Divorce

Divorce is not only a stressful process to go through, but far more complicated than simply ending a marriage. There are many issues, such as dealing with custody and alimony, that can make the process more difficult.
Understanding that you need to split property in a way that is fair, resolve all of the other issues in a divorce, and then move on with your life, the attorneys at DeValk, Power, Lair & Warner, P.C., work hard to resolve divorces as fairly and efficiently as possible. Our effective negotiation skills and powerful trial techniques allow us to serve as the strong advocates you need through all stages of a divorce.
Contact us today in order to schedule an initial consultation with a member of a legal team who has been serving the legal needs of Wayne County and the Finger Lakes Region for more than 50 years. Some of the topics that we frequently discuss with our clients who are considering or have already filed for divorce include:
 
• The difference between Contested & Uncontested Divorces
• Child Support
 
• Child Custody
• Visitation
• Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)
 
• Property Distribution
• Post-Divorce Modifications
• Retirement Benefits
 
In New York, there must be grounds for a divorce. We help you understand which of these apply to your situation and how they can affect the divorce process. Typical grounds for divorce are:
 
• Irreconcilable Differences
• Abandonment
 
• Having Lived Apart Pursuant to a Separation Agreement for More than 1 Year
 
• Spouse Has Been in Prison for Three Years or More
• Cruel and Inhuman Treatment
 
No matter what situation has led you to consider or file for divorce, it is vital that you have an experienced lawyer on your side!