There are many narratives in this country when it comes to being an American. However, one story tends to run deep: falling in love early and marrying “the one” fast. Our Brooklyn Family Law Attorney at Randi L. Karmel, PLLC, is here to tell you that not every love story leads to a stable future. Sometimes love isn’t the only thing that can hold a relationship together. Whatever the reason, we are here to help guide you through this intimate moment of divorce.

Happy Divorces Happen

It is no surprise that people are marrying later in life. A magazine article detailing New York’s hustle and bustle lifestyle wrote that people don’t come to New York cities to fall in love; they come to find a career. The author notes that people want to live together first and then get married. The average age to get married is now 31 to 33. Even though people live together before marriage, it is not an indicator that the marriage will work. Sometimes love stories end. Going through a divorce is emotionally exhausting, but you don’t have to go through it alone, and not all divorces are bad.

Happy divorces happen when both parties arrive at the understanding that they are better apart than together. These kinds of divorces are called “uncontested.” Uncontested divorces are the kind where both parties are neutral about how to divide their assets. People who are willing to work with their partners tend to have a better divorce overall. Our Divorce Attorney at Randi L. Karmel, PLLC, has worked with clients who are easygoing and some whose situation is a bit more challenging.

The Not-So-Happy-Even-Kind-Of-Stressful Divorces

“Contested” divorces are the kind where one party or both parties are unwilling to compromise or unwilling to accept the situation. Contested divorces are often more expensive because they require more time for negotiations. They may require extra time in court, which leads to more paperwork. However, the plus side of this kind of divorce is that we get to work intimately with our clients to truly understand their needs and help them best achieve a resolution.

Our job as your attorney is to guide you through this heart-breaking experience without feeling as if you are falling apart. Over the years, we have helped countless clients find resolutions to the most challenging divorces, from equitable distribution to spousal maintenance, child support, modification proceedings, paternal cases, and more.

Happy or Not-So-Happy, We are Here for You

Regardless, the situation starts calm and then gets stormy. We are here to guide you through this process as a fierce advocate for your needs. Family law encompasses all kinds of work, and we are here to apply our skills to your situation. Contact us for a consultation to discuss your unique matrimonial or family law matters by clicking here or calling us at 212-755-0224 (Manhattan).