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Handling All Types Of Divorce Cases In Nassau County
Divorce can elicit a wide range of emotions, including anger, sadness, frustration and fear. At Cobert, Haber & Haber Attorneys at Law, we understand these feelings, and we are committed to making divorce as stress-free as possible so that you can move on with your life and begin the next chapter. From our office in Garden City, we serve clients on Long Island and throughout the New York metropolitan area.
Our conscientious attorneys will always take the time to listen to you — and just as importantly, we will ask thoughtful questions in order to fully understand what your expectations are. In some cases, clients may not even know what the best possible outcomes to their family law matters are. By establishing a strong rapport between attorney and client, we will help you identify your greatest concerns and provide strong representation as we work toward your goals.
Our team is dedicated to communication and responsiveness, and we pledge to return all calls within 24 hours. By keeping you involved throughout the process, we will empower you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions.
If your marital estate involves significant assets, it is essential to work with a knowledgeable attorney who will help you protect your financial interests. Our skilled lawyers have extensive experience dealing with complex, high-asset cases. We will carry out a detailed assessment of the marital estate, including:
- Complicated property issues
- Businesses, large and small
- Real estate
- Retirement accounts
In some cases, an ex-partner may have hidden assets. We are fully prepared to work with private investigators and forensic accountants to ensure that a full and accurate valuation is achieved.
Call Today To Arrange A Consultation
We represent clients at courts throughout Long Island, including Westbury Family Law Court. To learn more about how our attentive, experienced attorneys can assist you during this difficult time, please contact us at 516-248-7844 or send an email using our online form. We are happy to schedule after-hours or weekend appointments by special request.
Strategic Representation In High Asset Divorces
At Cobert, Haber & Haber, we understand that high income can complicate a divorce. Our attorneys have more than 40 years of experience guiding clients through complex divorce proceedings in Long Island and throughout New York. We are here to help you through the process while protecting your hard earned assets.
Experienced Asset Valuation And Division
High net worth divorce settlements are not an easy process. There are typically multiple types of income or savings accounts which must be considered. High-earning couples may also have assets with debatable worth. For example, the family business could be sold for a specific dollar amount today, but it might have a higher value in five years.
Our lawyers can help put a practical value on your property and divide it among you and your spouse to meet your needs. Between decades of experience we can develop a strategy to protect your assets and help you maintain your lifestyle. We can evaluate and divide assets such as:
- Retirement accounts such as 401(k)s, IRAs and pensions
- Investments such as stocks and bonds
- Family-owned or partner-owned businesses
- Investment or personal real estate
Taxation is also an important consideration in high asset divorces. Tax implications can be financially devastating. Our firm can help minimize tax implications and keep you on your feet after divorce proceedings.
Dedicated Legal Service Helping To Achieve Your Goals
Preserving lifestyle is a common goal for our clients. We can tailor our representation strategy to meet your objectives. There is a lot at stake in divorce and we are willing to represent you in court. While proceedings can get messy we always keep family in mind. Our attorneys aim to protect children through divorce and custody agreements. Call our office in Garden City to discuss your options at 516-248-7844 or contact us online.
Guiding Clients Through The Divorce Mediation Process
The end of a relationship can have incredibly high costs, both in time and money. The last thing most people want is an expensive, drawn-out battle involving lawyers and courts. At Cobert, Haber & Haber Attorneys at Law, we provide divorce mediation services for those who wish to avoid such headaches. From our Garden City offices, we serve clients in Nassau County, on Long Island and throughout the New York metropolitan area.
When beginning the mediation process, people often have many questions. In fact, they may not even know which questions to ask. Our experienced mediators place a strong emphasis on clear, open communication. By helping you identify your goals and keeping you informed throughout the process, you will have the knowledge you need to make important decisions. Areas of consideration include:
- Property division: The division of property, assets and debts can be agreed upon in the mediation process.
- Child custody and visitation: Mediation allows parents to work more cooperatively and calmly together to establish custody and visitation agreements.
- Child support: Though the amount of child support is set by state statute, any deviations to this can be agreed upon in mediation.
- Spousal maintenance (alimony): Divorcing spouses can settle the issue of spousal support and maintenance with the oversight of a trained mediator.
Hoping To Avoid Court? Try Family Mediation.
Divorce mediation is not a feasible option if one party is trying to hide something. However, if both parties are committed to being open and transparent throughout the process — and committed to avoiding the courts — mediation can be an excellent choice.
In cases involving child custody and visitation, it is not just the ex-partners who benefit from mediation. Children typically respond much more positively as well. When both parties are dedicated to working out a co-parenting agreement, it can produce benefits that last for the rest of a child’s life.
Contact An Experienced Mediator Today
Our qualified matrimonial mediators have not only the educational credits but also the experience to assist you in resolving your case. To arrange your initial consultation with a knowledgeable attorney, please call 516-248-7844 or contact us online. If you are unable to meet us during normal office hours, we can set up after-hours or weekend appointments by special request.
Knowledgeable Attorneys Handling Property Division And Divorce
When you joined your life together as a married couple, you joined your finances together as well. Property and assets that were acquired throughout the length of your marriage are considered marital property and will be divided during divorce. It may have taken many years or decades to build your finances. You deserve to have a knowledgeable legal team on your side that can fully appreciate the work you put into your property, either as the main income earner or as a spouse who supported his or her spouse in other ways.
At Cobert, Haber & Haber Attorneys at Law, serving Nassau County and Long Island, we have more than 40 years of experience helping navigate clients through property division. We have handled many different types of divorces and are prepared to take on highly complex cases involving high net worth individuals.
What Is Considered In An Equitable Division Of Property?
In New York, property undergoes equitable distribution. The goal of equitable distribution is to ensure that property is divided fairly; not evenly. Marital property and separate property will need to be categorized. Marital property is property that was acquired during the marriage, including real property, cars, cash and retirement benefits. Separate property can include inheritance, compensation from a personal injury settlement and property that was owned prior to the marriage.
It is possible that one party may attempt to hide property from another party. For example, an individual may be self-employed and attempt to hide assets. Whenever necessary, we are prepared to partner with private investigators and forensic accountants to uncover hidden assets.
Factors that are considered when dividing assets in divorce include the following:
- Length of marriage
- Income of both parties
- Future earning potential of both parties, including professional licenses
- Age of both parties
- Standard of living acquired during marriage
- Nonfinancial contributions to marriage
- Other financial factors
Cobert, Haber & Haber Attorneys at Law can safeguard your financial future. We seek fair property settlement agreements that fully consider your financial and nonfinancial contributions.
Arrange Your Consultation With Our Nassau County Lawyers
Our experienced legal team can talk to you about your rights and options in achieving a fair property division. Call us today at 516-248-7844 or contact us online to arrange a consultation. We can arrange after-hours and weekend appointments by special request.
Business Valuation in Divorce
Years of hard work go into making a business successful. Over time it can become your most valuable asset. It is important to get an accurate valuation to protect your private practice or family run business through divorce proceedings. Our Long Island attorneys at Cobert, Haber & Haber can work with professionals to accurately valuate your business.
Experienced Valuation For All Types Of Businesses
Underreporting or over reporting the value of a business can have major implications in a divorce. Our attorneys will consider a number of factors for accurate valuation. We will judge the current income of the business, the future income and the market value of the company. Income is not the only factor in business valuation. Our lawyers will also consider business debts.
Business ownership is an investment. Every business owner acquires debts. We can help determine those debts which can be split between both spouses. We will include property holdings, business loans, and any remaining balances into your valuation.
Uncovering Hidden Business Assets
It is possible that your spouse will attempt financial maneuvering to hide assets. Underreported earnings can go on for years without the other spouse knowing. This is especially common when one spouse handles all the business finances. Lowering the true value of a business can mean that you will not get your fair share in the divorce settlement.
We can make sure to uncover all assets in divorce. Both you and your spouse made sacrifices for the business and you both deserve a fair portion. Businesses acquired during marriage will be split fairly between each spouse. Businesses acquired before marriage can be considered personal property, but any appreciation during marriage is marital property. You should receive a fair settlement whether you worked for the business or supported the business by other means. We aim to protect your financial earnings through strategic representation.
Arrange A Personal Consultation
Business valuation is complex and different for every client. Our experienced legal professionals are available to discuss your goals and formulate a plan. Contact us online or call us at 516-248-7844 to arrange a personal consultation with a lawyer.