As a New York City divorce lawyer, I have also practiced matrimonial law in New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx and I really marvel at the court system and at how much good has come of it
New York, NY (PRWEB) July 3, 2007
New York City divorce lawyer Lisa Beth Older, practicing divorce law in Manhattan and upstate New York for over twenty one (21) years, is offering a free divorce, custody equitable distribution and child support seminar on New York divorce law at her office at 1228 rt 212 Saugerties New York on July 10, 2007. Phone 845-246-0400 to reserve space.
The role of a professional New York divorce lawyer should contemplate the role one plays in the lives of people going through a New York state divorce "down the road" to ensure a positive force in the New York divorce process or the New York family court proceeding. As a New York City divorce lawyer and custody and child support lawyer I reflect upon my professional handling of divorce cases and family court cases in New York and ponder the fate of my clients, the fate of their children, and even the fate of the spouse on the other side of the spectrum.
New York matrimonial lawyers are duty bound to honestly and zealously represent the best interests of my client. However, the practice of divorce law in New York State is unique in that the court favors full voluntary financial disclosure and will always be guided by what solution can be had that best fosters the well being of the subject children. Sometimes this philosophy flies in the face of what the average citizen has come to understand and expect of their lawyer. A lawyer is duty bound to protect your confidences. However, in a divorce case, a New York divorce attorney may not hide your assets or income and may not prevent the other side from having an honest financial picture of the parties, and this often flies in the face of what the layperson comes to expect from a privileged attorney client relationship. If your client shares a secret you better believe that secret will not be revealed. However when it comes to the financial truth a New York divorce lawyer is an officer of the court and can not be used as a tool of subterfuge. Therefore, to avoid a costly and dastardly divorce a New York divorce litigant must come to appreciate that ultimately the truth will win out so they may as well be forthright about disclosing their income and assets. Failure to disclose assets is a fraud on the court, a fraud on the other spouse and will ultimately end up costing the martial estate more money "down the line". In other words, treat your New York divorce case like any other business deal and do not lie about the matter, the amount of money you make, or the assets that you have as this will only end up costing you and your children a price you just can not afford to pay.
Think about this for a moment...what you expect to financially secure for yourself by way of equitable distribution is not always in sync with what is in your best interests "down the line". If you want well adjusted children after the divorce judgment then think about how your actions will come to bear on their relationship with both spouses. Remember that as a general rule your children need both parents like the earth needs the sun and the moon.
Which begs the question, aren't all parties best serve by arriving at an equitable distribution award or a custody settlement of the financial issues so that more money is preserved for the children and less money is spent on the litigation process?
It is imperative to mention that how New York State divorce lawyers conduct themselves during the course of their representation of divorce clients has an enormous affect on the after life of the parties, the children and even on the court personnel.
What seems of imperative importance to you now in protecting your assets may not be as important to you twenty years down the road when measured against the happiness and well being of your children who have traveled the road of the divorce process right along with you . Thus, if both spouses approach the New York state divorce proceeding feeling as if they have compromised in the best interest of their children then the ultimately the children will benefit from such compromise.
"As a New York City divorce lawyer, I have also practiced matrimonial law in New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx and I really marvel at the court system and at how much good has come of it," says Lisa Beth Older. "While one see its flaws, I recognize that the justice system is only as good as the engaged participants. Many people unjustly complain about the way the court system works, especially when it comes to their own New York divorce. I see it differently. I see a system of justice that actually works if the clients are armed with the information they need to make good choices and are represented by professional New York divorce attorneys who see the bigger picture and are willing to assist in minimizing costs."
As an ethical New York divorce lawyer and New York City family court lawyer there are abuses in the justice system that can be prevented if only the clients were more knowledgeable about the way things really work in a New York divorce proceeding.
There will always be people that try to abuse a good working justice system. The best way to stop abuses in the process of obtaining a New York divorce and to ensure the best result for our children is for the parties to educate themselves. There are many resources which may be tapped into before embarking upon full fledged divorce litigation. The web and web pages on divorce provide a wealth of information, but the best resource of all often comes from the New York State. Get a referral from a friend, call up the local or state bar Association and inquire about a referral, and interview with as many divorce lawyers in New York as possible to ensure that you choose a professional New York Divorce attorney that has an interest in zealously representing you without destroying the financial stability of your family.
A New York City divorce does not have to cost much more than any other divorce so long as you have two honest, hardworking, knowledgeable and realistic divorce lawyers working hard to resolve the outstanding issues. A wise Judge once told me and another attorney when we were at odds with one another, in a side bar. So try to resolve as many issues as possible before going in front of the actual family court or Supreme Court Judge. Not only will you get a better result, you will be helping a system of law that will work harder and better at some of the more difficult challenges it faces in times to come.