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Divorce And Family Law Attorneys In The Bronx NY

Divorce And Family
Law In The Bronx

At The Law Offices of Diron Rutty, LLC, we understand that the divorce process can be stressful and traumatic for all of the parties involved, especially children. A divorce not only affects you and your family emotionally but financially as well. That is why our family lawyers take the time to skillfully and delicately handle your case and work with you to create a plan that can ultimately lead to a better financial and emotional outcome for you and your family.

Bronx Family Lawyer for Protecting Your Rights and Interests

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Rights and Interests

Before you and your spouse can officially get divorced, there are several issues you will need to resolve. You can resolve them through negotiation, mediation, or litigation. Our Bronx family lawyers are more than happy to help you and your partner work through these issues in whichever manner you agree on. We can offer whatever your situation requires, whether it’s aggressive representation or amicable cooperation.

Online Services In Uncontested Matrimonial Practice

Full Online Services In Uncontested
Matrimonial Practice

Our family lawyers offer an “unbundled legal service” for self-represented parties’ uncontested divorce matters in the state of New York. We offer legal forms bundled with legal advice for an affordable, fixed fee. This is an innovative approach to getting a New York divorce at the lowest possible cost.

To initiate a divorce, one spouse will file a summons and complaint for divorce, and then both spouses will come to an agreement that divides any property or responsibilities, including the custody of any children. Before filing for divorce, it is important to decide exactly what you want out of the divorce and include it in your complaint.

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Bronx Family Attorney for Property Division after Divorce

Property Division

A major concern that many people have about going through a divorce is what will happen to their property. At The Law Offices of Diron Rutty, our Bronx family lawyers are committed to helping our clients protect their interests in the distribution of assets and debts so that they are able to emerge from the divorce process financially healthy and stress-free.

In the state of New York, the court will divide marital property between spouses in a way that is equitable or fair if the couple is unable to come to an amicable agreement on their own. The court decides what is fair based on a set of factors. These factors show what each partner contributed to the marriage as well as what each spouse will need moving forward from the divorce.

If you and your partner can agree on who gets what assets on your own without a judge, our family lawyers are here to assist with the negotiation, mediation, or litigation process. If not, we can also represent you in court.

Asset Division

There are other assets that will need to be divided during a divorce that are not physical or cannot be easily split. These include things like marital debt, retirement assets, and more. When the division of assets cannot be agreed upon amicably, a judge will also determine what is fair while taking into consideration what each spouse contributed to the marriage and what each individual needs to move forward. The judge will consider aspects of the marriage, such as:

  • Each spouse’s income and property when they married
  • Each spouse’s income and property when they filed for divorce
  • The length of the marriage
  • Each spouse’s age
  • Each spouse’s health
  • The need for the parent with primary child custody to live in the family home
  • The pension, health insurance, and inheritance rights that either spouse will lose as a result of the divorce. The assets are valued as of the date of the divorce.
  • Whether or not the court has awarded alimony
  • And more

As you can see, there are many aspects that go into who gets what when it comes to divorce. Let our family lawyers at The Law Offices of Diron Rutty in the Bronx help make this trying time less stressful with representation, support, and guidance to get through it and move forward to a brighter future.

New York Family Lawyer for Alimony


Alimony, also referred to as “spousal support” or “spousal maintenance,” is a payment that one spouse makes to the other during or after a divorce.

The goal of the court in awarding alimony is to allow both spouses to live the same or similar lifestyles as they did while they were married. Sometimes, alimony is also used as a stepping stone for the spouse who needs additional education and/or job training before entering the workforce. The specific type, amount, and duration of spousal maintenance will depend on the specific facts within your case.

Types of Alimony

In New York, the court will determine the type of alimony in your case after they evaluate a variety of factors. The court will typically award one of the following types:

Temporary maintenance

With temporary maintenance, a spouse is paid during the divorce process and ends when the judge issues a final order of divorce or decides to create a more permanent reward. The court will calculate and determine the amount of temporary maintenance depending on a variety of factors within your case, and our family lawyers can assist with providing you support during this process.

Rehabilitative maintenance

Rehabilitative maintenance, on the other hand, is common after divorce. This is especially true if both spouses have a significant difference in income and job skills. The court will grant rehabilitative alimony in divorce cases where one spouse does not have the proper job skills or education to enter the workforce and support themselves to a similar level after the divorce. This type of maintenance is temporary and common in cases where one parent stepped out of the workforce in order to raise the family.

Permanent support

Permanent support consists of payments from one spouse to another after the court finalizes the divorce. The court will typically determine how long support will last based on a variety of factors, including the length of the marriage, the difference in income between spouses, and the health of each spouse.

For more information about the different types of alimony and how divorce proceedings work, give our experienced family lawyers in the Bronx a call at The Law Offices of Diron Rutty today.

Child Custody and Visitation

One of the most difficult aspects of a divorce is deciding who gets what type of custody of the child(ren). Whoever gets physical custody of a child, regardless if it is sole or joint legal custody, is legally responsible for the child’s care. There are two different types of custody, which are:

Sole custody

One parent has the authority to make decisions about the child’s upbringing and the non-custodial does not. There are exceptions in the case of medical emergencies and the custodial parent is unavailable.

Joint custody

Both parents (or other guardians) share the authority to make decisions about the child. With this type of custody, parents must communicate with each other well enough to keep each other informed about the child’s needs and work together to make decisions.

As for visitation, either parent, along with any siblings, half-siblings, and grandparents can ask for visitation. The court will determine whether or not visitation is in the child’s best interest. A parent is entitled to meaningful visitation with their child unless it is shown that it would be harmful.

Family Lawyer to file for child support in Bronx NY

Child Support

Child support is money that is paid by the noncustodial parent in order to pay for a child’s needs. This payment covers both general expenses as well as health care, child care, and other necessary expenses. The parent or caregiver who lives with the child more than half of the time can get child support from the other parent. If the child lives with each parent equally, a child support order can still be made.

In order to file for child support, a parent or caregiver will file a petition in family court or request child support in a divorce case while it is still open. Once again, the amount of child support that a spouse is legally responsible for paying is determined by a variety of factors within a divorce case.

Whether you are planning on going to court or making your own independent agreements about child support, it is important to work with a reliable family lawyer who can assist you through this process.

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Experienced Divorce and Family Lawyer In the Bronx

There are many different aspects that play into a divorce. It can be a bit overwhelming trying to figure it all out on your own. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Diron Rutty offer a new way of obtaining legal services when filing for an uncontested divorce in New York. We allow you to file your documents personally as well as drastically lower your legal fees.

By clicking our legal document, you can begin using our online questionnaires with the ability to save your answers and register to become a client of our caring firm of family lawyers. Upon payment and submission, our family lawyers prepare your documents, make any necessary changes so that your package is completed correctly, and then we notify you once your documents are ready along with additional legal advice and instructions.

Get the support and representation you deserve when going through a divorce case by contacting The Law Offices of Diron Rutty in the Bronx. Our divorce and family lawyers have years of experience to provide you with the skill and delicacy to handle your case so you can move forward.

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