Divorce & Separation

Suffolk County Divorce Attorney

Guiding Long Island clients through divorce & separation

Divorce can be an overwhelming and emotional experience. One of the easiest ways to avoid a messy divorce is to work with an attorney who is efficient and aggressive. You want someone who will fight to protect your rights, but not unnecessarily create more problems for you in the long run. Divorces will rotate around key topics, including spousal maintenance, division of assets, child support, and child custody. Our firm handles these matters and more. Peter V. Mandi & Associates, Inc. effectively handles all divorce matters, including modifications, divorce when a business is involved, high net worth divorces, and military divorces. If you are interested in a legal separation, our firm can guide you through the matter and help you protect the benefits of marriage while dissolving the relationship. To schedule a consultation, contact Peter V. Mandi & Associates, Inc.

Contested Divorce

Divorce is a complicated and trying matter. A couple that cannot come to terms over issues may face a contested divorce. Divorce issues can easily lead to emotionally-driven court cases. When a couple can agree on issues outside of court, they may be able to resolve the matter quickly. Unfortunately, this is not always possible. Some couples find themselves in a heated court case over just one issue, even though the others are resolved and agreed to. Read More.

Divorce Process

When a couple cannot stay in a marriage and need to fully dissolve their relationship, they will turn to divorce. If a couple cannot come to terms through alternative dispute resolution, divorce can be a lengthy, complex ordeal. If you are facing divorce, it is important to have the right legal support to help you through these matters. Read More.

Spousal Maintenance

Alimony, formally referred to as spousal maintenance in New York, can be a deeply contested issue in a divorce. Generally speaking, alimony is the obligation of one spouse to support the other after a divorce. The goal is to help the dependent spouse remain financially stable and, if possible, become financially independent. A lot of factors go into determining one’s entitlement to support. Contested divorces can be based on spousal maintenance. Read More.

Division of Assets

Property distribution is a significant divorce topic. Understandably, people can become emotionally tied to their belongings. The thought of splitting assets can be overwhelming. Facing the prospect of losing one’s home can be too hard to bear. Parties can easily disagree on who deserves what assets, leading to a court case. When a court hears a case based on this topic, it will divide assets according to equitable distribution, which is not always evenly split. Read More.

Modifications

After a divorce or family law case is completed, a judge will pass down a decision that parties must adhere by. It is important that if you are issued an order, you fully cooperate. If you were to defy the court’s ruling, you could face serious repercussions, including being in contempt of court and even wage garnishing. Though judges try their best to make decisions that are fair and just, they cannot see into the future. They pass judgments according to the facts of the case. Read More.

Legal Separation

Legal separation is a way to alter your relationship with your spouse without legally ending your marriage. There are many reasons people choose to separate instead of divorce. For some, it is their religious or personal beliefs. For others, financial benefits motivate them to avoid divorce. Some use legal separation temporarily and resume their traditional marriage after a term of healing. Read More.

Divorce With a Business

Divorce is a complicated matter that is compounded by the presence of a business. Whether the spouses work together or not, a business can complicate a divorce. If a business is considered marital property, it may be addressed in a court case. Property deemed “marital” will be divided in a just and fair manner, called equitable distribution. It is important to note that even if one party worked solely with the business, it still may be marital property and the other spouse could be entitled to some of its value. Read More.

High Net Worth Divorce

High net worth individuals who get a divorce face a complex legal matter. Though divorce is complicated for most, the addition of substantial assets, money, possessions, and debts can make divorce an overwhelming ordeal. A high net worth divorce involves a couple whose combined finances and assets meet or exceed $1 million dollars. When facing such high stakes in a divorce, it is important to have an experienced, passionate, and effective attorney on your side. Read More.

Military Divorce

When a couple faces divorce and one party or both parties are in the military, the matter can be more complicated. Military members must address the same issues as civilians when divorcing. The difference lies in the rules that govern a military divorce over a regular couple. Because military personnel are often away serving our country, the federal government must provide considerations and augmentations of the laws that govern them at home.

Prenuptial Agreement

Marriage is a wonderful journey. As a couple prepares to exchange vows, they might not fully appreciate the vulnerability of their separate property. In many cases, spouses comingle their possessions and significant assets, making divorce a complicated process that can quickly turn to litigation. One of the ways that everyone can keep their separate property detached is through a prenuptial agreement. Read More.