Frequently Asked Questions
At Amy Saltzman, P.C., our focus is divorce and family law matters. You may have many questions. We will provide you with complete and understandable answers so that you are fully informed of your options so you can make the best possible decisions for you and your family. Following are answers to questions we commonly hear.
I’m getting divorced. What are my options?
Every situation is unique, but there are several paths through the divorce process. Some couples are able to complete an uncontested divorce on their own. For others, mediation can be an inexpensive, less stressful method of resolving marital disputes. If you chose mediation, we will review the mediated agreement to make sure it will accomplish your goals.
How will divorce affect me financially?
Marriage is an economic and emotional partnership. Equitable distribution is the court’s approach to allocating the finances of the marital partnership through fair division of marital property. We will help guide you through this complex area of matrimonial law; including business valuations, determining nonmonetary spousal contributions and protecting your interests throughout the process. We will also advise and guide you on the issues of temporary and permanent spousal child support.
What should I expect from my divorce lawyer?
Commitment, attention, legal savvy and compassion. Client needs vary from individual to individual, and we are responsive and flexible. When the parties’ differences are irreconcilable, making negotiation ineffective, zealous advocacy is required to protect your interests.
In our initial consultation, we will listen to your concerns and goals, analyze your situation to help you understand the risks and benefits of each option for your specific circumstances, and strategize with you to determine the best path for meeting your goals and needs.
What if I have children?
We have extensive experience negotiating and litigating custody and support matters related to children, particularly children with special needs and in cases involving parental alienation. We can develop creative solutions to everyday problems, from parental access and decision-making issues to support for a child’s special needs or higher education. Children and their best interests come first in every case.