DIVORCE

DIVORCE, DIVISION OF PROPERTY AND SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE (ALIMONY)

We regularly commence and defend divorce actions. Whether contested or un-contested, we have the ability to obtain a divorce in a most time-efficient and cost-effective manner. Our cases often involve business interests, real estate, retirement plans and investments. We have expertise in identifying marital assets, valuing them and negotiating or, where necessary, litigating their division in equitable distribution. In addition, we analyze income, earning capacity and expenses in determining the duration and amount of maintenance appropriate in each case. Oftentimes, we address income imputed to a closely-held business owner in determining the scope of maintenance. Where required, we seek interim relief for clients during the course of a divorce proceeding. This relief, available as an exercise of the court’s broad equitable powers, includes preservation of assets, exclusive use & occupancy of the marital home, pendente-lite maintenance and interim distribution of marital assets.