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We Understand NY Family Law Like No Other

Marriage, in our opinion, is a union of two minds; and some critics say that it is an inherently flawed institution that leads to the coming together of two unequal human beings with different destinies that lead to the altar. It has survived over centuries and as human beings, do not know any better and have codified a set of laws to protect the rights of each partner involved. But when the couple heads for a split, the balance often tilts in the favor of one partner. And that’s where our expertise kicks in, wherein we ensure that either partner is not disadvantaged in any way owing to their situations.

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Quite often, both the man and wife begin to feel dejected and decide never to marry again. They begin thinking about the futility of man-woman relationships. We at Vangorodska Law Firm understand their concerns and help them close one chapter of their life peacefully and start a new life again with complete peace of mind. When cracks begin to appear in a relationship, shouting matches become common and all kinds of unjustified allegations are leveled against both partners. Our Manhattan family law attorneys advice against getting swayed by sentiments and suggest our clients to retain their calm as anger and frustration can make things worse for everyone.

It’s Not Going to be the Same As Before and Our New York Family Lawyers Understand That

This is a fact that you will have to come to terms with. Marriage as an institution often leads to upward social mobility and when the prospect of an imminent divorce stares you in the face, you as an individual will not be the same. Your identity is going to change and so will your status in the society. You are used to be called Mrs. XYZ, or wife of so and so. All that will change and you need to understand the fact that any relationship which breaks down affects both sides, especially marriage.

It’s not an easy time for your partner either fending off questions regarding the sudden disappearance of you and your kids from his life. His parents will also have a tough time answering questions about you and divorce will be an embarrassment for his entire family, no matter what pretense they keep that it does not affect them much. You will have to ensure that you make a dignified exit out of this relationship by taking responsibility for your actions as that will make you emerge stronger. You choose to enter this relationship and you will call it quits no matter who calls the shots in the relationship. Our NY divorce attorneys only understand this too well without judging you, and thus are able to chalk out the best course of action moving forward.

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Our NYC Divorce Attorneys Help You Have an Amicable Separation

Two people who have lived their lives together and have invested heavily in the relationship now find themselves on a collision course and its best to avoid a head-on collision as that will make things even messier. Our New York Family Law Attorneys advice against meeting your partner face-to-face or entertaining any kind of calls or emails as that makes the work tougher for attorneys who are working for your best interests in order to secure an amicable settlement.

The Kids: Child Custody and Child Support

Child custody has been a contentious issue, all across the globe and jurists have a tough time interpreting the law with respect to the circumstances that are presented before them.

  • Our team of child custody lawyers will ensure that you get the custody of your kids without delay and the law is followed both in letter and spirit. Your children may have a tough time understanding that their father/mother will no longer be with them; which is exactly why you need experienced child custody attorneys who can create the best environment possible for your child/children.
  • Being at a very impressionable age, they do not have the mental toughness to see the past ending to a new beginning. They would want to maintain the status quo at any cost and that’s where your patience and clear communication with your kids will come into the picture.
  • Our child custody attorneys are courtroom advocates for women and mother’s rights, father’s rights, grandparents’ rights and the minor child or children at the center of the dispute. Matters sometimes come to a head in child custody disputes as one parent has to be given orders of protection and show cause, where even parental kidnapping instances surface from time to time.

Asset Control and Equitable Distribution

This is another perplexing issue where expertise is needed and our teams of divorce lawyers. We will handle your martial property disputes, we will ensure that all real and personal property, retirement, business assets, investments, and even professional licenses are examined by the court for fair distribution. We will strongly defend any impropriety in the division of assets and prepare the ground for equitable distribution. Issues of asset control are hard and your future depends on it. But you can make it easy by choosing the right divorce attorneys who have a high success rate. What sets Vangorodska Law Firm apart from the rest is that we are available on the phone round the clock through our dedicated call center in case any mis-happening occurs to you at any time of the day.

Our Area of Expertise in New York’s Family Law

New York family law is remarkable in terms of the edicts codified in it and our attorneys have ample experience and knowledge in dealing with matters that breach of provisions enshrined in the law.

Moreover, our expertise extends to high net worth divorces, religious divorces, military divorces, same sex divorces, fault divorces, contested and uncontested divorces.
We have Brooklyn family lawyers who are experts at both collaborative divorces and mediation as well as those that are bound for the court-room. Our area of operation extends to Queens, Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Gay and Lesbian Marriages

Since the changes incorporated in the law in 2011, gay and lesbian marriages in a multicultural city like New York have received judicial sanction. We assist in preparing all the legal documents that would help grant benefits for legal and civil marriages of gay couples. Divorce is a probability in such marriages and our New York Family Attorneys work actively with the members of the lesbian and gay community to arrange for an amicable gay divorce.

Non Traditional Family Law in New York

It so happens that some religious communities often don’t submit their religious authority to the state, and hence these couples fail to have a civil marriage. As we have often seen before in such cases they need expert help in times of divorce. It becomes important to take these religious arbitrations to civil courts. Our team of NYC Divorce Attorneys ensure that women from such communities be it Jewish or Muslim receive their due and husbands bestow the rights that are due to them. We ensure that non-custodial parents contribute to the well-being and education of the children and a fair settlement is reached.

If you feel you or someone close to you is going through a marital discord, we’re more than happy to answer any and all of your queries. Contact Vangorodska Law Firm to disentangle from all divorce complications and have a clear path to go ahead. We also provide divorce and family services for men and for women. Google+

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