Frequently Asked Questions
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We know that divorce can be a highly confusing process for those who don't have legal experience in family law. During interviews with potential clients and even throughout the divorce process, we are asked many questions about the case, how it will proceed, the cost, the complications and more. We understand how frustrating it is to be in the dark about something with this much importance, so at our firm we make it our goal to always keep our clients informed about their case every step of the way. We have answered some of the most common questions we receive below for your convenience. If you need legal guidance, or would like to set up a consultation with our firm, please contact us right away to schedule an appointment! We offer free consultations and are available for evening appointments.
Do I really need an attorney if I’m getting a divorce?
Although it is certainly possible to file your own divorce, there are many confusing legal issues that need to be addressed. Especially if there are children involved, having a qualified Long Island divorce attorney is vital to being able to smoothly get through the procedure.
What is a contested divorce?
When you are unable to reach an agreement with your spouse on terms related to child custody,
property division or visitation, you will need to have a family law judge in family court assist with resolving the issue. This type of divorce will normally be more costly to settle and take longer as well.
What if I don’t want to contest the divorce?
Being able to agree on all the issues that will come up on your divorce is highly preferable to filing a contested divorce. This type of divorce is much quicker and can be done for a flat fee. However, it is important to be aware that there must be complete agreement on all points in order for this type of divorce to work.
How much child support can I expect after our divorce is final?
There are no set answers to this question. Each individual family has different financial and family situations. Depending on the circumstances of your spouse’s incomes, number of children, your own ability to provide for your children, all of these will affect the final outcome. With our free initial consultation, we can more carefully review your situation and provide you with more detailed answers.
Divorce Lawyer in Long Island
Our office looks forward to providing with answers to all of your family law questions. Please contact us today for your initial free consultation.
Contact a divorce attorney at
Jonathan E. Kroll & Associates, PLLC
to discuss your divorce options.