Bellmore Divorce Attorneys
Facing a legal family crisis is never easy. At Wisselman & Associates, we are whole-heartedly dedicated to helping people file for divorce and settle related legal matters in Bellmore and the surrounding areas. Since our beginning in 1976, or attorneys have accumulated more than 150 years of combined legal experienced helping clients just like you. Today, we are considered one of the largest family law firms on Long Island. With this reputation, we are focused on giving clients the aggressive and assertive legal representation they need while maintaining an attitude of respect, compassion, and understanding.
Firm founder Jerry Wisselman has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® - an honor held by only 5% of attorneys in the area. Our attorneys understand the psychological, emotional, and financial stress of dealing with divorce. This is why we keep your best interest in mind while representing your case. Each of our lawyers has a reputation for high-quality legal representation in all family law matters. If you need a skilled, experienced, and reliable attorney to help you understand visitation rights, parental alienation, or child support, call our firm today.
Cases We Handle
Our Bellmore divorce and family lawyers have an in-depth of legal matters related to matrimony, divorce, child support, custody, and more. Additionally, we provide services for unmarried persons who want to seek a prenuptial agreement before getting married.
Remember this: prenuptial agreements do not necessitate or anticipate divorce; they are simply a way to prepare for one possible future out of many. If you are considering a prenuptial agreement but aren't sure if you want one, feel free to call our office and speak with an attorney. We want to help you understand your legal circumstances so you can make an educated and well-informed decision about your future. To schedule a free case evaluation, contact our office anytime - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you decide that divorce is the best option for you future and the future of your family, our attorneys at Wisselman & Associates can help you settle any issues that may arise during the process. For example, you and your former spouse may have to think about property division. If you have children, a lawyer from our firm can help you reach a child custody agreement. We have handled tens of thousands of divorce-related cases.
Let us put our experience to work for you and call us today. Our lawyers are also experienced in parental alienation, equitable distribution, child abduction, and child support cases. Whether you are facing a relatively peaceful separation or a volatile divorce, one of our lawyers is ready to guide you through every step of the divorce process. Don't be intimidated by the tedious legal proceedings ahead - we can give you peace of mind and the legal help that you need.
Need help with a complex family law matter?
Some issues related to family law are more complicated than others. For instance, since the Marriage Equality Act, the state of New York acknowledges same-sex marriages as valid and legally binding. However, the United States federal government does not recognize them. Because of this, same-sex marriage and divorce issues may become significantly more complicated and tedious than different-sex marriages or divorces. At Wisselman & Associates, we are ready to give your case the care and one-on-one attention that it needs. Let us help you make sure that all of the legal issues related to your divorce are handled correctly and efficiently and speak with an attorney from our firm today.
Alternatives: Legal Separation and Mediation
Are you afraid of dragging your personal life into the courtroom? This is completely normal. If you don't want to discuss your divorce in front of a judge, you and your spouse should consider mediation instead of a court case. What is the difference? Court proceedings are public; mediation is private. If you decide to mediate your separation instead of take it into the courtroom, you can avoid the uncomfortable publicity of settling your case with a judge. Our firm is experienced in divorce mediation and can help you understand the ins and outs of the mediation process.
Sometimes, couples facing severe marital difficulties have reasons to live separately but legally maintain their partnership. If this describes your situation, speak with our firm about legal separation. We have helped couples negotiate legal separation so that they can remain legally married, but pursue separate lives. For example, if you are seeking a divorce but want to remain married for religious reasons, legal separation allows you to do so. Similarly, if you or your spouse is afraid of losing health benefits in a divorce, legal separation allow you to live apart and keep your benefits.
Other Areas of Practice: How We Can Help
At our firm, we are well-versed in more than just divorce and family litigation; we can help you with issues related to real estate, business litigation, and estate planning, too. You may think that estate planning is only for the wealthy, seriously ill, or elderly. In reality, estate planning is for everyone. If you own a car, house, have a bank account, or personal possession, you should seriously consider speaking with an attorney about planning your estate.
In the event of your death, what will happen to your assets? If you have a will, your property will enter probate and be distributed as you instructed in your estate plan. If you haven't planned your estate, your belongings will be disbursed according to New York state law. These laws may very well not distribute your belongings as you would prefer. At our firm, we are ready to help you understand the benefits of planning your estate so you can have peace of mind about the future.
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