Madison County Family Law Attorney Handles All Your Family Legal Matters
Your full-service family law attorney
There is nothing scarier for most people than the prospect of losing the relationships and bonds with their children. Family conflicts are deeply personal and require an attorney that is sensitive to the needs of you and your children, yet tenacious about protecting your long-term interests. Family law Attorney Jeff DeRoberts of the DeRoberts Law Firm has been serving Madison County families for nearly 20 years. His goal is to bring fair resolutions as efficiently as possible so your family can transition smoothly and with as little emotional distress as possible.
Reliable legal representation through your divorce
A divorce is the legal separation of two people whose lives were once completely connected. In New York, each party is entitled to half of the marital estate. The marital estate is defined as all of the assets that were obtained during the course of the marriage. The valuation of the assets is often one of the most highly contested aspects of any divorce. Mr. DeRoberts has the skill and knowledge necessary to make the most favorable asset valuation for your needs possible. Some of the other issues that often come up in Madison County contested divorces include:
- Spousal support/maintenance
- Property division
- Child support
- Child custody
- Enforcement of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
- Division of complex assets
- Paternity disputes
Child custody disputes in New York can be complex and require a savvy family lawyer
Child custody is often disputed between the parents when they are going through a divorce. To decide these matters, New York courts use what is known as the “best interests of the child standard.” This standard allows the judge to consider any important factors that they deem important and relevant in deciding how to award custody. The state generally favors having the parents share joint custody unless one of the parties is able to present convincing evidence supporting why one of the parents having a share of the custody would be detrimental to the child. A parent with full custody has the authority to make all of the decisions regarding the child without the consent of the other parent. If joint custody is granted, then both parents share equal decision making power for major life decisions like education, religion and medical treatment. We understand how important the bonds with your children mean to you, and we do everything we can to protect those bonds as your family transition into its new family dynamic. Don’t leave your child’s future to chance, trust attorney Jeff DeRoberts to stand by your side as your legal advocate.
Contact a Madison County family law attorney today for a free consultation
Legal issues involving your family are some of the most emotionally trying times you will ever face. Jeff DeRoberts and the DeRoberts Law Firm legal team is here to help you through your family’s legal disputes. We offer free initial consultations to answer your questions and address your concerns. To make an appointment, call us at 315-479-6445 or contact us online.
Family Law Attorney Since 1993
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