When a person is thinking about divorce, many times they have a lot of questions that need to be answered. This is especially the case in situations where the person has no experience with divorce, which happens more often than not. One of the things that people often say they want to avoid is having to go through a long, drawn out battle in court. This makes a divorce harder on everyone, especially if there are children involved.
There are ways to avoid going to court, through a collaborative divorce and methods of alternative dispute resolution. However, for those who do end up in court for whatever reason, the divorce will have to take place in the New York State Supreme Court. Couples who are getting divorced and have children together often wonder if their divorce can take place within New York State’s Family Court. This can easily get confusing for couples with children because some aspects of the divorce may have to take place in Family Court, but not the divorce itself.
For example, certain matters pertaining to the creation or modification of a parenting plan such as child support, child custody, visitation schedules, and more, can be handled in Family Court if need be. However, these matters can also be taken care of through methods of alternative dispute resolution. Those who get a collaborative divorce can work with a team of professionals that can help the couple create a parenting plan that serves the best interests of the child.
If you have questions about divorce or family law matters, contact an experienced attorney today.
If you need quality and compassionate legal services from an experienced collaborative divorce lawyer or the guidance from a seasoned mediator, contact Leslye M. Schlesinger today.