Skilled Guidance Through The Divorce Process
Divorce is a big change for any family. However, a matrimonial dissolution does not have to be viewed as an end; rather, it can be seen as a new beginning. At Thorsen Law Offices, our attorneys are here to help guide you through the divorce process, one step at a time. We will take the time to listen to you describe your situation, help you identify your goals and determine the best way to help you start this new chapter in your life.
We Handle All Divorce-Related Issues
Our lawyers can help you resolve all aspects of your divorce case, including:
Division of property: New York requires property division agreements to be fair and equitable. It is important to keep in mind that “equitable” does not always mean the same thing as “equal.” We will help identify all assets which are subject to division, determine a proper value and ensure you receive your fair share.
Alimony: Also referred to as spousal support, alimony payments are designed to help one party remain financially sound as they navigate an unmarried life. These payments are often temporary in nature and may be awarded to either party, regardless of gender. Whether you are seeking spousal support or are being requested to make alimony payments, we can help assert and protect your interests.
Domestic violence: We are ready to help you protect yourself and your family from domestic violence that may be part of your divorce. New York offers various levels of protection for the abused, including extreme orders of protection to remove a firearm.
Help With Separation Agreements
Separation agreements are useful tools for couples who wish to live apart but who do not want to seek a divorce at this point in time. There are a number of different reasons why a divorce may not be immediately desirable, including retaining financial or health care benefits, or for religious reasons. Our attorneys can help with separation agreements.
Grounds For Divorce In New York
New York became the last state to enact no-fault divorce, meaning anyone can file for divorce for any reason, without a required separation period. Most divorce proceedings will be filed on no-fault grounds. However, one party may still assert grounds for divorce, such as in cases of abandonment or where the other party has engaged in adultery. Our attorneys can let you know which path is the right way forward for you.
Protecting Your Interests
We have extensive experience working as litigators and are always prepared to resolve your family law disputes in court. However, if you wish to use alternative means of dispute resolution to address your differences, we can also serve as your advocates in the collaborative law or mediation process.