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Anthony J. LoPresti, Attorney at Law has successfully represented numerous clients going through divorce and family disputes. Backed by a team of legal, financial, and real estate professionals, our Nassau County Lawyer goes above and beyond to achieve a successful outcome for our clients. In family law, we consider a case “successful” when our clients have received fair treatment from the court, feel they can put this incident behind them, and are prepared to move forward with their lives.

If you are looking for an attorney to help you navigate a divorce, child custody, child support, or spousal support, contact us today!

In these emotionally charged situations, our team offers sound, reasoned counsel that helps you stay focused on the ultimate goals. While we strive for fair outcomes, our Nassau County lawyer's priority is protecting our clients’ best interests. 

Divorce proceedings typically consist of several small battles over things that are trivial to the most important aspects of your situation. We help our clients define their goals and learn what’s important to them so we can provide them the aggressive and dedicated representation they need.

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Understanding the Different Types of Divorce

Divorce can be a complex and emotional process, and it's important to understand the different types of divorce available to you. Each type has its own benefits and considerations, and choosing the right approach can greatly impact the outcome of your case. At Law Offices Of Anthony J LoPresti, our experienced divorce attorneys in Garden City, NY can guide you through the various options and help you make informed decisions.

Here are a few common types of divorce:

  • Contested Divorce: In a contested divorce, the spouses cannot agree on one or more key issues, such as child custody, property division, or spousal support. This type of divorce often requires litigation and can be more time-consuming and costly.
  • Uncontested Divorce: An uncontested divorce occurs when both spouses agree on all major issues and can work together to reach a fair settlement. This type of divorce is typically faster, less expensive, and less adversarial.
  • Mediated Divorce: In a mediated divorce, a neutral third party, known as a mediator, helps the couple negotiate and reach agreements on various issues. Mediation can be a more collaborative and cooperative approach, allowing the couple to maintain more control over the outcome.
  • Collaborative Divorce: Collaborative divorce involves the spouses and their attorneys working together in a series of meetings to reach a mutually beneficial settlement. This approach focuses on open communication and problem-solving rather than litigation.

Our team is well-versed in all types of divorce and can help you determine the best approach for your unique situation. Contact Law Offices Of Anthony J LoPresti, attorney at law, today to schedule a consultation. We are dedicated to protecting your rights and achieving a fair resolution for you and your family.

Learn more about our firm and tell us about the details of your case during a free one-hour consultation. Call (516) 252-0223to arrange your appointment.

Local Support for Nassau County Families

At the Law Offices of Anthony J. LoPresti, we understand the unique challenges faced by families in Nassau County. Our deep connection to the community allows us to provide personalized legal services that address the specific needs of our clients. Whether you're dealing with a contentious divorce or navigating the complexities of child custody, our team is here to help you every step of the way.

We are familiar with the local resources and government entities that can play a crucial role in your case. For instance, the Nassau County Family Court and the Nassau County Department of Social Services are often involved in family law matters. While we do not partner with these entities, we understand their processes and can guide you through interactions with them.

One of the common pain points for families in Nassau County is the high cost of living, which can complicate financial matters during a divorce. Our team is adept at handling issues related to equitable distribution of assets, ensuring that you receive a fair share of marital property. We also understand the importance of maintaining stability for your children, and we work diligently to secure favorable child custody and support arrangements.

Living in Nassau County means dealing with the hustle and bustle of suburban life, and we know how stressful legal disputes can be on top of that. Our goal is to alleviate some of that stress by providing clear, compassionate, and effective legal counsel. We are committed to helping you achieve a resolution that allows you to move forward with confidence.

If you're facing a family law issue in Nassau County, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to provide the local support and legal expertise you need to protect your family's future.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is family law?

Family law is a legal practice area that focuses on issues related to family relationships, such as divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, and property division.

What does equitable distribution of assets mean?

Equitable distribution of assets refers to the process of dividing marital property and debts in a divorce in a fair and just manner. It does not necessarily mean an equal 50/50 split, but rather a division that takes into account various factors such as the length of the marriage, each spouse's financial contributions, and the needs of each party.

How is child custody determined?

Child custody is determined based on the best interests of the child. Factors considered include the child's relationship with each parent, each parent's ability to provide for the child's physical and emotional needs, the child's preference (if they are old enough), and any history of abuse or neglect.

What is a contested divorce?

A contested divorce is a divorce in which the spouses cannot reach an agreement on one or more key issues, such as child custody, property division, or spousal support. In a contested divorce, the court will make the final decisions on these issues after a trial or hearing.

What are hidden assets and hidden income?

Hidden assets and hidden income refer to assets or income that one spouse intentionally tries to conceal during divorce proceedings in order to avoid their inclusion in the property division or support calculations. Discovering hidden assets or income often requires the assistance of forensic accountants or other financial experts.

What is spousal support?

Spousal support, also known as alimony, is financial support paid by one spouse to the other after a divorce or separation. It is intended to help the recipient spouse maintain a similar standard of living to what they had during the marriage and to assist them in becoming financially independent.

What are the benefits of choosing an uncontested divorce?

Choosing an uncontested divorce offers several benefits, including a typically faster resolution, reduced legal costs, and a less adversarial process. In an uncontested divorce, both spouses agree on all major issues, allowing them to work together towards a fair settlement, which can lead to a more amicable post-divorce relationship, especially important when children are involved.

How can mediation help couples in Nassau County during a divorce?

Mediation can assist couples by providing a collaborative environment where a neutral third party, the mediator, facilitates negotiations between the spouses. This process encourages open communication and cooperation, allowing couples to reach agreements on various issues such as child custody and property division, while maintaining more control over the final outcome of their divorce.

Have Questions?

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  • What does a family lawyer do besides divorce?

    Divorce is the primary reason people seek out a lawyer, but professionals in this field can also handle adoption and guardianships, child custody disputes, child protection, asset distribution, draft pre and postnuptial agreements, and settle legal disputes between family members. Additionally, Anthony J. LoPresti works with experienced forensic accountants and can investigate the actual value of yours or your spouse’s assets and property.

  • What if I signed a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement?
    In many cases, having a marital contract prepared can make the divorce process much easier. However, depending on how long it’s been since you last revised your agreement, the terms set forth may no longer be tenable for your situation. It is possible to challenge the terms of a marital agreement at the time of divorce, but it is highly recommended you hire an attorney to do so. Likewise, you will want to hire a lawyer if your spouse is attempting to challenge a marital agreement you want to uphold.
  • My former partner has agreed to an uncontested divorce, do I still need an attorney?
    As mentioned above, it is always a good idea to have an experienced lawyer overseeing your case, even if both sides want to end things amicably. An uncontested divorce is one where both spouses want to get divorced and have agreed to fair distribution of assets, child custody, and other matters. The longer these cases go on, the more details begin to reveal themselves, and many couples find themselves arguing over things they never expected to. Having an attorney present can actually help maintain the civility of your divorce. Your lawyer can look at the situation without emotion and can help both sides find a reasonable solution.

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