Suffolk County Divorce Lawyer
If you need legal assistance with divorce or any family law matter, our firm may be able to assist you. Attorney Lynn Poster-Zimmerman has been
practicing law since 1983 and has decades of experience as well as the skill and resources to apply to your family law issue. With offices located in Huntington, she provides outstanding legal services to clients throughout Long Island covering all issues pertaining to family law,
matrimonial law, and
mediation for issues pertaining to this field.
Family law issues, such as prenuptial agreements,
no-fault divorce, divorce, and other matters are very personal and often highly-charged subjects for those involved. Powerful and often counterproductive emotions and reactions, along with stress may cloud the judgment and goals of individuals going through these legal processes.
That is why you need an experienced and objective divorce lawyer who can wisely guide you through the experience connected with your family law matter or provide mediation services to facilitate the process. Because of her more than 29 years in the legal field, Attorney Poster-Zimmerman has become highly knowledgeable with all aspects of family law, matrimonial law and with the local court systems.
Providing Dedicated Help for Family Law Cases
The firm handles all types of family law issues for those that are fathers, mothers, husbands, wives,
grandparents and step-parents throughout New York. This includes cases related to divorce and all the topics that this addresses. Other areas of family law that the firm handles also include
adoption cases, determining
paternity and assistance in obtaining
orders of protection, also known as restraining orders.
From the early stages of a divorce to allegations of child abuse or neglect, a family may face a number of difficulties in the realm of family law. Making the decision to involve an attorney as early in the process as possible is one of the most important choices you will make. Preventative measures are particularly valuable in these cases, as taking the right approach from the onset of a case can help you save a substantial amount of time and money. It can also reduce the amount of stress you and your children may experience.
Understanding Child Custody and Child Support Issues
Decisions regarding temporary child support and maintenance, child custody and ongoing
child support, can be highly contentious and heavily debated between couples as these decisions will have a significant impact on each spouse's future. There is the decision of whether or not both parents want custody of the child, figuring out visitation rights and determining if a spouse needs to pay child support. If the case goes to litigation, the judge will determine custody based on the best interests of the child.
It is possible to obtain modifications to child support in the future if one parent undergoes a serious life change and gains or loses a significant amount of income. The court will also allow a child support modification if three years have passed since the last order was entered, modified or adjusted. It is vital that you have a compassionate legal advocate working with you through this time especially with issues related to your child. We understand that it can be difficult determining your child's future, but our firm is here to help.
Choosing a Legal Approach that is Right for You
Divorce and other family law cases may involve courtroom litigation or a collaborative approach through mediation. The firm provides experienced counsel in both of these realms. Choosing the approach that best aligns with a client's particular needs and goals is the first and most important step in family law issues.
In courtroom litigation, there can be many costly fees and the judge ultimately decides how your property should be divided, child support, custody, and
visitation rights. There is much less freedom and it will be up to the courts how your possessions will receive
equitable distribution. When couples cannot agree on a plan of action for their issues related to divorce, this is their best option.
A collaborative divorce approach will be taken whenever possible, as this often reduces the cost of the proceedings as well as the amount of stress that the family experiences. By pursuing this type of divorce, the couple is in complete control of how to divide up their assets and any child custody situations. The advantage is that they cannot fall prey to decisions that the court makes that they do not agree with.
The firm understands that many spouses would want to seek a divorce, but avoid doing so because they fear they will be unable to pay their attorney fees. The New York Courts often give lenience towards spouses who are economically disadvantaged. In some cases a judge may order the spouse with higher income to pay the counsel fees on behalf of the spouse that earns less. In some cases, one of the spouses may be required to pay
spousal support in order to help with everyday expenses. Regardless of your financial position, the firm stands ready and willing to go to court if needed to seek a positive case result.
Consult with a Qualified Legal Advocate
Regardless of the circumstances or nature of your family or matrimonial law matter, it is invaluable to have a skilled and knowledgeable family lawyer in your corner, protecting your rights and acting as your advocate throughout the legal process. Your selection of an attorney is an important one and may have a significant impact on the outcome of your legal issue.
It is strongly urged that you consult with a competent lawyer who is familiar with handling divorce cases to discuss the particulars of your situation. There is no substitute for an attorney who is well-known in the local courtrooms and has a reputation for excellent legal representation. You must involve a legal representative quickly so that they may begin handling the legal work necessary to resolve your case.
When you contact the Law Office of Lynn Poster-Zimmerman, PC to discuss your case, you will receive a straightforward analysis and honest answers to your most pressing questions. Your concerns will be addressed with professionalism and an attention to detail that will enable you to get applicable information that guides you in the right direction. Do not wait any longer to contact our office. Let us assist you with your situation.