Southampton Divorce Attorney
The historical town of Southampton, New York is nestled in the southeastern end of Long Island. The town was originally founded by settlers from Lynn, Massachusetts who built their homes on land obtained from the local Shinnecock Indians in 1640. The sandy beaches and celebrities make Southampton the place to be during the summer, and the rest of the year locals enjoy the town's museums, and exquisite restaurants, not to mention the nearby farms and wineries.
Despite the beauty of our quiet little town, behind closed doors and away from public view couples struggle with their relationships as others do across the country. No matter where you live or how much money you make, marriage takes work and it's not always easy to hold things together. At the Law Offices of Steven P. Kuhn, we represent men and women from all over Southampton in their divorce and family law matters. We regularly represent doctors, lawyers, blue collar workers, homemakers, and all other types of people who are dealing with a broken marriage. No matter who you are, where you work, or where you come from, we are fully committed to providing you, our client with the highest quality legal representation available because you deserve nothing less during the greatest transition of your life.
Protecting Your Best Interests
Love and marriage are emotional and financial investments and when you have a large amount of real estate property and other assets, it is considered a high-net-worth divorce. In cases where the marriage is of short duration or where a family business is involved, it's important to have a highly knowledgeable attorney who is closely familiar with New York's laws of
equitable distribution. Unlike states such as California where everything is divided 50/50 down the middle, equitable distribution states do not handle matters in such a fashion. In New York a couple's assets are handled on a case-by-case basis and at the judge's discretion; therefore, if you want to protect your assets and your claim to your fair share, it's vital that you have an aggressive attorney by your side every step of the way.
One of the most important aspects of a divorce involves
visitation of the children if there are children from the marriage that is. In the most ideal situations the couple will agree easily on a child custody and visitation arrangement, for only the parents themselves know the best solution for their own children; however, this is sometimes easier said than done. It is not uncommon for couples to actually put off a necessary divorce out of fear of what would happen to their children, or out of fear of losing valuable face time with them. We want you to know that we fully understand the nature and sensitivity of these types of situations and we are deeply committed to helping you achieve child custody and visitation arrangement that you can feel good about and that won't compromise the integrity of your relationship with your child or children.
Family Law & Post-Divorce Issues
Family law encompasses a broad range of areas that involve families and divorced couples. In addition to handling divorce matters such as
debt division, and
maintenance, our firm offers a broad range of other family law services as well. For example, we represent clients in
paternity actions; once paternity is established it affords the father the rights and responsibilities of being a father and these include having to pay child support and providing the father is fit, it may also include rights to child custody or visitation. For a mother, once paternity is established she can receive child support payments and sometimes medical insurance from the father on the child's behalf.
We also handle separation agreements,
spousal support, and in domestic violence cases, we can help our clients obtain an
order of protection against an abusive spouse. Whether you are interested in obtaining a
collaborative divorce or if you anticipate a
contested divorce, our legal team is here to assist you every step of the way. We understand the high levels of stress and anxiety associated with a divorce and we want to guide you through the process, all the while advising you of your rights, responsibilities and the consequences of any steps you are considering taking.
With over 22 years devoted to family law, and 31 years practicing law altogether, our founding attorney Steven P. Kuhn is highly successful in Southampton divorce cases. He has provided legal counsel to everyone from business professionals, to attorneys, to housewives, and many of our clients come to us because they were referred to us from one of our highly satisfied former clients, which is one of the best ways to find a good attorney you can rely on. To schedule a free consultation with a member of our legal team, please contact us today, we look forward to hearing from you and helping you through this trying time in your life and making room for a brighter tomorrow.
Southampton Resource Links
Family Law Information Center
Village of Southampton
Town of Southampton