Family conflicts can lead to emotional distress for all involved. This is particularly true for couples who decide to divorce. Divorce is not just the end of a marriage. It also involves the division of marital assets, debts, and living quarters. Your future can be affected by the outcome of a divorce proceeding. There are so many factors at stake financially and personally, it is important to get the advice and guidance of a qualified divorce attorney who can protect your rights and advocate for your best interests. Juan Luciano Divorce Lawyer is a Brooklyn family law firm that specializes in both contested and uncontested divorce proceedings. We are dedicated to helping families in Brooklyn, New York, resolve their disputes quickly and economically so they can move on with their lives. Juan Luciano, a Brooklyn divorce lawyer, handles each case with the greatest sensitivity and respect. He focuses on creating customized strategies to meet the needs of each family. To speak with an experienced Brooklyn divorce attorney now, call (929) 566-7730.
When you are ready to end your marriage, you deserve both dignity and respect. Brooklyn divorce lawyers at the office of Juan Luciano can help you through this difficult time. We offer compassionate and honest advice. The process starts when you meet with lawyer Juan Luciano for a comprehensive consultation that will leave you feeling knowledgeable, aware, and ready to move forward on the path towards healing. We are committed to providing a safe and comfortable setting, flexible hours, and affordable rates for the services we provide.
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In New York, a divorce petition is filed by a married couple with the NYC family courts. Then, the court sends a process server who will deliver the divorce petition to the spouse. This gives the spouse an opportunity to respond. The court may change the process if the spouse doesn’t respond or refuses to reply. A NYC family court judge could grant a summary judgment in favor of the petitioner. This will allow the petitioner to obtain a divorce without the spouse who is not responding having any input in the proceedings.
People who are preparing to divorce often worry about the length of time it will take for the divorce proceedings to be finalized. New York does not have a state-mandated waiting period for a divorce decree to be finalized. The amount of time it takes to finish New York divorce proceedings depends entirely on whether there is a contested divorce. A divorce that is completely uncontested, where the couple has no children and shares little, could take as little as six weeks. For very complex divorces, the proceedings can take months to complete. A New York City divorce attorney can give you a rough estimate of the time it will take to get your divorce finalized. It is possible to speed up your divorce proceedings if you and your spouse are open to civil negotiations and collaboration. Your NYC family lawyer can help you explore mediation to speed up your divorce. It is our job to help you minimize conflict, and wherever route you take, it’s important to speak with an experienced divorce attorney first.
Custody and visitation are two of the most important and challenging questions in any divorce or legal separation. Which parent should the children live with? Will there be a primary caregiver or will both share equal time with the children? Will one parent decide on education and health issues? Or will both parents have to be involved in the decision-making process? When it comes to visitation, what are the rights of the father and what about the mother? How can I get custody of my children? Legal representation can help both the divorcing parties and children immensely in this emotionally difficult and complex process. A good child custody attorney will give you peace of mind and ensure that your rights are protected. Juan Luciano, a Brooklyn child custody lawyer, will help you resolve any issues related to custody or visitation proceedings.
Common custody questions during divorce include:
Will one parent be the primary caregiver or will both share equal time with the children?
Will one parent decide on education and health issues?
Or will both parties have to be involved in the decision-making process?
When it comes to visitation, what are the rights of the father and what about the mother?
Legal representation can help both the parents and children immensely in this emotionally difficult and complex process. A good child custody attorney will provide peace of mind and ensure that your parents’ rights are protected.
Juan Luciano, a Brooklyn child custody lawyer in New York City, will help you resolve any issues related to custody or visitation proceedings.
In New York, the term “child custody” refers to the right of a parent to make decisions for their child and/or care for them. A lot depends on what type of custody is granted.
New York courts will only give custody for children under 18 years of age, and only based on what they deem to be in the child’s best interests. To speak with one of experienced New York divorce attorneys at the Law Office of Juan Luciano, call now (929) 566-7730.
New York has two main types of child custody: legal custody and physical custody. If there is no custody order, the both legal and physical custody will be shared by both parents. A petition can be filed with the court to modify this arrangement. Often, an attorney will assist in this process.
Legal Custody gives a parent the power to make major decisions regarding the child’s education, religion, and medical care. Both can share the decision-making power regarding the child’s education if the court grants them joint custody. The former spouses would be expected to communicate and cooperate in cases of joint custody. Courts will usually try to maintain equal rights for divorcing spouses when it comes to custody. The court will consider the best interests and needs of the child first.
Physical custody, also known as residential custody, gives a parent the right and obligation to provide shelter for their child and make decisions regarding the day-to-day supervision of and care of the child. The former spouses can share physical custody. In this case, the parents can swap parenting time with their child according to a schedule and agreement. Alternatively, the court might give primary physical custody of the child to one party only. The custodial parent (also known as primary caretaker) will have physical custody for most of the time (more than 50%), and will be responsible for the majority (or all of) of the day. Visitation rights may be granted to the noncustodial parents.
Child custody issues can arise in divorce, annulment, separation proceedings, adoption and in the case of death, but most commonly arise in cases of a divorce.
Joint custody is awarded only if the court deems it to be in the child’s best interest. One party may be granted sole custody in some custody arrangements. This is the case if either party is deemed unfit or it is impossible to make joint decisions.
It is important to hire a qualified divorce attorney who can help you fight for your best interests in court. Although you will need to pay them fees and meet with them, you can allow your attorney to represent you in court so you can focus on the most important things – your loved ones. You will have more time for other matters outside the courthouse.
It is difficult to understand the legal system. This is why it is necessary for lawyers to undergo such lengthy processes to become licensed to practice law. It is difficult to understand the legal system and avoid making mistakes during a divorce.
Because a divorce lawyer is able to avoid emotions getting involved in court proceedings, they can keep them out of the courtroom. It is important to remember that most divorcing attorneys will not be representing themselves. This is because their abilities to present themselves in court are affected by the history and feelings they have with their ex-spouse.
It is still a good idea to retain an experienced, trusted Brooklyn divorce attorney. You can feel at ease knowing that someone is not only knowledgeable about the process but also has the experience and resources to help you win.
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Many people ask, what is the difference between contested and uncontested divorce?
The time required to finalize a contested or uncontested divorce is one of the most significant differences between the two.
Many uncontested divorces are quick. However, even a “quick” divorce in Brooklyn can still take a while, depending on other circumstances. An uncontested divorce doesn’t require discovery or a trial. This means that an uncontested divorce will cost less than a contested one. Uncontested and contested divorces also differ in that the outcome of a contested divorce can be appealed.
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