition of the marriage. Our matrimonial law attorneys can help you find solutions that protect the rights and dignity of everyone in your family.
Will I have to go to court?
While some especially contentious divorces may require court intervention, many divorcing spouses can resolve their cases through mediation and will never have to go to court. At Strauss Kallus Kimple Dumais, PLLC, our team has certified and experienced divorced mediation lawyers who can help you as a neutral facilitator or as an adviser. We understand that mediation is a faster, less expensive and less contentious alternative to traditional divorce proceedings and will always encourage our clients to consider it as an option.
Do you need an attorney for a divorce?
In New York, it is not legally required to retain an attorney to file for divorce. However, working with an experienced divorce lawyer can help protect your rights, especially if you have children or complex assets. When you work with us, we will take some of the burden off your shoulders so you can focus on your future.
How do I choose a divorce attorney?
When choosing a divorce attorney, you need to consider more than their experience. While having years of divorce law experience is always a benefit, you should also consider the firm’s approach to settling divorce cases. As one of the only firms in the Orange County area that focuses on family and divorce law, you can trust us as an established and trusted resource in the community. At Strauss Kallus Kimple Dumais, PLLC, we are strong proponents of divorce mediation and will always choose the path that helps you save stress, time and money.
How do I file for divorce in New York?
The first step to take when filing for divorce in New York is to file a summons with the County Clerk’s Office. At Strauss Kallus Kimple Dumais, PLLC, our attorneys can help you gather the information you need, and prepare and file the necessary forms to get the process started. After filing, you must ensure that your spouse receives the divorce papers through the service process. Your spouse will respond, and we will start negotiations to determine property division, child custody and any spousal or child support.
Contact Us To Get Started On Your Case
Filing for divorce is a huge step toward your new future. At Strauss Kallus Kimple Dumais, PLLC, we will always treat you and your family with the dignity and respect you deserve. To schedule a consultation at our Goshen office, call us at 845-360-2094 or complete our online contact form to get in touch.