Nassau County Law Firm Practice Areas
Based in Garden City, New York, the Law Offices of Camille C. Fouche & Associates, P.C. provides legal representation to individuals and families in Manhattan and throughout the counties of Nassau, Queens, Suffolk, New York, Kings, and Westchester. To find out how we can assist in your case, contact us today for a free consultation. Our areas of expertise include:
Nassau County Divorce Law Firm
At the Law Offices of Camille C. Fouche & Associates, P.C., we are dedicated to helping clients resolve even the most complex divorces as swiftly and cost-effectively as possible. In addition to a 1-year residency requirement, until recently, New York law required that the party filing for divorce have particular grounds to do so. However, on October 12, 2010, new legislation went into effect granting New Yorkers a “no-fault” divorce option, allowing spouses to end their marriages in cases where the relationship has broken down irretrievably for at least six months.
In a divorce, the spouses must come to an agreement concerning an array of matters, including the division of marital property, the custody of children, and spousal support, among other matters. In the event the spouses cannot come to an agreement, the court will make orders resolving those issues according to statutory guidelines. With respect to division of property in particular, New York law sets forth a system of "equitable distribution" whereby all property obtained during the marriage is divided equitably between the spouses, which does not necessarily mean equally. The apportioning of property between the spouses can be a significant source of disagreement; an experienced attorney can help protects your interests – and your assets.
In the event the marriage has produced children, a host of other issues come into play, including who the children live with, what type of visitation rights are awarded to the other parent, and whether and how much child support is awarded. As with the issue of property division, it is critical to ensure that you are represented by a divorce attorney with the experience to obtain a child custody and/or support order that will be in the best interests of you and your children.
At the Law Offices of Camille C. Fouche & Associates, P.C., we advocate for the rights of our clients in all of the above areas, in addition to other aspects of family law. We handle:
- Contested & Uncontested Divorce
- Separation Agreements
- Equitable Distribution of Property
- Custody & Visitation
- Father's Rights
- Child Support
- Spousal Support
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Relocation/Modification of an existing order
- Child Protective Services (CPS)/Administration for Children's Services (ACS) Matters
- Domestic Violence/Pursue & Defend Orders of Protection
In the event that you are facing seemingly insurmountable debt or having difficulty paying your bills, bankruptcy may be an option worth considering. While the word bankruptcy may conjure up frightening images, in truth, for many people facing financial troubles, it can be a way to get back on solid footing after a period of instability. At the Law Offices of Camille C. Fouche & Associates, P.C., we provide compassionate legal representation to individual consumers seeking to reduce or eliminate their debt. In some instances, we may even be able to help our clients prevent foreclosure and keep their homes. Our experience in the bankruptcy arena extends to:
- Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, sometimes called "liquidation," in which a portion of the debtor's assets (classified as "non-exempt”) are sold off in order to pay creditors. Remaining ("exempt") assets, which may include assets such as the debtor's car or house, are kept by the debtor, and debt left unpaid is generally discharged by the court. This is a good option for consumers with lots of unsecured debt, such as credit card debt.
- Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, also known as a "wage earner's" plan, is a good option for debtors with a steady income, and secured debt such as a mortgage or student loans. In Chapter 13, the debtor and his or her creditors agree to a payment plan that will take place over a specific period of time, typically between 3 and 5 years.