Matrimonial & Family Law
We understand the highly stressful and personal nature of our clients’ matrimonial and family law issues. At YK Law, our matrimonial and family law team delivers services with compassion while zealously advocating for the interests of our clients. Generally, our clients are dealing with the division of complex assets like businesses, professional practices, multiple pieces of real estate, and the sensitive matters involving child custody and visitation.
The firm has successfully handled many complex matrimonial and family court matters that involve highly contested issues of child custody, annulment, equitable distribution, child support, family offenses and the like. We represent our clients with an individualized approach as these highly emotionally charged and involved cases need attention and are not a one size fits all.
Handling your New York Divorce with Discretion
We know that many times the stigma of divorce can cause challenges including reputational damage for high-profile professionals, executives, entertainers, athletes, and business owners. When you work with the matrimonial and family lawyers at YK Law, you can rest assured your divorce will be handled with complete discretion by a select team of lawyers and paralegals. We do our best to keep your case moving smoothly and swiftly through the legal system and help you prepare public remarks should the media learn of your divorce. We do our work knowing you want to quickly move to the next stage of your life, with as little public recognition of your divorce as possible.
Our Child Custody and Visitation Approach
We know you treasure the time you have with your children and want the best for them physically, mentally, financially, and educationally. Our process involves understanding what is in the best interest of your child and how physical and legal custody of your child(ren) can provide the peace of mind knowing that you and your spouse have acted in the best interests of your kids.
Is Annulment an Option for You?
In New York, there are five grounds for annulment:
- If you were under the age of 18 when you married
- If you or your spouse did not consent to the marriage
- If the marriage could not be consummated
- If one member of the marriage was mentally ill for more than five years
- If marriage consent was gained under duress or fraudulently
Whereas a divorce dissolves the marriage, an annulment allows those with religious or cultural concerns to void the marriage as if it never happened. We are skilled at helping our clients weigh both options – divorce and annulment – and make the best decision for their unique situation.
Equitable Distribution of Your Assets
Because New York is an equitable distribution state, every effort is made to divide property equally between partners during divorce. There are many factors that go into equitable distribution including the assets you brought into the marriage, how long you were married, the probable financial future for each spouse, the liquidity of assets and whether assets include a business, professional practice, corporation, or other intellectual property or licensing agreements. Our matrimonial and divorce lawyers have a singular focus on helping you achieve what you deserve in assets you brought to the marriage, and those acquired throughout.
We take family offenses very seriously. Whether you have been a victim of disorderly conduct, stalking, harassment or assault, the team at YK Law can act quickly to secure your safety through Temporary Retraining Orders (TRO), Harassment Restraining Orders (HRO), and other orders for protection. If your situation warrants a Family Offense petition, we will make your case a top priority to ensure your safety and that of your children.