If you have made the difficult decision to officially end your marriage then you will need the skillful and experienced legal services of The Law Offices of Michael J. Alber. Our team of attorneys have the skills and knowledge in all areas of matrimonial law. Our experience and prior cases in the area of divorce have led us to receive favorable outcomes for our clients. Our goal for our clients is to make this transition in your life as smooth and as stress-free as we can make it for you.
Some couples prefer to separate rather than obtain a divorce. A separation agreement is a legal process which is filed for by spouses at the county clerk’s office, and it in essence declares that the spouses are legally separated. It does not however put an end to the marriage, but does protect the rights and responsibilities of each spouse and protects those rights of each spouse while they are living separately. A separation agreement covers many things, including property distribution, spousal support, child custody, child visitation and child support.
Few Family Law matters have more at stake than those involving child custody. The outcome of a custody dispute can have a significant impact on the parents, the child, and the child’s future. At The Law Offices of Michael J. Alber, we provide representation in custody cases, and we understand how important it is for parents to have the ability to maintain a strong bond with their children. If you are trying to resolve a custody dispute with your former spouse, contact our offices right away at 631-462-6900 . We are here to work with your former spouse’s attorney in an effort to secure a favorable outcome to your case. If the opposition is being unreasonable and not willing to negotiate fair visitation rights of the children, we will fight aggressively on your behalf to protect the best interests of your child.
At The Law Offices of Michael J. Alber we firmly believe that having open communication with your ex-spouse’s attorney can and will achieve the optimum resolution to your legal issue. However, when the other attorney and/or your ex-spouse is unwilling to reach a reasonable conclusion, however, we are always ready to take aggressive action on our client’s behalf. We offer top representation at reasonable rates and are willing to work with our client’s so that they are fully satisfied. We care about helping you and we want to pursue the outcome you want and more importantly deserve.
In a divorce proceeding, not all the property held by the couple is equally divided between the two spouses. The process is actually significantly more complex. The state of New York is by law, an equitable distribution state. Equitable Distribution deals with the division of property. Unless a couple comes to their own agreement on the distribution of their property, a judge will decide how it should be divided based on what he deems to be equitable or fair.
Maintenance is also known as alimony or spousal support. Maintenance is money paid by one spouse to the other for a certain period of time after a legal separation or divorce, and can also be by way of interim relief pending final judgment. It is available for numerous types of relief including to help maintain the same standard of living the spouse had enjoyed during his or her marriage until that spouse is able to become financially independent.
Order of Protection
An experienced and knowledgeable law firm can help you obtain an order of protection if you have been the victim of domestic violence. You should not have to suffer from this abuse and injury any longer and The Law Offices of Michael J. Alber will fight and do whatever is needed to help protect you. By taking the legal recourse offered by New York courts, you can finally experience relief. A lawyer from our firm can help ensure that you properly apply for an order of protection and more importantly, that the order of protection be followed. The person you bring the order against may try to contest this. By having one of our experienced attorneys by your side, we can fight for the order of protection not to be lifted for any reason.