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Divorce

Team Zenir Umbrella

We help you through the difficult journey of divorce.

We know that many doubts arise and there is a lot of uncertainty form the
moment you start to think about this option.

We are here to listen to you, analyze your
particular case, and provide options and solutions to any issues that arise.

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BIG DECISIONS,
LONG ROAD

Making the decision to take the first step and legally separate from your partner is tremendously difficult, especially because there are so many aspects that need
to be addressed: finances, housing, children, geography; there are so many decisions to make and negotiations that will need to take place, involving psychological an

emotional upheaval.
 

From the moment you make that first decision through the completion of your case, it’s a long process. We can help you all along the road, and will be there for you from beginning to end. We know that there is nothing more exhausting than not having a clear path and
not knowing the consequences of our actions.

We will help you to find the best
road to a happy, content future.

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Grounds for divorce

In New York State there are two types of divorce; at-fault and no-fault. And within each there are "legally valid" reasons.

Learn More in our Videoblog Grounds of Divorce.

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Enforcing orders

Enforcing an order or changing an order is possible as long as a new order is established in writing that invalidates the previous one. It is important to note that a verbal agreement is not legally valid.

Learn More in our Videoblog Enforcing Orders.

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separate property

Separate Property refers to all those assets that you bring with you into the marriage. Within the marriage, there are 3 different forms of separate property.

Watch our Separate Property video on our Blog.

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spousal support

Spousal support, or Alimony, is the monetary payment given by one spouse to the other as ordered by the court in a
divorce.

 

This amount can be used for basic needs (rent, food, clothing), education, or to develop job skills, is dependent upon the income of both spouses and verifiable needs, and is the decision of the Court.

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separation agreements

It is a legal document that allows spouses to live separately without having to divorce, i.e., they remain legally married. It is a binding contract regarding all issues in a divorce. This document, once fully executed by both parties and notarized, will be filed with the County Clerk's office. Often Separation Agreements are for a set amount of time, and once the timeframe has passed (i.e. to remain in effect for five years), the parties can move forward with a divorce if they so choose.

Watch the videoblog Separation Agreements.

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mediations

Mediation is used before, during or after a divorce. It consists of a third party (lawyer) who will help those involved to reach agreements on important issues such as financial, property, child custody, spousal support, child support, among others. It is always better to reach an agreement than to have the judge decide for you.

Watch the videoblog Mediation.

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distribution of property

- Retirement Accounts
- Pension & Retirement Benefits
- Dividing business

 

 

 When a married couple is divorcing, there are laws governing certain assets. The parties are also free to come to a mutual settlement agreement between themselves, with the help of lawyers and the court, to decide how their assets and property will be divided.

Watch our video about Distribution Property.

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