Woodmere Divorce Lawyers
Compassionate and Effective Representation
Do you need a family law attorney in Woodmere, NY? At Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, we are dedicated to giving our clients the best legal representation we can offer. Whether you are facing a volatile separation or a relatively peaceful divorce, an attorney from our firm is ready to give you the compassionate and knowledgeable legal guidance you need. During the termination of your marriage, you will probably have a lot of questions. Who gets the assets? Where will I live? What about child custody? These are legitimate questions with real answers. Every case is different, which is why our lawyers are willing to go the extra mile to answer your questions and give your case the personalized attention it needs.
Our firm is highly respected in the family law field. In fact, we have been called one of the largest matrimonial law firms in the area. Even still, our attorneys give each case the care and attention you'd find at a smaller firm. Four of our attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers®, a distinction held by only the top 5% of practicing attorneys in New York. We want to give clients the highest quality assistance we can offer by providing assertive and aggressive legal representation while maintaining a compassionate and respectful relationship with them. We proudly stand at the forefront of family law by meeting the specific needs of our clients and offering services that very few law firms can match. These services include customized strategies which continue to be a key component in the successful resolution of numerous litigation cases.
150 Years of Experience Working for You
At our firm, we understand that filing for a divorce is never easy; it may be difficult personally, emotionally, and financially. Your life - and the lives of individuals around you - may feel the effects of the termination of your marriage for years to come. Many times, a child custody battle is the most heartbreaking aspect of a divorce case.
If you have children, you will have to establish a child custody agreement between yourself and your former spouse. If you are facing a child custody battle, our lawyers at Wisselman, Harounian & Associates are ready to fight for your rights in court. In the end, the most important thing is keeping your child's best interest in mind - not the best interest of you or your spouse. For more information about child custody battles, call our office and schedule a free case evaluation.
Family law encompasses more than just divorce. If you are looking forward to marriage in the future, a lawyer from our firm can help you establish a prenuptial agreement between you and your future spouse. What is a prenuptial agreement? Generally speaking, a prenuptial agreement is a contract drawn up before marriage in which the couples determine how their finances and other assets will be divided in the event of a divorce.
Many couples are reticent to establish a prenuptial agreement because they are afraid that it anticipates divorce. Divorce is a reality. In the United States, many marriages end in divorce or separation; unmarried couples should not turn a blind eye to this possibility. Additionally, prenuptial agreements can help couples establish a sense of transparency, honesty, and clarity with each other, while maintaining a realistic preparedness for the future.
Family Law and Same-Sex Marriages
Since the Marriage Equality Act, the state of New York acknowledges same-sex marriages. At our firm, we are ready to help same-sex couples resolve any issue related to family law. Although New York considers same-sex marriages legal and legitimate, the United States federal government does not. This makes same-sex divorces more complicated than other areas of family law, which is why our attorneys at Wisselman, Harounian & Associates are ready to give your same-sex marriage or divorce matter the special care and attention it needs.
During a divorce, there are a variety of legal issues that need to be dealt with and our firm can help you make sure they are properly resolved. Since our beginning in 1976, our firm has handled thousands of cases involving all facets of family litigation - even domestic violence and child abduction cases. When a parent is denied child custody or visitation rights, they may react adversely and attempt to take the child with them. This is illegal. Parental child abduction is a real issue and our lawyers are ready to help you fight for the safety and security of your children. If you believe that your former spouse has taken your children illegally, call our firm immediately.
Other Cases We Handle
At Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, we are familiar with more than just divorce law. Our legal experience extends to business law, real estate, and estate planning, too. If you own a car, house, financial assets, bank account, or any personal belongings, you have an estate. Many people assume that estate planning is only for the wealthy or elderly. In reality, estate planning is for everyone. An attorney from our firm can give you peace of mind about your financial future by assisting you through the planning process.
The most common estate planning mistake made my individuals today is failing to have a plan. Don't let your property and assets be divided by the government when you die. Consult with a legal professional from our firm to make sure that your estate is settled the way you want it to be. Whether you want to establish a living trust or write a will, our lawyers have the knowledge and understanding to help you make sure that all of your affairs are in order so your loved ones will be taken care of in the event of your death.