Wappinger Divorce Attorney
Helping Spouses Reach Agreement in Child Custody & Other Divorce Matters
The road between thinking about divorce and the return to single status is filled with legal requirements and challenging decisions. At the Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC, we are committed to simplifying the process while working for the best possible results for our clients.
Divorce mediation in Wappinger is one way to reach a resolution on the terms of your divorce agreement without the added stress and expense of going to court.
Our divorce mediation attorneys have more than 75 years of combined experience in securing agreeable outcomes for our clients and their families.
Unlike a divorce trial that pits one side against the other, mediation guides the two parties to find compromises on the issues in their divorce.
Mediation can resolve divorce matters such as the following:
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Equitable Division of Property
- Spousal Maintenance
Our mediation attorney in Wappinger acts as a neutral party who represents neither side. Their role is to identify where the spouses agree as well as understand the reasons and motivations behind the areas in dispute. The mediator does not offer legal advice but rather offers suggested compromises that can meet the foundational needs of both spouses and their families.
The two parties ultimately determine the details of their divorce decree. By having a hand in its creation, mediated agreements tend to be better followed than decisions handed down by a judge.
Mediation sessions are scheduled according to the convenience of the parties. An agreement is often reached within a few sessions, which reduces the overall cost of getting a divorce.
Mediation is not appropriate for all divorces. We have targeted experience in other divorce methods:
- Collaborative Divorce
- Contested Divorce (Divorce Trial)
- Uncontested Divorce
- Negotiations with Opposing Counsel
Child Custody & Other Divorce Issues
For divorcing couples with children, child custody often tops their list of concerns. Custody is only one aspect that must be decided. Visitation, parenting plans, and child support must be finalized, too.
Wappinger has two umbrella categories for child custody:
- Legal Custody: Legal custody outlines which parent has decision-making responsibilities for their children. School, health care, and religious upbringing are some of these decisions. Spouses may share this duty in joint legal custody, or one parent exercises this function in sole legal custody.
- Physical Custody: Physical custody is where the child resides. Like legal custody, parents may share physical custody, or one parent may have sole physical custody. Visitation is typically allowed for the noncustodial parent even when the other parent has sole physical custody.
Pragmatic Legal Approach to Divorce in Wappinger
The divorce process is emotional and complex. Each relationship is unique and requires a customized divorce strategy. Everyone at the Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC, sees the person behind the legal proceedings. We offer pragmatic and strategic legal counsel. Our objective is the same as our clients: To complete the divorce as quickly as possible while reaching the desired outcome.
Are you considering a divorce? Schedule a consultation with our accomplished team. Contact us online or call (845) 605-4330.
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