Poughkeepsie Divorce Attorneys
The legal issues of divorce and separation have undergone substantial change over the years, and our firm has been on the cutting-edge since our founding in 1914. Van DeWater & Van DeWater is a long-standing institution of legal excellence in New York’s Mid-Hudson region, and our attorneys are known for their extensive experience, resourcefulness and capabilities.
Based in Poughkeepsie, we most often serve clients in Dutchess County, Ulster County and surrounding areas, but we handle family law matters throughout the state, including complex and high net worth cases that might require collaboration and testimony from expert witnesses. We are committed to protecting our clients’ rights in contested, uncontested and no-fault divorce matters, and we strive to resolve issues without the need for protracted litigation.
In cases that cannot be completely resolved to appease all parties, we are fully capable and prepared to represent and aggressively advocate for our clients’ unique interests and needs in any area of family law, including:
- Custody and visitation
- Child support
- Asset valuation and division
- Business valuation and division
- Professional practice valuation and division
- Retirement and investment accounts
- Taxes and divorce
- Separation agreements
- Prenuptial agreements
- Modification of orders
Most cases are resolved without the need for protracted litigation. Our attorneys evaluate your needs and goals, the best interests of your children and the likely objectives of the opposing party to develop a clear and thoroughly supported strategy to achieve your objectives. In this process, we are flexible, and we request that our clients be willing to compromise as well, in order to achieve the best possible outcome.
Dutchess County Separation Agreement Lawyers
You may be just looking for a lawyer who can provide you with the services necessary to legalize a separation agreement. With a detailed contract, we can lay out rights and duties for each spouse if you and your spouse can agree to live separately rather than divorce. These rights and duties will establish agreements to all matters normally ordered in a divorce settlement. At the end of one year of separation, either spouse may sue the other for a no-fault divorce, but it’s best to discuss this with your attorney before proceeding.