Experienced and Compassionate Divorce Lawyers in Rochester, NY
Our attorneys have decades of experience practicing divorce law and navigating the court system in Rochester, NY. We have resolved numerous divorces, property settlements, and support claims that work for our clients and their former spouses as well. Our offices are conveniently located at 400 Linden Oaks, near St. John Fisher College and the Oak Hill Country Club.
If you seek a divorce, we’ll assess your marriage history and the needs of both parties to reach a successful outcome that works for everyone. We try to take the path of least resistance in getting our clients to the best possible position.
Understanding the Divorce Process in Rochester, NY
In New York, a no-fault divorce is possible if a marriage has irretrievably broken down, and the parties have lived apart for at least six months. Married couples who utilize a no-fault divorce must settle all financial support and property division issues before the divorce decree. Mediation is available during this process. If an agreement can’t be reached, an “at fault” divorce that may require court proceedings is the next step.
Depending on the complexity, a court proceeding can take one year or longer to complete. A settlement is possible at any time. We’ll keep you informed every step of the way and let you know if your options or potential outcomes change.
What to Expect After a Divorce
Spousal maintenance is often ordered or agreed-upon when one spouse has higher earnings than the other. The laws that determine the amount of support owed often involve complicated mathematical formulas and projections. Our lawyers are familiar with these laws and the factors that are taken into account. We’ll explain them to you to ensure you understand your range of possible maintenance outcomes. Often, after both parties understand potential maintenance outcomes, an acceptable settlement can be reached with informed consent.
The same is true for child support, which can be sought either as part of the divorce action or separately.
A motion to modify spousal maintenance or child support can be brought for “substantial change in circumstances” or, for child support, after three years from a prior court order. If you’re already living under a divorce decree that provides maintenance or child support, we can evaluate a potential change in circumstances to determine whether a court can amend the prior order.
Contact Our Rochester, NY Divorce Lawyers to Help You Today
Our compassionate Rochester, NY divorce lawyers can help you through this tough and challenging time. We’re available to proactively review your situation whether you’ve been served with divorce papers or even after a prior divorce proceeding has been finalized. Contact us regardless of where you are in the divorce process. We can seek to modify maintenance or child support arrangements and get you a favorable outcome. Your success and happiness are our top priorities.
Let our caring attorneys put their decades of experience to work for you.