QUEENS FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY
Nothing is more dear than your family, so when problems arise having the right legal and emotional support is crucial. It’s impossible to put aside the strong feelings that arise when a marriage is on the rocks, especially when children are involved. The best family law attorneys in Queens understand your financial and personal needs and guide you towards a legal strategy that’s best meets your needs. Unfortunately, most divorcing couples have little money to spare and what they do have often ends up in the hands of their attorneys. This can leave middle class families impoverished and this outcome can be especially hard on parents who left the workforce or reduced their career expectations to care for children. Queens family law attorney Wittenstein & Wittenstein is different – we’ll empower you to make the right decisions for your family without breaking the bank.
Queens Family Law Attorney
Wittenstein & Wittenstein is a full service Queens family law attorney. These are some of the issues we handle:
Prenuptial and Post Nuptial Agreements
Negotiation, Mediation and Litigation
Don’t wait until your situation spirals out of control to get legal help. The sooner you start planning for your divorce, the more options you’ll have for a positive outcome. Call 718-261-8114 for a free consultation to discuss how we can help you resolve your family law matter.
New York Divorce Law Can Be Hard On Caregiving Parents
If you believe your marriage is deteriorating, it’s wise to get legal advice as soon as possible so that you can plan how to support yourself financially before making a move. The laws surrounding dissolution of marriage have changed substantially in the last twenty years, so it’s important to be awate of your rights and obligations in today’s legal climate. For example, even if you’ve given up or substantially reduced your career to care for children, you are unlikely to be able to collect alimony long term. Today, alimony is called “maintenance” and it is intended to be “rehabilitative,” which means that you’ll be expected to be looking for work or training for employment even if your children are still young. It’s also important to know that if your spouse is self-employed, it will be difficult to prove how much income they have, so you might not be able to get child support right away. That’s why it’s important to hire a Queens family law attorney that listens carefully to your concerns and can carefully craft solutions.
Flat Fees That Don’t Break The Bank
The traditional approach to hiring a divorce attorney is to put down a retainer for $3,000, $5,000 or $10,000 without any restrictions about how those funds are utilized. The next thing you know it’s been used up and you’re being asked to come up with another huge hunk of cash or to sign on to a payment plan that’s more than your monthly rent or mortgage payment! Most Queens divorce attorneys will bill you for every telephone and email, every minute spent writing a letter or legal pleading even if the work accomplishes nothing to move your case forward. That’s why ethical attorneys are moving towards a better way of charging clients for their services. At Wittenstein & Wittenstein, we offer flat fees for the services we provide and are transparent about exactly what’s included with the package your purchase. For example, an initial negotiation package will include trying to settle your case for a period of time and there will no additional charges for phone calls, emails or letters. A new strategy will be discussed at the end of that period with transparent pricing for litigation, motions and other legal services during your representation.
Don’t Throw Good Money After Bad
The worst way to handle a divorce against a tough adversary is to keep throwing good money after bad. For example, if your spouse is self-employed and hiding income, making a motion to obtain his financial information and serving subpoenas on his banks and accountants should be done sooner rather than later. Motions are expensive, but are sometimes necessary to get your spouse’s attention – wasting endless hours trying to negotiate with an adversary that doesn’t want to offer a fair settlement isn’t a wise use of your resources. When you hire a Queens family law attorney that knows how to properly plan the budget and strategy for your case, you’ll get the biggest bang for the buck.
Queens Family Law Attorney
At Wittenstein & Wittenstein we offer a free consultation to discuss how we can help you protect your children and your assets. Call 718-261-8114 for a free consultation.