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ContentsMatters dealing with child custody issues are treated in a separate chapter from divorces which are most concerned with child support or alimony.
Warning: The information contained herein is not intended to substitute for legal advice from your own retained lawyer in new york state. This article is merely informational in nature, and is based upon one attorney’s knowledge of the practice of family law, matrimonial law, domestic violence, child custody, child support and orders of protection.
In regard to “Waging your War” against the other spouse
The Court will tell you that you and your spouse can best fashion a settlement that will work for your family. That does not mean however that you must dispense with retaining an attorney to help you prepare your case to be in a better bargaining position with your spouse.
Prepare yourself for your first visit to the attorneys office, how to be cost effective in prosecuting your case, how to assume a proactive role in its ultimate disposition. Remember, divorce is "forever" and it is very difficult to "renegotiate your case once you have settled. Therefore, preparation is key to getting what you want now.