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Best NYC Divorce Lawyers

Going through a divorce is never easy. The emotional toll, financial uncertainty, and legal complexities can feel overwhelming. But you don’t have to face this challenging time alone. At Spodek Law Group, our experienced NYC divorce lawyers are here to guide you through every step of the process and fight for your best interests.

Why You Need a Skilled NYC Divorce Attorney

Let’s face it – divorce is COMPLICATED. Even if you and your soon-to-be ex are on relatively good terms, there are so many legal and financial issues to navigate. Without proper representation, you could end up making costly mistakes that impact you for years to come.Here’s why having an experienced NYC divorce lawyer in your corner is so crucial:

We Know the Law Inside and Out

New York divorce laws are complex and constantly evolving. Our attorneys stay up-to-date on all the latest legal developments so we can leverage them to your advantage. We know all the ins and outs of:

  • Equitable distribution of assets
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support and spousal maintenance calculations
  • Tax implications of divorce
  • Retirement account division
  • Business valuation in divorce

Don’t try to navigate this legal maze on your own. Let our expertise work for YOU.

We’ll Protect Your Financial Interests

Divorce can have major financial ramifications. Without skilled representation, you could end up getting the short end of the stick when it comes to property division, support payments, and more.Our NYC divorce lawyers will:

  • Ensure all marital assets are properly valued and accounted for
  • Negotiate for a fair division of property and debts
  • Fight for appropriate levels of child support and alimony
  • Protect your business interests and professional practice
  • Preserve your retirement savings and investments

We’ll work tirelessly to secure your financial future post-divorce.

We’ll Be Your Advocate and Support System

Going through a divorce is emotionally draining. You need someone in your corner who will fight for your rights while also providing compassionate support.Our attorneys will:

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.
  • Be a calm, steady presence during a turbulent time
  • Provide objective advice when emotions are running high
  • Handle stressful negotiations and court proceedings
  • Shield you from harassing behavior by your ex
  • Connect you with other professionals like therapists and financial advisors as needed

We’re more than just your lawyers – we’re your partners in navigating this difficult life transition.

Our Approach to NYC Divorce Cases

At Spodek Law Group, we take a strategic, personalized approach to every divorce case. Here’s how we’ll handle YOUR divorce:

1. In-Depth Consultation

We’ll start with a comprehensive consultation to understand your unique situation. We’ll discuss:

  • Your goals for the divorce
  • Your financial picture
  • Any children involved
  • Areas of potential conflict with your spouse
  • Your ideal timeline

This allows us to develop a tailored strategy aligned with your specific needs and priorities.

2. Thorough Case Preparation

Once retained, we’ll get to work building your case. This includes:

  • Gathering and organizing all relevant financial documents
  • Identifying and valuing all marital assets
  • Consulting with financial experts if needed
  • Researching applicable laws and precedents
  • Preparing necessary legal filings

We leave no stones unturned in preparing to advocate for you.

3. Skilled Negotiation

Whenever possible, we aim to reach fair settlements through negotiation. This can save you time, money, and stress compared to lengthy court battles.Our attorneys are master negotiators who will:

  • Clearly articulate your position and goals
  • Anticipate and counter opposing arguments
  • Seek creative win-win solutions
  • Know when to compromise and when to stand firm

We’ll fight hard for your interests while working towards an equitable resolution.

4. Aggressive Litigation When Needed

While we prefer to settle out of court when feasible, we’re always prepared to litigate aggressively if needed. If your spouse is being unreasonable or acting in bad faith, we won’t hesitate to take your case to trial.In the courtroom, we’ll:

  • Present compelling arguments and evidence
  • Cross-examine witnesses effectively
  • Object to improper testimony or evidence
  • Advocate passionately for your position

Our trial experience and courtroom skills are second to none.

Types of Divorce Cases We Handle

At Spodek Law Group, we have extensive experience handling all types of divorce cases in NYC, including:

High Net Worth Divorces

High asset divorces involve unique challenges like:

  • Complex property division
  • Business valuations
  • Executive compensation packages
  • Multiple real estate holdings
  • Offshore accounts

We have the financial acumen and resources to handle even the most complex high net worth cases.

Contested Divorces

When spouses can’t agree on key issues, the divorce becomes contested. We’ll fight hard to protect your interests regarding:

  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Spousal support/alimony
  • Property division
  • Debt allocation

Our goal is always to reach a fair settlement, but we’re fully prepared to litigate if needed.

Uncontested Divorces

If you and your spouse agree on all major issues, an uncontested divorce can save time and money. We’ll ensure all paperwork is completed properly and your rights are protected.

Same-Sex Divorces

While same-sex marriage is now legal nationwide, some unique issues can still arise in LGBTQ divorces. We’re well-versed in handling these cases sensitively and effectively.

Military Divorces

Divorces involving active duty military members have special considerations around deployment, benefits, and more. We understand the nuances of military divorces.

International Divorces

When spouses live in different countries or have international assets, divorces become very complex. We have experience navigating the intricacies of international divorce law.No matter how straightforward or complex your situation, our NYC divorce lawyers have the knowledge and experience to handle your case.

Frequently Asked Questions About NYC Divorce

We know you likely have lots of questions about the divorce process. Here are answers to some common queries:

Q: How long does a divorce take in NYC?

A: The timeline can vary greatly depending on whether the divorce is contested or uncontested. An uncontested divorce can potentially be finalized in as little as 3-6 months. A heavily contested divorce that goes to trial could take a year or more. Most cases fall somewhere in between.

Q: How is property divided in a New York divorce?

A: New York is an equitable distribution state, meaning marital property is divided fairly but not necessarily equally. Factors considered include each spouse’s income, assets, and contributions to the marriage.

Q: Will I have to pay alimony?

A: Alimony (called “maintenance” in NY) is not automatic. Whether it’s awarded depends on factors like the length of the marriage, each spouse’s earning capacity, and standard of living during the marriage.

Q: How is child custody determined?

A: New York courts base custody decisions on the best interests of the child. Factors considered include each parent’s ability to care for the child, the child’s relationship with each parent, and any history of domestic violence.

Q: Do I have to go to court for my divorce?

A: Not necessarily. If you and your spouse can reach an agreement on all issues, you may be able to avoid court entirely. Even in contested cases, most are settled through negotiation before trial.

Q: How much does a divorce cost in NYC?

A: Costs can vary widely depending on the complexity of your case and level of conflict. An uncontested divorce may cost a few thousand dollars, while a high-conflict litigated divorce could cost tens of thousands or more.Have more questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re always happy to provide more information about your specific situation.

Why Choose Spodek Law Group for Your NYC Divorce

When it comes to something as important as your divorce, you can’t afford to settle for less than the best representation. Here’s why Spodek Law Group should be your choice:

Decades of Experience

Our firm has been handling NYC divorces for over 50 years. We’ve seen it all and know how to navigate even the most complex cases.

Aggressive Advocacy

We fight relentlessly for our clients’ rights and interests. You can count on us to be strong advocates in negotiations and in the courtroom.

Personalized Attention

You’re not just a case number to us. We take the time to understand your unique needs and tailor our approach accordingly.

Proven Track Record

We have a long history of securing favorable outcomes for our clients, whether through negotiated settlements or courtroom victories.

Comprehensive Approach

We don’t just handle the legal aspects of divorce. We can connect you with financial advisors, therapists, and other professionals to support you holistically through this transition.

24/7 Availability

We know divorce issues don’t always happen during business hours. That’s why we’re available around the clock to address your concerns.Don’t trust your future to just any lawyer. Choose the experienced, dedicated team at Spodek Law Group to guide you through your NYC divorce.

Take the First Step Towards Your Fresh Start

We know contemplating divorce is overwhelming. But remember – this is also an opportunity for a fresh start and a brighter future.At Spodek Law Group, we’re here to help you seize that opportunity. Our skilled NYC divorce lawyers will fight tirelessly to protect your rights, secure your financial future, and help you move forward with confidence.Don’t face this challenging time alone. Let us put our experience, knowledge, and passion to work for YOU.Ready to take the first step? Call us today at 212-300-5196 to schedule a confidential consultation. We’ll review your situation, answer your questions, and help you understand your options moving forward.

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