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 30 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 Lisa as a neutral mediator who 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.
There are options to pursuing your separation and/or divorce that are less destructive than more familiar court process. One of them is Collaborative Law. Lisa DiPoala Haber, Esq. is trained and experienced in resolving divorce and other family issues through the Collaborative Process.
The essence of Collaborative Law is the shared belief of both spouses that it is in their best interest and in the best interest of their family to resolve their differences with minimal conflict. In the Collaborative Law process both parties and their respective collaboratively trained attorneys work together in a series of meetings to settle the issues necessary to resolve their separation and divorce. Collaboration is accepted world-wide as an effective alternative to litigation for couples preferring to resolve issues of separation and divorce without going to court. Some of the benefits of Collaborative Law and staying out of court are: privacy, the parties control the outcome of their divorce, and it preserves and protects your family and your financial resources. The Collaborative Law process takes less time and saves money.
Mediation is another less destructive alternative to resolving your separation and/or divorce, or any family issue outside of court. Lisa DiPoala Haber, Esq. is an experienced divorce attorney and mediator. Through the process of divorce mediation Lisa DiPoala Haber, Esq. can serve as your mediator and help you get divorced in a dignified and private manner.
In the privacy and comfort of Lisa Haber’s office, she will meet with you and your spouse as many times as necessary to help the two of you come to an agreement about custody, support and the division of your property and debt without ever having to go to court. After Lisa has helped you and your spouse reach an agreement, Lisa can prepare the written agreement for you both to sign as well as all the papers necessary for you be divorced. For more information visit CNY Divorce Mediation.
Once you and your spouse have reached an agreement through your own negotiations, mediation or the Collaborative process, Lisa DiPoala Haber will prepare and file all of the papers necessary for you to get divorce without either one of you ever having appear in court. After a judge signs the final judgment of divorce, Lisa will file the judgment with the County Clerk, making your divorce final, and provide you with a certified copy.