Matrimonial Attorneys in NY.

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Child Custody
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Child Custody

New York courts have the power to determine custody of children and to award “access” or parenting time. Where and how and by whom will your child be raised?

Divorce
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Divorce

Divorce or spousal separation presents a myriad of concerns for the family, such as calculations of spousal maintenance, child support, and division of assets.

Private Client
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Private Client

At Maniatis & Dimopoulos, P.C., our private client practice is built upon trust, and years of it. Forged from experience at a large corporate law firm – hundreds of business transactions – and countless days in the courtroom

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Find Us in Westchester

Our office is located in Tuckahoe, at the center of Westchester.

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Friends and Colleagues: I am pleased to announce that Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP has formed a matrimonial practice group, and I have joined the firm as of counsel to lead the new group. I will continue to maintain my own practice while leading...
For many people, the holidays are a time to get together with extended family, share traditions, or perhaps even take a long-awaited vacation. At a time when most things in our lives are supposed to be happier and more joyful, some couples are facin...
A “bird's nest” co-parenting arrangement is one that is uniquely child-centered. It may work for some families, but certainly not for others. However, done correctly---it may be the least disruptive and financial sound decision parents can make for ...

Divorce & Matrimonial Attorneys Westchester

Divorce

We handle issues incident to the dissolution of the marital partnership, including valuation and distribution of all types of closely held and family businesses, professional licenses, degrees and practices, trusts and partnerships. We counsel our clients to explore reasonable settlement options, but when settlement cannot be reached, we develop a creative and effective litigation and trial strategy to enhance our client’s ability to achieve favorable results. Settlement is of course preferred, but when a fair settlement cannot be reached – most lawyers hesitate to try matrimonial cases. We don’t, and have successfully tried numerous cases. 

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Child Custody

New York courts have the power to determine custody of children and to award “access” or parenting time. Where and how and by whom will your child be raised? What will your role be in making decisions about your child’s future? These issues are decided “in the best interest of the child,” giving broad discretion to the Court, and, therefore, to parties seeking to settle these issues.

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Spousal Maintenance

The new Domestic Relations Law §236 (B) ( 5-a) provide drastic changes – that must be understood to achieve the best results. The prior law only provided guidelines and formulas for pre-divorce, or temporary maintenance awards. Now the law will apply the same 2 formulas to temporary maintenance and post-divorce maintenance awards.

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Prenuptial, Separation, & Postnuptial Agreements

Before or after the wedding, New York law allows a couple to enter into their own contract setting forth the financial terms of their marriage as they choose.
Parents with means often encourage their children to obtain a prenuptial agreement to protect future gifts from the family or interests in family businesses from being shared in the event of divorce.

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