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The first thing we'll do is listen. Although the legal issues are the same for all divorcing couples, the solutions are not, because each couple has its own unique concerns. To tailor creative solutions for you, and your spouse, we'll need to know what's important to both of you. This is especially so, when couples have school-age children, or children with special needs that will require attention long after the marriage has ended.
We will teach you how divorce law works in New York, and we'll explain the legal issues on which you will need to reach agreement: child custody, parenting time (visitation), child support, spousal maintenance (alimony), and the division of marital property. We will also explain the rules for divorce mediation with Lucks Law & Divorce Mediation, so we can maintain a safe, and non-confrontational atmosphere in which to negotiate the terms of your divorce. Typically, we'll meet once a week, for an hour, and focus on one, or two, issues during that time.
Once a couple decides to work with Lucks Law & Divorce Mediation, they’ll complete a financial questionnaire. By categorizing financial commitments made during the marriage, couples are better able to prioritize economic needs after the marriage. This helps them to figure out how to maintain two separate homes with income that had previously supported just one. Couples with children must also agree upon post-marital parenting responsibilities, as they heavily impact post-marital life for both parties, as well as their children.
When a couple reaches agreement on all the legal issues, we will draft a separation agreement. We will advise each client to have an attorney review the agreement, so they can receive independent advice as to the agreement’s impact on their rights and responsibilities. If the agreement is satisfactory to both clients, they will execute it. If not, we will help them to iron out any remaining concerns. Finally, legal documents should be filed with the Court to make the divorce official. The timing of such filing varies, depending upon the needs of the parties, and the terms of their agreement. Then we wait for a Judge to sign an Order granting a divorce.