Dedicated Lawyer Ready to Help You with All Types of Divorce in New York
Providing skilled advocacy in contested, uncontested and other forms of divorce
New York law offers a variety of divorce options, some of which can alleviate the stress and expense of going to court. At Goldberg Sager & Associates, we are experienced in all types of divorce proceedings and can provide you with effective representation.
No-fault divorce in New York
If you and your spouse can agree on all the terms of a divorce, you should file a no-fault divorce. This type of divorce is cheaper and less stressful because it does not involve any court appearances.
The grounds for a no-fault divorce in New York are either of the following:
- The couple has been legally separated for at least one year.
- The marriage has been irretrievably broken down for at least six months.
From our offices in Brooklyn, family lawyer Karen Goldberg Sager can guide you through the legal documents involved in dissolving your marriage. Many couples believe they are in full agreement only to meet with an attorney and discover that there are some issues still unresolved or unexplored.
The following issues are often the subject of disputes in a divorce:
- Dividing the marital estate
- Child custody and child visitation
- Child and spousal support
Our skilled divorce lawyer can help you reach an agreement in an uncontested divorce or can fight for your best interests in a contested divorce.
Contested divorce in New York
Contested divorces are those in which the spouses cannot agree on the many details involved in matters such as child custody, child support, equitable distribution (the division of marital assets) and spousal support. A contested divorce typically requires litigation — and a lawyer experienced in contentious court battles.
Brooklyn divorce lawyer Karen Goldberg Sager knows how to get her clients what they need in a contested divorce. After more than 25 years of helping thousands of individuals with divorce and family law matters, she is prepared to fight aggressively in court to protect the best interests of her clients.
However, most contested divorce cases end in negotiated settlements. Divorce lawyers owe it to their clients to find common ground rather than going through the expense and stress of a trial. The right attorney can work with a couple to arrive at a mutually acceptable divorce agreement. Of course, if a reasonable agreement cannot be reached, then we do not hesitate to take the case to court.
Collaborative divorce in New York
One method of obtaining an uncontested divorce is collaborative divorce, in which the parties and their attorneys enter a contract promising to devote their best efforts to reaching an acceptable settlement. This method of divorce is well-suited for couples with substantial property interests.
Mediated divorce in New York
Mediation is a cost-effective alternative in which the spouses hire a trained, neutral third party to help work out an agreement acceptable to both of them.
Divorce mediation vs. litigation
Although mediation can save you money, litigation may be unavoidable if there are sharp disagreements over property or parenting issues. We stand ready to litigate as needed.
High net worth divorce in New York
A high net worth divorce is one in which the couple owns liquid assets of more than $1 million. There are usually complex issues of property valuation and division that require expert testimony.
Same-sex divorce in New York
Although the general divorce laws apply, same-sex divorce often involves special issues, especially concerning parental rights.
Military divorce in New York
When one or both spouses are on active duty in the armed forces, federal laws may take precedence on such issues as distribution of military financial benefits.
International divorce in New York
Complex jurisdictional issues can arise when one spouse is not a U.S. citizen, which may affect property and parental rights.
Annulment in New York
An alternative to divorce is annulment. It requires proving that the marriage was legally invalid because one of the spouses was underage, was mentally incapable of consent or was coerced or fraudulently induced. If you qualify for an annulment, we can help you obtain it.
Legal separation in New York
If you aren’t ready to divorce, we can help you legally separate, leaving you the option of reconciling or divorcing at a later date.
Divorce for domestic violence victims
If your spouse puts your safety at risk, we will fight to get you the court-ordered protection from abuse you need, and a divorce that is fair to you.
Contact us for professional divorce guidance
At Goldberg Saber & Associates, our lawyers represent people in divorce matters throughout New York City and surrounding counties. Call us at 718-514-9516 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.