Brooklyn Family Law Attorneys Stand Up for Your Rights
Firm handles marital and parenting cases throughout the New York metro area
If you are going through a divorce or another family matter that requires legal counsel, you deserve representation from an experienced attorney who will vigorously protect your rights and interests. At Goldberg Sager & Associates in Brooklyn, we have helped clients achieve successful resolutions for more than 25 years. Attorney Karen Goldberg Sager is a respected leader in this field, serving on various professional committees relating to family law issues. Her background gives our clients an advantage when they are ending a marriage, handling a parental dispute or seeking advice on another type of important household matter in the five boroughs, Long Island or Westchester County.
Responsive lawyers provide comprehensive divorce guidance
Every divorce is different, but no matter what the circumstances are in your case, you can rely on us to give you knowledgeable advice, compassionate support and aggressive advocacy. To ensure you have the information you need to make important decisions, we explain legal issues such as:
- Filing — New York offers no-fault divorce if a marriage has irretrievably broken down for a period of at least six months or if the parties have lived under a legal separation agreement for one year or more. Traditional fault grounds such as adultery and abandonment still exist as well. If you are unsure about how to proceed, we can outline the relative benefits of each option.
- Legal separation — Couples might wish to live apart but remain legally married for many reasons, including religious beliefs or insurance concerns. Whatever your motivation might be, we will assist you in the filing of Actions for Separation and work on agreements to address custody, visitation and financial support. If the separation lasts at least a year, it can serve as the grounds for divorce.
- Property division — When possible, our firm negotiates to divide a couple’s property in a fair manner that averts unnecessary expense and aggravation. Should the case go before a judge, marital assets and debts are divided according to the principle of equitable distribution. This means that courts look at a variety of factors, including the earning ability of the parties and length of the marriage, to determine what is fair. The outcome is not necessarily an even split, however, so effective advocacy is very important in these determinations.
- Alimony — Known as maintenance under New York law, discussions of whether one former spouse should make payments to the other can be Our experienced lawyers advise clients on how the law applies to their situation and advocate for fairness in spousal support determinations both while the divorce is pending and after the marriage ends.
In any type of divorce action, don’t hesitate to get the help you need. Our multilingual staff assists people throughout the New York City area.
Thorough attorneys assist families throughout the adoption process
Welcoming a child into your home through adoption is a wonderful experience, but the process is long and complex. Whether you’re looking for a domestic or international placement, our firm guides you through the steps required by the state’s Office of Children and Family Services. In both open and closed adoptions, we assist with applications, supporting materials and preparing for the home study.
New York firm prepares effective prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
Our firm develops fair, authoritative prenuptial and postnuptial agreements so that clients who are getting married or who have already wed have a clear understanding about property division and alimony terms in the even their union ends in divorce. By fostering open communication and providing sound legal guidance, we strive to create an enforceable document even if you never need it.
Professional advocates work to establish fair child custody terms
New York judges make child custody decisions based on what they believe to be in the best interests of the child. This standard allows for a wide-ranging review of the young person’s physical, emotional, social and educational needs. Typically, our firm seeks to reach decisions on legal and residential custody through mutual agreement. If this is not possible, we present a comprehensive case in court.
Knowledgeable advisers assist with child support issues
When parents of minor children get divorced, both must contribute to the financial needs of their sons and daughters. Our firm can help you estimate what a noncustodial parent’s child support obligation might be based on each party’s income and other relevant factors such as health insurance costs. We also handle disputes that arise over the financial information provided as well as enforcement and modification actions.
Contact an accomplished New York City family lawyer for a free initial consultation
Located in Brooklyn, Goldberg Sager & Associates advises New York City residents on a full range of family law issues. Please call 718-514-9516 or contact us online to set up a free consultation.