Rochester Divorce Attorneys
While Family Law matters like adopting a child are a cause for celebration, many other areas of this field of the law cause our clients in Rochester a significant amount of emotional strain. Whether the issue at hand is the need for a temporary order of protection to keep you safe from a former intimate partner, Grandparent custody and visitation, or – most common of all – divorce, the Rochester Divorce Attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer are WNY’s experienced counsel in times when you need reliable, professional, and compassionate handling of your most personal matters.
Divorce in Rochester is an unfortunate reality for many couples, but it’s been the experience of our Rochester Divorce Attorneys that the process doesn’t have to be devastating, emotionally or financially. New York has moved in a direction that encourages couples to work through sometimes complex issues so that judges don’t have to, and at Friedman & Ranzenhofer, you can count on six decades of legal help to find a solution at the end of a marriage.
Divorce is never easy, but now that New York allows a no-fault divorce option, the need to prove grounds for divorce – which led to countless instances of fraud by couples seeking nothing more than to move on with their lives – is removed. You can attain a divorce with little more than attesting to the court that your marriage has become irretrievably broken. Assuming matters of division of property and custody can be worked out smoothly, divorce can be relatively fast and affordable.
New York is an Equitable Distribution state which means that assets and debts acquired during the marriage are to be distributed in a fair way between the parties, taking into account things like the length of the marriage, the income of the household and the individual’s, health, age, and future earning potential.
Our Rochester Divorce Attorneys sometimes meet with clients who are worried that a spouse might retaliate after being served, by canceling their health insurance policies or destroying assets. One of the first actions in a divorce is that the judge will issue a series of automatic orders that effectively preserve the status quo of the marriage as regards to health and life insurance, retirement accounts, property, financial instruments, and similar goods. If your spouse were to violate the automatic order, the court would take steps to both remedy the violation and punish your spouse. In addition our Rochester Divorce Attorneys seek immediate orders for temporary support when appropriate, so you are able to continue living your normal life.
No one gets married with the thought that they’ll one day divorce, and when that time arrives, the emotions you experience cover a broad spectrum. It’s a sad time, and often a contentious one. It’s also the best way for many people to get a new start on the life they’ve wanted to live. If your marriage is ending, it’s important that you protect your financial future.
All of our Rochester Divorce Attorneys have vast experience in legal areas such as real estate, contract, financial and criminal law – a breath of experience which provides our clients valuable insights on their family law rights, which in turn helps our Rochester Divorce Attorneys negotiate the best settlements on their behalf.
Our Rochester divorce attorneys are ready to help you navigate through any matter, including:
- Child Abuse
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Child Support Enforcement
- Dependency Proceedings
- Domestic Adoption
- Domestic Partnerships
- Domestic Violence Orders
- Family Court Proceedings
- Family Law
- Fertility and Surrogacy
- Foreign Adoption
- Foster Care
- Grandparent Custody & Visitation Rights
- Grandparent Rights
- Name Change
- Parental Rights
- Postnuptial Agreements
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Restraining Orders
The Rochester divorce attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer can help to protect you and your family’s interests from the moment you contact our firm. Our Rochester divorce attorneys have experience handling complicated divorces with significant assets at stake to the most simple. Our Rochester divorce attorneys will work with you to ensure that your concerns are met, and your goals are achieved.