Divorce/Matrimonial Law

It is an unfortunate but inevitable fact: Almost half of the marriages in the United States end in divorce. At the Law Offices of Nicholas P. Barone, we are familiar with all aspects of divorce and the impact it can have on you and your children. Contact us to gain an important confidante and legal advocate.

Because of his deep commitment to family and all it stands for, Mr. Barone wants to help as many people as possible find resolutions to their family law problems. We offer anyone considering divorce an initial consultation with our lawyer. Mr. Barone is more than just a White Plains, New York, divorce attorney; he considers himself a "counselor at law," devoted to finding the best possible solution to people's family law problems.

If, after listening carefully to your situation and needs, it becomes apparent that there is no alternative to divorce, Mr. Barone will offer the highest caliber of legal representation. He will fight hard for your rights throughout the divorce proceedings.

Why Our Clients Choose Our Firm To Represent Them In Divorce

In the past 20 years, Mr. Barone has become a top-quality New York divorce attorney. Our success is built upon the sincere desire to do what is right for the clients. This means providing the highest-caliber legal service at a reasonable price.

We will work to give you a complete understanding of your case. Our goal is to leave you with more than enough information to make decisions concerning your divorce. This puts you in control of your divorce.

Divorce does not have to be expensive, and it does not need to be adversarial. It must, however, be handled thoughtfully with thorough consideration of the factors involved. Mr. Barone is very successful negotiating divorce settlements for his clients, helping them avoid the stress and cost of litigation.

Mr. Barone is always accessible and responsive to his clients' needs. Should you retain our firm, you can rely on Mr. Barone to provide you with the guidance and legal support that you need when undergoing the trauma of divorce. Visit our Testimonials page to read the comments of just a few satisfied clients.

Legal Issues Associated With Divorce

In addition to understanding the emotional impact of divorce on the family, New York divorce attorney Nicholas P. Barone is thoroughly acquainted with all the relevant legal issues that will affect his clients both now and in the years to come. For example, under New York law, a couple who wishes to divorce must establish one of the recognized grounds for divorce, which include irretrievable breakdown of the marriage or "no-fault" divorce (if filed after Oct. 12, 2010), as well as cruel and inhumane treatment, imprisonment, abandonment, adultery and a contractual or court-issued separation agreement that has been in effect for more than one year.

Some of the other issues to consider when filing divorce papers include:

  • Income evaluation — How do you split a house in two? Evaluation of income and net worth as it pertains to distribution of marital assets.
  • Cohabitation and separation agreements — If living separately is not an option, a cohabitation agreement is often a good way to protect your interests. Separation agreements offer protection to parties while preparing for divorce.
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements — Even if there is an antenuptial or postnuptial agreement, it ought to be evaluated to determine whether it is valid and enforceable.
  • Child custody — If a child or children are involved, you will need to determine which parent has physical and legal custody, where will a child live, and which parent has the right to make significant life decisions relating to religion, education and medical care.
  • Child support — How will the shared responsibility and financial cost of raising a child be handled?
  • Spousal support — Should there be ongoing or temporary payments to the former spouse to support him or her? Also known as alimony or spousal maintenance, spousal support may be temporary or permanent.
  • Property division — A fair division of assets is often one of the most contentious aspects of divorce; determining what assets are part of the marital estate and determining how they should be divided are important decisions.
  • Visitation — How much parenting time should the noncustodial parent be entitled to?
  • Enforcement orders — Motions for enforcement and modification of court orders
  • Temporary support — Motions to secure proper support during pendency of divorce action

For more information, please see our Divorce FAQ.

Divorce Help In New York

Whether you face legal separation or marriage dissolution in the tri-state area, mediated divorce offers a quicker, less adversarial and money-saving way to resolve the important issues. We will guide you through the process where you, not a judge, make the decisions that affect your life moving forward.

Contact Us For Experienced Divorce Assistance

To file for divorce in Westchester County, New York, or the surrounding areas, contact our firm or call 914-288-6283 to arrange for a confidential consultation with a knowledgeable, caring divorce lawyer. From our White Plains, New York, offices, we also serve clients from The Bronx to Yonkers and nearby areas.