White Plains, NY Top Divorce Attorney

Our White Plains, NY divorce attorneys specialize in high net worth, complex divorces that involve significant assets, complex family dynamics, and spousal maintenance. Our attorneys all have over a decade of experience in New York divorce cases and know how to deliver proactive and effective litigation strategies. We understand the emotional burden that a divorce can bring to you and your family and are here to help.



Our office regularly represents clients with complex assets and family dynamics. We know how to guide our clients through their divorces with care and empathy. We are committed to treating each case with the individual attention it deserves. 




Considerations in a New York Divorce

New York divorces can quickly become complex. It is important that your attorney takes the following into consideration when handling your case:



Child Custody

New York takes the best interest of the child standard into consideration when determining the custody arrangements. The relationships that each parent has with the child will be evaluated. If the child is old enough, their opinion will also be taken into consideration. The health and ability of the parent to care for their child is also an important consideration.



Child Support

In a New York divorce, the calculation and enforcement of child support are based on a calculator set by the family court. The calculator will take the incomes of both parents into consideration, as well as the time the child spends with each parent.



Asset Division

New York is an equitable distribution state. This means that the division of your assets is not a straightforward 50/50 split. It is important to have a fair and accurate valuation of your assets. Your attorney should help you understand what property counts as marital and what property is separate.  The length of your marriage, the income of each spouse, and the age and health of each spouse are all important factors in determining asset division in New York.



Spousal Maintenance

A major financial aspect of New York Divorces is the determination of spousal maintenance. Similarly to asset division, the earning potential, or emplooyability, of each spouse will be considered.  Other important factors include the spending habits of the couple during their marriage, and the lifestyle they were accustomed to. While spousal maintenance is based on a calculator, a strong New York divorce attorney can help you arrange for a fair spousal maintenance award.



Grounds for a New York Divorce

New York State has legal requirements to file for a divorce. Your White Plains divorce attorney should understand the different types of qualifying circumstances for a divorce. In most cases, divorces in New York are “no-fault” divorces, meaning that there was an irretrievable breakdown in the marriage for 6 months or more. Our attorneys will discuss the residency requirements and evaluate if you legally qualify for a divorce during your initial consultation.



Why Choose Douglas Family Law Group?

Expertise in High Net-Worth Cases

High net-worth cases come with their own set of intricacies and demands. It’s not only about large sums of money or assets; it’s about understanding the layers of investments, business interests, property evaluations, and often, international considerations. Successfully navigating these cases requires a blend of financial acumen, strong legal maneuvering, and an appreciation for discretion. Our team has mastered their skills in these areas, ensuring that each case is managed with the attention to detail it warrants.



Personalized Approach

No two cases are identical. We believe strongly that every case should have a custom-tailored legal strategy to set them up for the most success. At Douglas Family Law Group, we believe in the importance of understanding our client’s unique situations and intricacies. This understanding allows us to craft a tailored approach for every individual we serve. From the initial consultation to the final resolution, our commitment is to ensure that our strategies are not just effective but also aligned with the personal and emotional nuances of each client’s journey. This personalized touch, combined with our steadfast dedication, sets us apart.



Local Knowledge

It is a good idea to get local legal experts when dealing with a White Plains divorce. A White Plains divorce attorney will be familiar with the local laws and courts. This can provide a significant advantage over other counsel options, which are not as familiar with White Plains divorce cases.



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