Complex Issues of Divorce

Long Island Divorce Attorney

Divorce is a difficult process for anyone to undergo. It is emotionally challenging and is a complete disruption of life. The legal process that a couple must go through in order for a relational separation to become official and legal can be long and drawn out. Of course, some marital dissolutions will be quick and painless. An uncontested divorce is possible and some couples will be able to resolve everything through mediation. However, this is not a very common occurrence. A divorce can quickly become a very complicated situation. When you find yourself in this position, it is best to work with an attorney who is not afraid to handle the complex issues that can arise in dissolution.

Possible Difficulties

Few divorces fall in the category of an uncontested, simple divorce. Such a situation occurs when a couple is in complete agreement with every aspect of the division. Furthermore, there can be no children or dependents involved in the situation. The division agreements will include how property, assets, and debts are distributed between the two individuals. In many cases, these agreements cannot be reached without the aid of a judge.

Once children are added to the decision-making process, everything becomes much more complicated. Determining child custody, child support, and alimony can cause a number of difficulties. Whenever children are involved in a divorce, emotions run even higher and reaching a compromise can be next to impossible. When such complexities arise, though, you must keep in mind that the child is often the most damaged party in a divorce. You should work to protect their best interests no matter the cost. When you do this, you can be sure that the outcome will be for the best.

Another way a divorce can become even more complicated is if one of the parties involved is considered to be high net worth. In such a divorce, the level and amount of assets and liabilities involved increases dramatically. With so much money on the line, equitable distribution of resources becomes a serious issue. Often, the ability to split up an asset is not even possible at the time of the divorce. The process can become even more difficult and confusing if any of the following are involved:

  • Trusts
  • Investments
  • Inheritance
  • Pensions
  • Tax issues

Asset protection is a difficult job but can be done with a skillful and experienced attorney.

Our Long Island Divorce Lawyers Can Help

Divorce can be a complicated issue. The more factors that are entered into the equation, the more complex the situation becomes. Keeping everything straight and making sure that all parties involved are treated justly and appropriately can be a daunting task. If this is the position that you have found yourself in, it is best to work with a legal professional who has seen countless divorce cases and knows how to handle even the most difficult dissolution.

At Wisselman & Associates, we can handle any case, no matter the complexity. Our firm has been working with Long Island residents since 1976 and we are looking forward to working with you. No case is too small or too big for us to handle. We extend the utmost care and consideration in every case. You will not feel neglected or ignored when you work with us. In fact, you become a part of our ever-growing team. We are committed to aggressive yet respectful representation because we know that the situation you are in is highly emotional as well as imperative to your future. When you are ready to file for divorce, call our firm and we will walk you through the process step by step during a free case evaluation.