Going through a divorce is a difficult emotional process even when uncontested and both parties agree it is in their best interests to part. Attorney Lisa DiPoala Haber is a New York divorce lawyer who has 26 years of experience helping her clients achieve the best possible outcome for themselves and for their children. She is smart, tough and committed to helping you resolve your issues in the least contentious way.
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In a divorce, there are a number of issues that need to be resolved such as:
- Division of assets and liabilities: New York is an equitable division state. This does not mean there will be an equal distribution, but one that the court considers fair.
- Child custody and visitation: The court considers all relevant factors and makes its decision based on what it determines is in the best interest of the child.
- Child support: In most cases, the non-custodial parent is ordered to pay child support to the custodial parent. The amount depends on many factors and on how many children there are.
- Spousal support: Either spouse can ask for support from the other. The court weighs many factors, such as the length of the marriage, the standard of living during the marriage and any other relevant evidence.
Lisa DiPoala Haber encourages negotiation of these issues to reach a settlement, and sometimes mediation which involves the spouses meeting, either with or without their attorneys present, with a neutral mediator who provides no legal advice, but guides the discussion and suggests alternate resolutions. The process is confidential. If the parties agree on the issues, the agreement is put in writing and filed with the court.
She will also prepare requests for modification of a court order if either party experiences a significant change in their circumstances. She can also assist with the collection of child support in all cases, even when the paying parent has moved out of state.
There are some situations where the spouses want the legal protection of a divorce, such as being able to acquire separate property, or to not be responsible for debt incurred by the other spouse, but they want to stay married for religious or financial reasons. Attorney Lisa DiPoala Haber will prepare the separation agreement and file it with the court.
Call Lisa DiPoala Haber Esq. for a free 30 minute consultation. She will review your case and help you decide on how to proceed.