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Best NYC Divorce Lawyers

Divorce in the Big Apple: Your Guide to NYC Divorce Lawyers

You Deserve the Best Representation

Congratulations! You’re getting divorced in New York City. Okay, maybe “congratulations” isn’t the right sentiment here. Let’s be real – going through a divorce can be one of the most stressful, emotionally-draining experiences of your life. You may have heard horror stories from friends or seen dramatic divorces play out on TV. The anger, the heartbreak, the costly legal battles.It doesn’t have to be that way though. With the right NYC divorce lawyer by your side, the process can be much smoother. At Spodek Law Group, we’ve helped countless clients navigate the choppy waters of divorce while protecting their rights and interests every step of the way. Our seasoned attorneys have seen it all – from high-net-worth splits to complex child custody disputes.We understand this is an incredibly difficult time. That’s why we take a compassionate yet aggressive approach, truly listening to your needs while strategically advocating for the best possible outcome. Thinking about hiring a divorce lawyer in NYC? Here’s everything you need to know.

What Does a Divorce Attorney Do?

In New York, divorce is governed by state laws and handled through the Supreme Court system. The divorce process can quickly become complicated, with issues like asset division, spousal support, and child custody coming into play. That’s where an experienced NYC divorce lawyer comes in.At Spodek Law Group, our role is to:

  • Advise you on your rights and options for divorce under New York law
  • Assist in properly filing all required divorce paperwork
  • Negotiate a settlement covering asset division, support, custody, etc.
  • Litigate in court if a settlement cannot be reached
  • Ensure your divorce judgment is finalized correctly

Essentially, we manage the entire legal process so you can focus on moving forward with your life. From the initial consultation through finalizing your divorce decree, we’re with you every step.

“I was terrified about getting divorced, but Todd Spodek and his team made the process so much easier. They really listened and advocated for what was best for me and my kids.” – Former Client

Grounds for Divorce in NYC

In New York, there are several potential “grounds” or reasons that can be cited for divorce. The most common are:

  • Irretrievable Breakdown: This is a no-fault reason, meaning the marriage has broken down irretrievably for at least 6 months.
  • Cruel and Inhuman Treatment: This covers mental or physical cruelty that endangers your physical or mental well-being.
  • Abandonment: If your spouse left you for 1 year or more.
  • Imprisonment: If your spouse is imprisoned for 3+ years after the marriage.
  • Adultery: Extramarital sexual relations constitute adultery.

Our divorce attorneys will review your situation to determine the grounds that apply. In some cases, proving certain grounds like cruelty or adultery can impact how assets are divided. We ensure all grounds are properly established.

The Divorce Process in NYC

Every divorce is unique, but the general process follows these steps:

  1. Filing for Divorce: First, either spouse files a Summons and Complaint with the County Clerk to initiate the case.
  2. Serving Spouse: The filed paperwork must then be formally “served” to the other spouse.
  3. Responding to Summons: The served spouse has a window to respond by filing a Notice of Appearance and Demand for Complaint.
  4. Exchanging Financial Info: Both spouses must provide full financial disclosures, including tax returns, pay stubs, asset info, etc.
  5. Negotiating a Settlement: Attorneys from both sides will negotiate on issues like asset division, support, custody. If no settlement is reached…
  6. Divorce Trial: The case proceeds to trial where a judge will rule on all unresolved issues after hearing evidence.
  7. Finalizing Judgment: Once all issues are settled, the judge will issue a final divorce judgment officially terminating the marriage.

As you can see, there are many moving parts – which is why having an experienced NYC divorce lawyer is crucial. We handle all the paperwork, court appearances, negotiations, and litigation required to finalize your divorce as favorably and efficiently as possible.

Christine Twomey
Christine Twomey
Just had my Divorce case settled 2 months ago after having a horrible experience with another firm. I couldn’t be happier with Claire Banks and Elizabeth Garvey with their outstanding professionalism in doing so with Spodek Law Group. Any time I needed questions answered they were always prompt in doing so with all my uncertainties after 30 yrs of marriage.I feel from the bottom of my heart you will NOT be disappointed with either one. Thanks a million.
Brendan huisman
Brendan huisman
Alex Zhik contacted me almost immediately when I reached out to Spodek for a consultation and was able to effectively communicate the path forward/consequences of my legal issue. I immediately agreed to hire Alex for his services and did not regret my choice. He was able to cover my case in court (with 1 day notice) and not only was he able to push my case down, he carefully negotiated a dismissal of the charge altogether. I highly recommend Spodek, and more specifically, Alex Zhik for all of your legal issues. Thanks guys!
Guerline Menard
Guerline Menard
Thanks again Spodek law firm, particularly Esq Claire Banks who stood right there with us up to the finish line. Attached photos taken right outside of the court building and the smile on our faces represented victory, a breath of fresh air and satisfaction. We are very happy that this is over and we can move on with our lives. Thanks Spodek law 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙌🏼❤️
Keisha Parris
Keisha Parris
Believe every single review here about Alex Z!! From our initial consultation, it was evident that Alex possessed a profound understanding of criminal law and a fierce dedication to his clients rights. Throughout the entirety of my case, Alex exhibited unparalleled professionalism and unwavering commitment. What sets Alex apart is not only his legal expertise but also his genuine compassion for his clients. He took the time to thoroughly explain my case, alleviating any concerns I had along the way. His exact words were “I’m not worried about it”. His unwavering support and guidance were invaluable throughout the entire process. I am immensely grateful for Alex's exceptional legal representation and wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Alex Z is not just a lawyer; he is a beacon of hope for those navigating the complexities of the legal system. If you find yourself in need of a dedicated and competent legal advocate, look no further than Alex Z.
Taïko Beauty
Taïko Beauty
I don’t know where to start, I can write a novel about this firm, but one thing I will say is that having my best interest was their main priority since the beginning of my case which was back in Winter 2019. Miss Claire Banks, one of the best Attorneys in the firm represented me very well and was very professional, respectful, and truthful. Not once did she leave me in the dark, in fact she presented all options and routes that could possibly be considered for my case and she reinsured me that no matter what I decided to do, her and the team will have my back and that’s exactly what happened. Not only will I be liberated from this case, also, I will enjoy my freedom and continue to be a mother to my first born son and will have no restrictions with accomplishing my goals in life. Now that’s what I call victory!! I thank the Lord, My mother, Claire, and the Spodek team for standing by me and fighting with me. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have the opportunity to work with this team. I’m very satisfied, very pleased with their performance, their hard work, and their diligence. Thank you team!
Anthony Williams
Anthony Williams
Hey, how you guys doing? Good afternoon my name is Anthony Williams I just want to give a great shout out to the team of. Spodek law group. It is such a honor to use them and to use their assistance through this whole case from start to finish. They did everything that they said they was gonna do and if it ever comes down to it, if I ever have to use them again, hands-down they will be the first law office at the top of my list, thank you guys so much. It was a pleasure having you guys by my side so if you guys ever need them, do not hesitate to pick up the phone and give them a call.
Loveth Okpedo
Loveth Okpedo
Very professional, very transparent, over all a great experience
Bee L
Bee L
Amazing experience with Spodek! Very professional lawyers who take your case seriously. They treated me with respect, were always available, and answered any and all questions. They were able to help me very successfully and removed a huge stress. Highly recommend.
divesh patel
divesh patel
I can't recommend Alex Zhik and Spodek Law Firm highly enough for their exceptional legal representation and personal mentorship. From the moment I engaged their services in October 2022, Alex took the time to understand my case thoroughly and provided guidance every step of the way. Alex's dedication to my case went above and beyond my expectations. His expertise, attention to detail, and commitment to achieving the best possible outcome were evident throughout the entire process. He took the time to mentor me, ensuring I understood the legal complexities involved to make informed decisions. Alex is the kind of guy you would want to have a beer with and has made a meaningful impact on me. I also want to acknowledge Todd Spodek, the leader of the firm, who played a crucial role in my case. His leadership and support bolstered the efforts of Alex, and his involvement highlighted the firm's commitment to excellence. Thanks to Alex Zhik and Todd Spodek, I achieved the outcome I desired, and I am incredibly grateful for their professionalism, expertise, and genuine care. If you're in need of legal representation, look no further than this outstanding team.

How Much Does a Divorce Lawyer Cost in NYC?

One of the first questions our clients ask is “How much will this cost?” The truth is, divorce can get very expensive in New York City, especially if the case ends up going to trial.Most NYC divorce lawyers bill by the hour, with rates ranging from $300 on the low end to over $1,000 per hour for top firms. At Spodek Law Group, our hourly rates are very competitive compared to other high-quality NYC divorce attorneys.

“I was worried about how much a good divorce lawyer would cost in the city. But Spodek Law Group was upfront about their affordable rates from the start.” – Satisfied Client

The total cost depends on the complexity of your case. If it’s an uncontested divorce with few assets and no kids, it may only cost a few thousand dollars. High net-worth divorces with businesses, investment properties, and other complex assets can easily run into the six-figures.We understand cost is a major concern, which is why we’re upfront about our rates and offer flexible payment plans. During your free consultation, we’ll provide a transparent estimate so you know exactly what to expect.

Choosing the Right NYC Divorce Lawyer

Not all divorce attorneys are created equal. You want a lawyer who not only knows New York divorce law inside and out, but who also has specific experience handling cases like yours.At Spodek Law Group, our divorce team has represented clients in every type of divorce case imaginable, from the most straightforward to the highly complex:

  • High Net Worth Divorces: We routinely handle divorces involving multi-million dollar estates, business assets, investment properties, and more.
  • High-Conflict Divorces: If your divorce is particularly acrimonious, you need attorneys who are skilled litigators ready to aggressively protect your interests.
  • Divorces Involving Children: Child custody and support are often the most contentious issues. We prioritize protecting your parent-child relationships.
  • Same-Sex Divorces: LGBTQ+ couples face unique issues in divorce that require an attorney with specific experience in this area.
  • Military Divorces: For military members and spouses, there are special laws and considerations that most civilian attorneys aren’t familiar with.
  • Grey Divorces: Ending a marriage later in life after decades together presents its own set of challenges when it comes to asset division, retirement accounts, etc.

No matter your situation, we have the specialized knowledge and firsthand experience to represent you effectively. During your free case evaluation, we’ll take the time to truly understand the specifics of your divorce to develop a personalized strategy.

Why Choose Spodek Law Group?

When it comes to navigating divorce in New York City, you need attorneys you can trust to have your back. At Spodek Law Group, our core values are what set us apart:

  • Unwavering Advocacy: From our initial consultation through finalizing your divorce decree, we fight tirelessly to protect your rights and best interests. Period.
  • Personalized Attention: You’re not just another case number. We take the time to understand your unique situation and tailor our approach accordingly.
  • Transparent Communication: We keep you informed and involved every step of the way, with no obscure legal jargon – just honest, clear guidance.
  • Comprehensive Services: Our full-service divorce team handles every aspect of your case from start to finish so you have a seamless experience.
  • Proven Results: With over 50 years of combined experience, our attorneys have an unparalleled record of success securing favorable divorce outcomes.

But don’t just take our word for it. Read the hundreds of positive reviews from clients who chose Spodek Law Group to represent them in their NYC divorce.

“I can’t say enough about how amazing Todd and his team were throughout my entire divorce process. They were professional, responsive, and got me an outcome I was very happy with.” – Former Client

Get Started with a Free Consultation

If you’re considering divorce in New York City, your first step should be scheduling a free, confidential consultation with the Spodek Law Group divorce team. We’ll listen to your situation, explain the process ahead, and lay out a path forward.Don’t try to navigate the NYC divorce process alone. With so much at stake, you need experienced legal representation to protect your rights and interests. Our divorce attorneys are here to be your fiercest advocates.

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