I represent clients seeking an end to their marriage through legal separation or divorce. In New York, in order to be granted a divorce, you no longer require “grounds.” Under the current law you need to claim “Irreconcilable Differences for a period of six months.” The divorce still focuses on an equitable distribution of property, spousal and child support, child custody and are the main issues to be negotiated in a divorce or separation agreement.

The decision to divorce can be emotionally-charged. Arguments often grow heated. Personal issues impair your ability to make practical decisions about your future.

It takes a skilled matrimonial lawyer to help you set emotions aside so that you can focus on making the right decisions. Pat provides individualized advice – someone who can help protect your interests.

THE EXPERIENCE TO EFFECTIVELY RESOLVE YOUR DIVORCE

Pat’s experience and legal knowledge gives her the know–how and skill to handle any divorce, including:

  • High-net worth divorces: Our firm represents individuals who have acquired significant assets during their marriage. These assets include marital homes, vacation and investment properties, closely held companies, investment portfolios, family businesses, intellectual property and high-value collections. Dividing and equitably distributing these valuable assets as part of a divorce can be complex, which is why you need an experienced lawyer by your side.
  • Same–sex divorces: Same-sex couples face unique challenges when considering both marriage and divorce. The challenges include understanding how new and evolving laws will be applied. We are here to help you navigate these unsettled waters.
  • Contested divorces: In a contested divorce, the parties disagree about some or all of the issues they face. They may disagree about child custody, visitation or parenting time, support payments or the division of property. It is critical to work with an experienced lawyer to protect your interests. At the Law Office of Patricia A. Sokolich, we will attempt to resolve many of these issues so you never have to go to court. But if you have to go to court, we have the skills and experience to effectively advocate for you.
  • Uncontested divorces: In uncontested divorces, couples generally agree on how their case should be settled. Guided by legal counsel, they work together to come to a satisfactory agreement. At the Law Offices of Patricia A. Sokolich, we provide practical guidance, protect your rights, and draft settlement agreements and all the legal papers necessary to secure your uncontested divorce.