New York Family Law Attorneys

Legal services with a difference

Since 1991 our law firm has provided legal services in litigated divorce matters. Whether you need an attorney to vigorously represent you in a complex litigation, a custody dispute or wish to resolve your divorce by mediation, our attorneys are available to you.

Our firm’s focus is on Family Law including all aspects of a litigated matrimonial action, collaborative law, mediation or separation agreements. We handle divorce, child support and child custody, visitation, spousal maintenance and equitable distribution matters. We are zealous advocates with more than 30 years of experience in family law, and we help you achieve the best outcome goals in your divorce, mediation or collaborative law matters.

How to Reach Us

Novenstern Fabriani & Gaudio, LLP

69 South Bedford Road,
Mount Kisco, NY 10549

Tel: 914.241.2400
Fax: 914.241.2402

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Legal Separation in Westchester County

You and your spouse may consider a legal separation as an alternative to divorce. An experienced Westchester County divorce law firm can assist you in deciding if a Westchester County/White Plains separation agreement is appropriate for you. With a legal separation, you and your spouse live apart from one another, but legally, you are still married. You should realize that legal separation does not result in an automatic divorce.  Living under separation agreement for at least one year can be a prerequisite for a divorce.

Issues that may be resolved in an executed written separation agreement include the following:

  • Access and visitation
  • Spousal Maintenance

Benefits of legal separation in White Plains

A legal separation has many benefits over a traditional divorce. A divorce can sometimes be hostile and involves the dissolution of the marriage. The grounds for a legal separation are less stringent than those of a divorce.  However, a separation may cause you to lose certain benefits gained from the union.

A legal separation in White Plains offers the following benefits:

  • You can keep your marital status for religious reasons
  • If you decide to get divorced, you can convert your separation agreement into a Westchester County divorce judgment
  • You may be able to retain insurance benefits on the coverage of your spouse
  • You retain the ability to file joint income taxes
  • After some time apart, you and your spouse might reconcile

Contact a legal separation attorney

Separating from your spouse can be difficult. If you are considering legal separation, you should contact a Westchester County divorce lawyer immediately. Your attorney can assist in drafting an agreement that is suitable to both you and your spouse. Novenstern Fabriani & Gaudio, LLP will closely examine the benefits of a legal separation agreement to you and thoroughly explain the implications.

You can count on us

Novenstern Fabriani & Gaudio, LLP is eager to help you navigate confidently through all aspects of family law. We look forward to providing you with the experience and skill you deserve. Call us today at 914-241-2400.

Contact the divorce lawyers of Novenstern Fabriani & Gaudio, LLP today to discuss your New York family law questions.  We primarily serve Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, and New York counties.

We offer flexible hours and are conveniently located in Northern Westchester, close to Northern Westchester Hospital, at 69 South Bedford Road, Mount Kisco, NY 10549 : Telephone: 914-241-2400 Fax: 914-241-2402