Long Island Family Law

Suffolk County, Nassau County, Queens County Divorce Lawyer

CONTESTED DIVORCE

When a couple in Suffolk County, Nassau County, Queens County and the surrounding areas cannot settle their marital issues on their own, each party will usually retain separate counsel to represent their respective interests in a divorce. When negotiations outside of court break down, the matter is then considered to be a contested divorce. Taking your divorce action to court obviously raises the emotionally charged nature of the process. This process is often time consuming, emotional and requires the guidance of experienced divorce attorneys to lead a client through the many difficult issues to be addressed, such as custody, support, visitation, maintenance (formerly known as ‘alimony’), equitable distribution (property distribution), retirement account distribution, business distributions, educational issues, medical insurance, life insurance and counsel fees.

Our Long Island Divorce Lawyers, Steven E. Shumer and Heath Berger, have a standing philosophy that it is always in our client’s best interests to attempt to settle any divorce case outside of court. We pride ourselves in being accessible and available to our clients when needed. Your comfort level with the lawyer you choose is paramount to any potential for success. We strongly believe that our job is to help guide you through the contested divorce process and offer you advice and representation to help you obtain your goals, as quickly and with as low confrontation and cost as possible.

We do not believe it is an optimal situation to have a Justice of the Supreme Court determine your future, or that of your family, without having any personal knowledge of you, your situation or your family’s lifestyle and needs. However, when settlement is not an option, our years of experience prepare us for any situation or issue which needs to be litigated, and allows us to advocate for our clients as vigorously as necessary.

We take pride in the favorable judgments issued to our clients after trial in cases with no assets, to those with multi-million dollar assets. Similarly, we have handled and had favorable judgments issued after trial in matters of custody, child support, visitation/parenting time, maintenance and all other areas in the matrimonial law field.

The matrimonial team of Steven E. Shumer and Heath S. Berger, along with their experienced support staff, are here to help you.

Experienced Legal Representation That You Can Afford!!!