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The Law Office of Juan Luciano is a premier divorce law firm practicing in Manhattan. Over the years of our practice in divorce and family law, our experience has further cemented the fact that the decision to end a marriage is never an easy one. Family law and divorce cases in NY are highly charged and have an emotional impact on everyone involved, no matter how amicable they are.

At The Law Office of Juan Luciano, our team of skilled divorce attorneys in New York understands that a divorce is often a personal, vulnerable, and painful time. And during it all, you are asked to make important decisions that will affect your family and your financial future. You don’t have to do this alone. As an experienced divorce lawyer in New York City, I can’t take away the pain, but I can help my clients make objective decisions to protect their family and their futures.

At The Law Office of Juan Luciano, a consultation with one of our skilled NY divorce attorneys about your divorce matters can help you understand how your choices will affect your case. Call us today at (212) 537 5859 or send us an email to get more info on how we can give you legal advice.

When you hire me as your NYC divorce attorney, you will get the benefit of 15 years of wins in NYC divorce cases. But, you’ll also get far more than that. You will get an attorney who is genuinely interested in helping you take back your life.

I am here to help you both minimize unnecessary conflict and to fight fiercely for your rights in a NY court. When you hire me as your attorney in NY, you will gain personal attention, and a thorough understanding of every aspect of your case, paired with genuine compassion for your situation. 

As top-rated New York City divorce lawyers, we are used to winning our cases. But I also strive to ensure that my clients walk out of their divorce process feeling like it was fair, their rights were fiercely protected, and most importantly that my clients know that in the end, everything will be okay.

You don’t have to do this alone. You will get through this, and I am here to help. Contact Juan Luciano Divorce Lawyer today at (212) 537 5859.

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We can help Minimize Unnecessary Conflict in Your Divorce

I have seen far too many cases where unnecessary conflict becomes counterproductive to both sides. While I believe in minimizing conflict, I also maintain a legally calculated approach that is best for my clients, their children, and their financial well-being.

By offering compassionate yet aggressive representation, I know how to walk that fine line between contention and a fine-tuned legal strategy that offers the greatest benefit to my clients. I bring a wealth of knowledge and years of trial experience to the table, representing clients in many complex family law cases over the years. To learn more about how we work, and our fees, contact our NYC law office today.

What A New York Divorce Attorney Offers

When you seek the guidance of an attorney, you are not typically in a state of mind to see beyond the moment.

My job, as your representative, is to be your legal advocate, champion your rights, and find that light at the end of the tunnel that you may not be able to see. Our practice areas include contested and uncontested dissolution of marriage, custody, alimony, and support, family law, high net worth divorce, and much more. 

Contested And Uncontested Divorce

Uncontested Divorce

Not all NYC divorces need to be contentious. If you and your spouse have agreed to end your marriage and you are in agreement on the division of property, alimony, and custody arrangements, you can file for an uncontested divorce in NYC.

There are many benefits to an uncontested divorce process, particularly in the way of open communication that will be necessary when property distribution, financial arrangements, and minors are involved. But even if your uncontested divorce starts as an amicable one, communication can often take an emotional and even hostile turn.

As an attorney experienced in negotiating uncontested divorce cases, I have enabled countless couples to get to a place where they can move past their differences by filing for an uncontested divorce. Whatever type of divorce you are considering,  contact The Law Office of Juan Luciano today to see how our team of NYC uncontested divorce attorneys can help (212) 537 5859.

Contested Divorce in NYC

Many times, an uncontested New York divorce is simply not possible. If you have found that after legal separation disputes arose over the division of assets, spousal maintenance, and custody, then a contested divorce may be the only option. This is when having experienced legal representation is crucial.

As an experienced NYC contested divorce attorney, I am accountable to you, the client. We are experienced in tough divorce cases and we may be able to help you through the complex divorce laws in NY.

Together, our attorneys and you will work as a team as we guide you in New York City’s divorce process. We will work diligently to prepare you for the future.  We will discuss the possibility of a collaborative divorce, a good option even in many contested divorce cases.

In most Manhattan divorce cases, I attempt to resolve any issues through careful negotiation, but as an experienced NYC family litigator, I am always prepared to take your case to court to ensure that your legal needs are met.

I am always prepared to take your case to court to ensure that your legal needs are met, to find out how we may be able to help, call Juan Luciano Law Firm for a consultation today at (212) 537 5859.

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Child Custody

Physical and Legal Factors in a Divorce

Child custody disputes are some of the most complex areas of family law in NYC and are often one of the places where legal battles between partners arise. That being said, no part of a divorce requires more care and attention than ensuring the best interests of the minors.

Each child custody scenario is unique. Multiple factors should be considered when determining the best arrangements for childcare after a divorce. Decisions must be made for both legal custody and physical child custody. An excellent Manhattan child custody lawyer understands the NY family law and has the compassion necessary to navigate these complex issues. Contact the law firm of Juan Luciano Divorce Attorneys today to see how we can help (212) 537 5859.

Physical custody and Divorce

In New York State, physical custody, or residential custody, determines where the children will reside and which parent has the responsibility for physical care and supervision.

There is joint physical custody and sole custody, the latter offering scheduled visitation to the noncustodial parent. It is the divorce attorney’s job to fight for their client’s rights to physical custody.

Legal custody

Legal custody in New York determines how the parents make important decisions concerning the kids regardless of where they live.

Joint legal custody requires that both parents make these decisions together whereas sole legal custody gives only one parent the right to make these decisions on behalf of the children.

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Custody cases are considered on an individual basis and courts will consider many factors. These include where each parent resides, the health of both parents, and their income.

Whenever children are concerned, I believe that a collaborative approach to custody is always better than one imposed by the court.

Having the representation of reputable child custody lawyers gives you the best opportunity to negotiate the safety and happiness of the children as well as the fair custodial rights of the parents.  To learn more about custody options in NYC,  contact Juan Luciano’s family law firm today at (212) 537 5859.

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To a noncustodial parent, the term “visitation” can feel daunting. As parents, most of us want an opportunity to not only spend valuable time with our children but also the opportunity to help raise and nurture them. This not only includes the noncustodial parent but also grandparents and non-biological parents.

I diligently assist my clients in the pursuit of fair visitation rights or the enforcement or modification of an existing agreement to ensure that their needs are met under their agreement.

There is no place when the skill of experienced New York City visitation rights attorneys is more critical than during custody negotiations and enforcement.

I take all legal steps necessary to ensure that your and your children’s rights are protected anytime custody issues arise.

Contact us today to make an appointment and discuss these issues and your divorce in depth during your consultation.

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Child Support

Child support is for the sole benefit of the children and should be considered thoughtfully with a careful eye toward the future. Experienced divorce lawyers are here to ensure that the rights of the child and the non-custodial parent are both protected. While child support will be mandated based on the income of each parent and their ability to care financially for their children, there can often be issues of financial transparency when it comes to a contentious divorce. And because these issues will impact parents until children become 18 years of age, there are often unforeseen changes in financial circumstances.

In the United States, these issues can become especially complicated in the cases of high net-worth divorce. As a seasoned NYC child support attorney, I understand the legal implications and intricacies surrounding the enforcement and modification of child support agreements. I strive to establish workable solutions in determining the best options for the children and aggressively represent clients when the need for enforcement or modification arises.  Contact the law firm of Juan Luciano Divorce Lawyer today to learn more at (212) 537 5859.

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Alimony Or Spousal Support

Navigating the issues of alimony or spousal support can be an emotionally touchy subject in any divorce. Spousal support is not a given and is determined on an individual basis with the court considering facts such as the length of the marriage, the income of both parties, contributions made to the marriage,  as well as other factors. Especially in high net-worth marriage dissolution, these issues can become complex very quickly.

With spousal support, payments may be designed as temporary or permanent but after the court determination, both parties must comply unless a modification is filed.

As experienced New York high net-worth divorce attorneys and advocates, we work tirelessly to protect your legal and financial interests before, during, and after a divorce.

Property Division

New York law allows for the equitable division of marital property. In an equitable distribution setting, the assets from the marriage will be divided among the couple in a way that the court sees fair. 

New York law allows property and debts to be divided equally between spouses under equitable distribution. A judge might instead award more assets to the spouse who is less well-off, or additional debts to someone with a higher-paying job.

In most cases, marital property will be divided during a divorce. Your home and income from the marriage are marital property. Personal possessions do not count. When dividing property, the court will take into account each spouse’s earning potential and whether a custodial parent needs to remain in the family home to take care of the children. The court will also consider the tax implication for each spouse.

Although spouses have the right to their separate property, which is property acquired before marriage or that was given as a gift or inheritance during the marriage, the court may divide the property of one spouse between the spouses if the court feels that justice demands it.

Speaking to an experienced divorce lawyer about property division in New York can help you understand your rights and responsibilities in the case. Divorce Attorney Juan Luciano is experienced in helping families and individuals for years when it comes to divorce and family law matters. Contact attorney Juan Luciano today to schedule a consultation.

Family Law Divorce Lawyers

The practice of family law can be extremely complex and often deals with highly emotional topics for both parties.

Although there are opportunities to “go it alone” in our system, what happens during this time can have many emotional and financial consequences years into the future.

For any family facing a crisis, retaining the right New York City family law attorney will have a significant impact on solutions both in the short term and long term. For guidance with complex family law matters in New York, call the law offices of Juan Luciano Divorce Lawyer today at (212) 537 5859.

You’re facing a divorce in NY. Now what? During an already emotionally fragile time, you now need to make big decisions about the rest of your life. Decisions about your future. Your children’s future. Your financial future.

You won’t be doing this alone. Of course, you’ll need the guidance of the best divorce attorney you can find. But where do you begin? And what do you look for?

Choosing the right NYC divorce lawyer is a personal matter. During one of the most wrenching times of your life, you want someone who is compassionate. Yet you want someone who will aggressively fight for you should it become necessary. You want someone who can see the big picture, even if you can’t right now.

NYC divorce attorneys and family attorneys are important to make sure you understand the full extent of your rights during the divorce. If you are looking for a skilled divorce or matrimonial attorney for your divorce, call the law office of Juan Luciano today at (212) 537-5859.

When looking for a family law attorney, personal recommendations are often the best place to begin. But you should always consider that, although these friends and family have gone through their own divorces, your situation is not their situation, and your needs are not their needs.

Although a good resource, recommendations should not be the only criteria you use to choose the right matrimonial lawyers for you. You will want to carefully meet and choose an attorney for your divorce on their own merit and how they fit with your circumstances and your needs.


If you want to make the process as amicable and agreeable as possible, you may want to consider mediation at the outset. Mediation is often the quickest and most cost-effective way to approach a divorce. This, of course, requires that you and your partner can find enough common ground to discuss and negotiate the terms of your divorce, your finances and child support, and child custody. Many times, there has been enough acrimony built up over time that mediation is simply not possible.

Hiring a New York City matrimonial law attorney who specializes in a collaborative approach to family law is the next consideration. A collaborative divorce lawyer’s main focus is to begin the negotiation process for the mutual benefit of each of the parties while preserving a relationship that can serve a future of family harmony, co-parenting and child support. Again, this will rely on some form of agreement and compromise but can alleviate the cost and animosity of litigation.

If neither party is ready to compromise, you may be looking at litigation. In this case, you will want an aggressive litigator who will be a strong advocate for you, your children, and your financial future.

So the question becomes: what kind of divorce is yours most likely to be? Once you know that, you can go forward to find the right divorce attorney based on those needs.

Juan Luciano is a divorce attorney who has a deep understanding of New York’s divorce process. His team of divorce professionals is skilled at handling New York divorce and may be able to help you understand your rights and responsibilities while also ensuring that your child receives the best possible benefits.

During your preliminary research of divorce lawyers, you want to choose two or three NY divorce attorneys with the background and attributes you’re looking for. Your personal references will come in handy but also cross-reference these with professional organizations that can offer referrals such as the American Bar Association or the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Request a few names of lawyers who devote their practice to matrimonial law.

You will want to make sure that the lawyer you choose is particularly experienced in matrimonial and family law. Although many firms practice multiple types of law, you’ll want an attorney for your divorce with a great deal of experience in this one area.

Keep in mind that you’ll also want to choose someone who is geographically close for your convenience as well as being familiar with the judges and other divorce lawyers in your area. Whether you are in Manhattan or the Bronx, your lawyer should be located conveniently to you and have knowledge about New York State family laws as well as that jurisdiction. As in life, it’s not always what you know but who you know. Divorce lawyers and family law are no different.

A phone interview is when you begin to get a feel for the fit between you and a potential family law attorney This will be a very personal relationship because you will be at your most vulnerable and sharing very personal information. You want to be able to trust the person you are sharing this with. And the nuts and bolts will be equally important.

Can you afford the lawyer? If the law firm has a high-powered reputation, will this lawyer truly be the one working on your dissolution or will he or she be handling parts of it off to associates and support staff? If so, you will eventually want to talk to those people as well. At what billable rate do these people get paid in comparison to the attorney’s rate? How responsive will they be to telephone calls?

Your attorney for divorce should have access to resources that will get you the best information and support for your situation. These can include certified divorce financial analysts, parenting experts, and forensic appraisers. You’ll want to ask how these experts will affect your overall legal costs. What other costs can you expect?

Although the divorce process is a legal transaction, it is also a financial and personal transaction. As your legal partner and advocate, your divorce attorney in NY is a part of that transaction. 

Attorney Juan Luciano’s legal team at his firm has been helping clients understand their rights during a divorce. They provide legal advice and legal representation for clients who are facing disputes over divorce matters. To get more info on how we can help with your case, call us today at (212) 537-5859 or send us an email through our online form.

Once you get beyond the phone call, you’ll want to get a good personal feel for the family law attorney you’re considering with an in-person interview. This is when you want to begin to trust your intuition.

Does this person make you feel comfortable? Is he or she patient with your questions? How much experience does he or she have, not only at the negotiating table but also in the courtroom? How familiar is he or she with the judges, and the other divorce lawyers?

Good family law attorneys in New York will have no qualms answering questions about their experience. He or she should be completely forthcoming about what your options are and what options are not available to you. And a good NY divorce attorney will also be forthcoming about how billable hours are calculated and whether your bill will be completely itemized and transparent.

Because it is a vulnerable time, many people feel insecure about asking a divorce attorney these important questions. It’s important to understand that this person will be holding your financial future and the future of your family in their hands. Make a list of specific questions you want to ask and make sure that you get answers to each.

Although it is an emotional time, emotions can be counterproductive when interviewing a potential divorce lawyer. You want to carefully and thoughtfully listen for anything that presents a red flag to you.

Is the lawyer self-involved and boastful? Does he or she speak disrespectfully about other divorce lawyers or divulge personal information about other clients’ divorces? Does he or she give you the time you deserve or are they fielding phone calls or interruptions by staff? Chances are, if you aren’t getting their full attention now, you won’t get it when you really need it.

The divorce law in New York City can be tough to navigate. This is why it is important to seek the help of a top rated divorce attorney for legal advice and legal representation.

Advertising for law firms is everywhere in New York City and it is important to note that a divorce attorney with a big advertising budget is not necessarily the one who will do the best job for you.

Billboards, bus stop advertising, and paid internet advertising just say that this attorney for divorce values the power of marketing. That may not have a direct correlation to their ability to represent your best interests. Conversely, if there is no website or ad presence at all or the law firm has a website that looks ancient, it can also be a red flag. Consider any family law advertising with a big grain of salt.

Family law attorneys are there to represent you to the best of their ability. But he or she is not there to be a therapist or assist you in taking revenge on your partner. Your attorney for your New York City divorce is there to support you in the matters of your divorce and family law: your financial support, child custody, child support issues, and the division of assets.

Once you choose your divorce attorney in NY carefully, you will then want to let them do their job. At some point, you’ll have to sit back and trust that you have made a good decision unless there are glaring indications that your decision was wrong. Keep in mind that each time you pick up the phone, it will equate to a billable line item on your monthly statement. Choose your need for communication carefully.

That being said, if you’ve been unhappy with the progress or the advice or guidance you’ve gotten, you‘ll want to cut your losses sooner rather than later and find a new divorce lawyer. If you allow this to go on for months or even years, it will make the divorce more difficult and costly than was necessary.

Especially when there are children involved, it is important to seek the legal advice of an experienced attorney for a New York divorce. Having the legal representation of a skilled attorney may be able to help you ensure that your resources are used well and you are able to get the best feedback available for your case. Call the Law Office of Juan Luciano today at (212) 537-5859 for more information about the divorce process in New York.

New York has multiple grounds for a divorce case. New York was the last state to adopt a No-Fault Divorce Ground in October 2010. It is possible that future divorce proceedings will include this ground. However, all other grounds remain available. These are grounds that can be used to divorce New York. They include: 

(1) cruelty and inhuman treatment, 

(2) abandonment by Plaintiff for one or two years, 

(3) confinement by the defendant for one or both years following the marriage

(4) adultery committed by Defendant voluntarily after the marriage 

(5) Living apart under a decree of judgment of separation; 

(6) living separately and apart according to written agreements of separation. 

(7) The relationship between the husband and the wife is irretrievably ended for at least six months. 

The No-Fault Ground for Divorce in New York State. This means that a divorce can only be granted if the courts or parties have resolved all issues. It is distinct from other New York State grounds of divorce. This requires the spouse to prove that they are divorcing. The final decision will then be made regarding all other issues, such as custody and economics.

New York City’s divorce process is never easy and finding the right attorney is difficult. During my 15 years practicing family law in the Bronx, Manhattan, and New York City, I have taken great care to understand my clients’ needs so I can work in their best interests while guiding them through an emotionally-charged time. If you need an experienced divorce attorney who takes the time to listen yet can aggressively represent you when it is called for, contact the NY law office of New York’s divorce attorney Juan Luciano for an initial consultation.

Although no one goes into a marriage with a divorce mindset, the current data leans heavily toward that unfortunate reality.

In the past, prenuptial agreements were most common in the realm of high net-worth marriages, but they are now used more frequently as partners come together later in life with assets and children from a previous marriage.  A postnuptial agreement will enable a couple to make these decisions concerning their assets and debts after the marriage has already taken place.

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are highly individualized and can be extremely beneficial when navigating the waters of a divorce. As experienced New York lawyers, we understand the legal nuances required in drafting a comprehensive prenup or postnup agreement with the appropriate requirements in place to stand up in a court of law, if necessary.

I pride myself on my unparalleled commitment and hands-on approach with my clients and I offer representation that ensures your financial and emotional success both today and into the future. We offer thoughtful and practical legal advice so you can get on with your life post-divorce.

Whether you are a high-net-worth couple or not, if you need the skill and experience of a family law attorney in NYC, call the Midtown offices of Juan Luciano Lawyers to schedule a consultation. When you rely on me and my team of professionals as your advocates, you are in good hands. If you are looking for a prenuptial agreements lawyer in New York, contact our law firm today at (212) 537 5859.

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Frequently Asked Questions

NYC divorce can come with its own set of challenges. From high-net-worth individuals to complex property division issues, there is no shortage of legal and financial implications for family law firms to deal with.

These are just a few questions that are particularly pertinent to individuals considering a divorce in New York.

Contact us at the offices of Juan Luciano, and we are happy to answer any other questions you may have.

On average, New York divorce law firms charge average total costs for divorce lawyers ranging from about $400 an hour. The total cost of a typical divorce in New York can range from $13,000 to $20,000. These costs may be lower in uncontested divorce cases. On average, New York divorce lawyers charge between $305 and $400 per hour.

Under New York’s equitable distribution laws, only a couple’s “marital property” will be divided during a divorce. This means that both the husband and the wife will get to keep any property that was brought into the marriage.  However, in reality, other factors may also play a part.  Divorce attorneys have the skills to help you understand New York divorce law and how it applies to your particular situation. If you found us on google thanks to a positive review, don’t leave our page without contacting us to schedule a consultation. Our goal is to help you secure a divorce as fast as possible while protecting your rights. 

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In New York, some uncontested divorces are resolved as quickly as six weeks. Other, more complex divorce law cases can take six months or more. Since New York State doesn’t have a waiting period, a divorce that both parties agree on takes roughly 3 months.

If you are looking for a Bronx divorce lawyer, a Westchester divorce lawyer, an Upper East Side divorce attorney. or a high-net-worth divorce attorney, contact us today.

We can help with divorce in Manhattan, Bronx, Westchester County, Upper East Side, and all other areas of New York City.

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