When it comes to divorce, our Capital Region lawyers are experienced in representing spouses in legal separations, contested and uncontested divorces, and annulments. We can put you in position to receive fair settlements, equitable distributions of wealth and property, and the support you deserve. The team of Divorce attorneys at Tully Rinckey understand your legal rights as a parent or guardian and can help you realize the outcome you desire. Our team draws from over 100 years of combined experience practicing law. Our divorce attorneys routinely service clients throughout the Capital Region to include Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, Rensselaer, Columbia, Warren, Schoharie and Greene counties. The team at Tully Rinckey have been representing clients in these courts for over 25 years and are highly regarded in each county court.

You can expect our team of Divorce attorneys to provide you with clear and honest advice on your matter. During your first conversation with one of our experienced attorneys, our goal is to form a partnership with you on your matter and educate you on the legal process and what is next to come. We want you to have your voice heard and be an active participant in your case.

Our Capital Region Divorce team is led by New York State Family & Matrimonial Practice Head Barbara King who brings over three decades of experience in the field. When dealing with clients involved in divorce matters, Barbara provides an open line of communication so that she understands her clients’ goals in the future. Barbara recognizes that by knowing her clients expectations and where they would like to be in the next two to five years, she is better able to take the appropriate actions on their case.

Alongside Barbara King, our Capital Region Divorce team is also equipped with the services of Senior Counsel Michael Belsky. Michael brings over two decades of experience to our clients and has devoted his entire career representing clients in the Capital Region. When speaking with clients regarding their divorce matter, Michael makes it a point to listen to their situation and educate them on how the court systems work and aims to put their emotions at ease. Mr. Belsky believes in being very up front with his clients and discussing what can sometimes be the hard facts of the case while describing to clients how he can work together with them to resolve their issues.

Whether you are thinking about the possibility of divorce or are already in the middle of one, you will attain greater peace of mind if you have reliable information about divorce law and the legal process. The Capital Region Divorce Attorneys at Tully Rinckey are readily available to handle your matter and fight to help you realize the legal outcome you desire. To schedule an initial consultation with a member from our experienced team, contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at (888) 529-4543 or info@tullylegal.com

How do I get a no-fault divorce?

New York was the last state in the Union to pass no fault divorce. That means that one party no longer has to prove their spouse did something wrong to end the marriage – what is commonly called “grounds.” Instead, one party may now simply claim the marriage has reached an “irretrievable breakdown” for a period of six months. However, the Court still cannot grant divorce unless the couple has also resolved all of their other issues of custody, support, asset distribution and division of debts.

What are “grounds”?

New York courts may grant a divorce based on allegations of either abandonment, or constructive abandonment, cruel and inhuman treatment, adultery, or imprisonment for a specified period of time. These grounds have to be proven just like in any other lawsuit.

What is “marital property”?

Marital property is any real or personal property acquired during the course of the marriage, and purchased with the couple’s funds. Inheritance, or property purchased with one of the party’s inheritance is generally considered separate property, not marital property.

Can I get alimony?

Marital property is any real or personal property acquired during the course of the marriage, and purchased with the couple’s funds. Inheritance, or property purchased with one of the party’s inheritance is generally considered separate property, not marital property.

How is child support calculated?

The amount of child support a person pays is governed by the Child Support Standards Act (also known as the CSSA). It is based on the number of children the couple have and their income. For example, if they have one child, support is 17% of the gross income minus FICA, or 6.45%. This is the basic support obligation for one child. In addition, extra costs such as daycare, out-of-pocket medical expenses, and summer camp are calculated on a pro rata share of the parties combined incomes. Certain exceptions apply to the CSSA that require a more in-depth explanation. Please contact our office to meet with an attorney to discuss these issues in further detail.

How long does it take to get divorced, and how much will it cost?

The amount of child support a person pays is governed by the Child Support Standards Act (also known as the CSSA). It is based on the number of children the couple have and their income. For example, if they have one child, support is 17% of the gross income minus FICA, or 6.45%. This is the basic support obligation for one child. In addition, extra costs such as daycare, out-of-pocket medical expenses, and summer camp are calculated on a pro rata share of the parties combined incomes. Certain exceptions apply to the CSSA that require a more in-depth explanation. Please contact our office to meet with an attorney to discuss these issues in further detail.

My child won’t let me see my grandchildren, is there anything I can do?

Grandparents can file petitions for visitation in Family Court if they are able to prove that they had a consistent relationship with their grandchildren, and that this contact was beneficial to the grandchildren.

What is the difference between joint and sole custody?

Grandparents can file petitions for visitation in Family Court if they are able to prove that they had a consistent relationship with their grandchildren, and that this contact was beneficial to the grandchildren.

The Capital Region Divorce Attorneys at Tully Rinckey are readily available to handle your matter and fight to help you realize the legal outcome you desire. To schedule an initial consultation with a member from our experienced team, contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at (888) 529-4543 or info@tullylegal.com

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