We provide compassionate, client customized, and if need-be aggressive legal services to those throughout Albany, Schenectady, Latham, Troy, Saratoga Springs, New York and surrounding areas.
Divorce can be one of the most difficult periods of one’s life. This is truly where our experience comes in handy. We are an experienced, dedicated, compassionate, and successful law firm that handles all phases of divorce or family law. Day to day, we help clients all throughout Albany, Troy, Saratoga Springs, Latham, Schenectady and surrounding areas. At RCM Law Offices, we believe marriage to be the union of two minds. In some cases this works for many couples and in others, it does not. In some people’s opinion, marriage is an inherently flawed institution based on decades of rituals. Unfortunately when a couple heads for a split, the balance often shifts toward one partner.
RCM Law Offices will help you find the peace of mind you’ve been looking for and get your life back on track. We are fully committed toward guiding and protecting you and your family during the separation and divorce process. Because our team has a thorough understanding of divorce and family law, we treat every one of our clients with customized service. In some scenarios you may need an aggressive courtroom litigator while in others, an amicable separation simply comes down to intelligent mediation. Whatever the case may be, we believe in achieving the most fair outcomes for our clients so both parties can walk away satisfied and work toward rebuilding a new life.
There are hundreds of divorce and family law attorneys as well as firms to choose from throughout the Albany area, but why choose us? There are a variety of reasons that put us well ahead of other legal representation you may be seeking. On top of having years of experience defending the rights of our clients, we care about each and every one. Our services are never, ever a “one size fits all” solution. You can always count on us to give you our best advice, based on our experience for your situation.
A Contested Divorce simply means that you and your spouse do not agree to the divorce or more specifically, to the terms of the divorce. However, since New York State has introduced “No-Fault Divorces,” it is almost a guarantee that a divorce will be granted, however, it is important that the terms of the divorce be resolved in a manner that protects you and your children. RCM Law Offices has a wealth of experience litigating issues regarding asset allocations or property divisions, child custody, child support and visitation. We are also excel in our negotiations techniques which we employ throughout the litigation process, this often helps resolve matters more amicably and efficiently, rather than having to go through a trial.
Un-Contested Divorces mean that you and your spouse have agreed to divorce without any objections to the terms set. The first step in initiating an Un-Contested Divorce is finding legal representation which your comfortable with. RCM Law Offices has years of experience allowing parties to dissolve their marriages in a speedy manner with as little hassle or stress as possible.
Since 2010, New York State has made it relatively easy to obtain a divorce. A newer type of divorce known as a “No-Fault Divorce” simply allows one spouse to obtain a divorce without proving fault on the part of the other spouse. You’ve probably heard the fancier terms in the media regarding celebrity couples. These include phrases like “irreconcilable differences” or “irreparable breakdown of the marriage.” With this new law, it’s made divorce a much easier and a far-less ugly process to go through. We have experience in providing married parties with no-fault divorces.
If you are concerned and need realistic solutions pertaining to a divorce, separation, or family law, then we area the firm to represent you. Our team exists solely to help you through this difficult and stressful time. This means problem solving delicate matters as well as providing you with a full range of answers related to family law issues. These might include factors such as child custody, support, property division, false allegations of abuse, domestic violence and even pet custody.
When it comes to Family Law throughout Albany, Troy, Saratoga Springs, Latham or Schenectady, our approach is very simple. We want your problems to become our problems. We are available to answer any questions you may have, plan and deploy solutions in the courtroom and provide the maximum in assistance so justice is rightfully served.
RCM Law office are fully knowledgable and have a complete understanding of New York State child support laws. Although the law can be complex at times and may have limitations, the general rule is that the non-custodial parent will pay a percentage of his or her income to their children. Whether your attempts to collect have been met with resistance or you need to work out an agreement, we are available for all matters related to child support.
Although the legal system and courts may not always guarantee you the outcome you were looking for, its our primary goal to establish a fair custody agreement with as little emotional or financial stress as possible. Child custody law can be complex depending on your situation, we can’t be any more upfront to you than when we say that RCM Law Offices’ lawyers will be with you every single step of the way. The most clear way to look at this is through three phases. These include assessment of your personal situation, implementation of our plan, and post-case events involving visitation. We have a vigilant and compassionate team in place to help setup an agreement which is as fair as possible to both parties.
Spousal maintenance also known as Alimony is basically a payment made from one spouse to the other. Married people are responsible for the support of their spouses and may end up being responsible for paying a specific sum deemed by the court. Like child support, the maintenance amount is decided based on a number of factors besides the married person’s income. There are different forms of Alimony in New York State which may be known as “temporary maintenance” or “Post-Divorce/Permanent Maintenance.” Although the court is the final deciding factor on whether there will be a payment and what that amount should be, rest assured that our team will be with you every step of the way for assistance.
Often one of the most stressful components of a divorce case is asset division or equitable distribution. Whether you’re arguing over multiple properties, a single home or a piece of furniture, RCM Law Offices is here to help you get what’s rightfully yours. Our team will help determine the value of assets and really complete our due diligence.
At RCM Law Offices, we also provide services for a multitude of other legal practice areas. These include practices such as name changes, Bankruptcy Law, Business Incorporation, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts along with Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Transactions. You can always depend on us for our knowledge and experience within these legal areas. Our team and support staff provide fast but diligent service. Established in 2010, we have only been able to create a solid reputation for our firm due to a tireless commitment to clients. We look forward to helping you with any legal matters you may have.
Divorce Mediation is a different approach that is becoming more popular. RCM Law Offices are proud to be offer this service. As opposed to divorce litigation which can be time consuming, emotionally draining and aggressive, mediation provides a far easier platform for negotiation. Our goal as mediators is to help both spouses come to an agreement regarding the things that are most important to you in life. To be clear, your children, visitation, property and asset allocation as well as much more. This is done in a calm, flexible, informal environment and it can be a more affordable option than litigation.
Divorce Mediation and Divorce Litigation are both two completely unique strategies toward separation. At RCM Law Offices, we always tend to sway clients toward meditation as opposed to litigation for a variety of different reasons. Although we specialize in both divorce litigation and divorce mediation, our team always likes to seek out solutions with the least hassle for our clients.
Divorce litigation can be a very difficult, emotional process. However, you can rest assured that our team of aggressive lawyers will be behind you every single step of the way. We provide rigorous defense and litigation to get you what you deserve. It’s important that you realize that divorce litigation takes time, patience, and most importantly; thick skin. This process can be emotionally draining because collectively as a team, we’ll be fighting for what you feel you deserve. Our lawyers don’t take any cases lightly and will fight vigorously until you’re satisfied with the resolution.
A PreNup, sometimes known as a “premarital” or “ante-nuptial” agreement are all pretty much the same thing. It’s a legally binding agreement that helps a couple establish rules over property, debts, income and expenses. We recommend them because in the event of a divorce or separation, it will inevitably make the entire process go by in an easier fashion. However, most couples don’t use them. If you really think about it, it almost feels unnatural. Many couples feel its as if your giving up on your marriage before it’s even begun. Although it’s not the most romantic thing in the world to do and it’s rare, more and more couples are using prenups to protect themselves. RCM Law offices has extensive experience in drawing up these legal contracts so both persons can remain happy and feel safe in the event of a separation.
On June 24th, 2011, New York became the sixth state to marry same-sex couples. Along with this momentous achievement in marriage rights comes significant financial and emotional necessities of great importantance. There are also burdens not to be overlooked. RCM Law offices are extremely proud to serve the LGBT community. Usually in order to be able to divorce in New York State, you and your same sex spouse need to have been living in NY for at least one year. If these circumstances don’t apply to you, we may still be able to help you. For same-sex divorces, we offer a variety of options you can pursue. These include contested divorces, uncontested divorces and litigation, mediation, equitable distribution and much more. You too, just like any of our wide range of clients deserve the very best knowledge, protection and defense in matters related to all phases of separation.
Is there such a thing as an “amicable divorce”? Believe it or not, this phrase is synonymous with an un-contested or no contest divorce. Depending on the approach you choose to take with us by your side, this involves settling factors such as custody, visitation, asset allocation, and spousal support in an amicable manner. An amicable divorce can save you years of heartache, finance problems and grief. RCM Law Offices handles uncontested divorces, negotiations and mediation. You can always count on us to help you finalize an agreement in a peaceful, smooth way.
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Rhoades Cunningham Mcfadden PLLC
930 Albany Shaker Road
Latham, New York 12110