Divorce / Separation / Custody / Visitation / Support

The attorneys of Falk & Falk, Esqs. practice in divorce, custody, adoption, separation, prenuptial agreements and all areas of family law throughout the Erie, Niagara and Orleans counties, providing exceptional client representation for more than 30 years.  Our firm represents clients in who have issues concerning Divorce, Custody, Visitation, Child Support, Adoption, Prenuptial Agreements, Separation Agreements, Name Changes, Paternity and all other aspects of Family Law.

Divorce by definition is the termination of the marital relationship. In New York there are six (6)  grounds for divorce, i.e. adultery, cruel and inhuman treatment, abandonment for more than one year, incarceration for more than 3 years, living separate and apart for more than one year pursuant to a judgment of separation, and living separate and apart for more than one year under a separation agreement. New York does not permit the granting of a divorce based upon incompatibility.

 

Prenuptial & Separation Agreements

A prenuptial  agreement is a contract between prospective spouses that specifies their rightsand obligations during their upcoming marriage. Such agreements are drafted  before the marriage. Prenuptial agreements cover a broad range of topics from protection of premarital assets, including business interests and investments, maintenance and spousal support or the denial thereof, occupancy and use of the marital residence, and rights of inheritance and life insurance upon demise.

A separation agreement is a contract between married people that provides for their living separate and apart from one another. It will include provisions for spousal and child support, custody and the other ancillary financial issues. Separation does not end the marriage but only allows the parties to live apart without being considered to have abandoned the other. Since the parties are still married, although legally separated, a spouse with health insurance can often maintain insurance for the benefit of the other party if same is provided through an employer.

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