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Navigating the Divorce Process

Divorce is a life-changing event, and one that should not be taken lightly or without the consultation of an experienced divorce attorney. There is much at stake during a divorce, and the outcome will likely shape your future for years to come. From asset division to child custody decisions, your divorce should be handled by a professional Long Island divorce attorney who will listen to your concerns and fight for your rights. Petroske Riezenman & Meyers, P.C. is here to help you through this trying time and will see to it that your best interests are strongly represented.

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New York law recognizes two types of property: marital and separate. Marital property includes virtually everything that was obtained during the duration of the marriage, such as real estate, cars, furniture, 401Ks, bank accounts, and more. Separate property includes each party’s personal property that they owned before the marriage. Separate property can become marital property in some cases. For example, if one spouse bought a condominium the year before the marriage, and during the 10-year-long marriage mortgage payments were being made, it becomes more complicated as at least part of that condominium becomes marital property. Furthermore, you need to be sure that your spouse has not hidden their assets by lying on their Statement of Net Worth–a sworn financial statement that details their income, expenses, assets, property, and debts, according to the New York Courts.


Alimony or Spousal Support / Maintenance

Alimony is now called either spousal support or maintenance. Spousal support is financial support given the to the spouse with a lower income and is usually awarded to help the lower earning spouse live the type of life that they grew accustomed to during the marriage. It is usually temporary but can exist indefinitely as well. Maintenance is a financial award that is given to provide for educational or vocational training purposes, temporary support to help get the other party back on their feet, or indefinite support until either of the parties dies.

Helping Families With Aspects of Divorce

Divorce is especially hard on married couples that have children. Custody and/or visitation rights must be determined, as well as child support if one parent becomes the sole custodial parent. We assist our clients with custody matters such as gathering evidence of their strong parenting qualities and showing the court that their emotional and physical support of their child is in the child’s best interests. We assist custodial and noncustodial parents with child support as well.

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When facing a divorce, child custody, or child support case, you deserve a lawyer who will listen to your concerns and take the time to explain your options, and who has the knowledge and experience to give you the best advice.

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Why Choose Petroske Riezenman & Meyers


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