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If you are going through a divorce or other family law issue in New York, retain an experienced divorce lawyer from our firm to answer all of your questions and guide you through this complex process so that you do not have to go it alone. You need representation from a legal advocate who is up to date with all of New York State’s ever-changing laws related to divorce. Additionally, you need someone who can protect your rights in court should you need to go to trial.

At Musa-Obregon Law PC, we understand that legal matters involving your family can not only be emotionally draining, but also immensely stressful. Let our team of New York City family law attorneys take over and negotiate on your behalf. By working together, we can create an amicable solution for all issues related to your divorce, including child custody, alimony, property division, and other family law matters.

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It is important to realize that contrary to popular belief, you will most likely not have to go through an expensive and drawn-out divorce trial. In most cases, however, you will need to move forward and make decisions as if you were headed for trial, while your divorce attorney negotiates for a favorable settlement and works to keep you out of trial. For couples who can agree on all matters of child custody, spousal support, asset division, visitation rights, and other related issues, they can pursue an uncontested divorce.

Child Custody

In New York, there are two general types of custody. Legal custody determines which parent will be making important decisions for their child concerning healthcare, education, and religious upbringing, among other things. Physical custody determines which parent the child will live with. In some cases, joint custody is an option, but the court will ultimately decide if that is in the best interest of the child or children involved.


Under Domestic Relations Law, couples are allowed to enter into a separation agreement, so long as it is in writing, agreed upon by both parties, and is legally recorded with the appropriate office. These agreements essentially allow the parties involved to distribute their assets and property how they wish, provided that the terms set out were reasonable when the agreement was established. The couple is able to enter into this agreement according to their own circumstances and without the direct intervention of the court.

Prenuptial Agreement

For many, prenuptial agreements may seem like by creating one that you are denoting that the marriage you are entering into will end in divorce. This is simply not true, as this type of agreement is created to protect your assets in the event that something should happen. Especially for those who know they may be coming into a large inheritance or have dealings with a family business, it may be wise to have an attorney write up a prenuptial agreement so that your mind can be at ease about the future of your property.


When couples are going through a divorce and are unable to come to a positive resolution on their own, mediation may be a favorable option. Typically any agreements made during mediation are placed in the Memorandum of Understanding, which is the basis for the Separation Agreement. From there, your attorney will incorporate the Separation Agreement into your divorce. Mediators have no decision making power and are simply there to facilitate conversation so that both parties can come to agreeable decisions regarding the matters of their divorce.


In 1996, the New York Court of Appeals declared that relocation cases would be decided based on the “best interest” of the child; however, it was not clearly stated how the “best interest” would be determined. If you have a pre-established custody agreement in your divorce but you wish to relocate, it is important to understand that these cases are “fact sensitive.” What does this mean? Each case is unique and will be decided based on the facts and merits provided in court.

High-Net Worth Divorce

For those getting a divorce that have international assets, business assets, or tax considerations, it is considered a high-net worth divorce. When approaching this complex divorce proceeding, you need an NYC divorce lawyer who has the knowledge regarding complex financial issues and a high rate of success in handling high stakes litigation.

Working With Musa-Obregon Law PC

At our New York City family law firm, we provide outstanding representation for those who are faced with contested and uncontested matrimonial proceedings. With extensive experience handling complicated divorce matters, we relentlessly pursue our clients’ best interests.

We seek to use negotiation, mediation, and alternative dispute solutions, taking our clients to trial only when it is necessary. Serving Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx and all of the Five Boroughs in New York, we encourage you to call our firm today so that we can review your case during a free case evaluation.

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