Contested Divorce Lawyer Ryan Besinque

The process of divorce is never an easy one, even in the most friendly of divorces. It affects the whole family, especially the children. But it can be particularly challenging when spouses can’t or are unwilling to work together to come to some final resolution of their differences. When a marriage must involve the courts to decide the terms of their divorce, this is referred to as a contested divorce

As one of the most stressful experiences in an individual’s life, divorce is a time when you may be facing great uncertainty about your future and that of your child or children. You should seek out an advocate who takes the time to listen and empathize yet can implement aggressive strategies when called for. At The Law Office of Ryan Besinque, our New York contested divorce lawyers have a proven track record of getting results for our clients. Let us help. Call us now at (929) 251-4477.

Contested Vs. Uncontested Divorces

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It stands to reason that a couple’s communication has probably broken down significantly by the time they decide to divorce. At this point, there may be significant disharmony and an inability to come to common ground, particularly when it comes to things such as division of property, custody, and child support. 

The main difference between contested and uncontested divorce is where the final decision-making comes from. In an uncontested divorce, a couple comes to an agreement that works best for them outside the courtroom. There might be significant divorce mediation, but the end result is one that is not court-imposed. An uncontested divorce is usually more cost-effective and quicker to resolve.

A contested divorce is one where the judge makes the final decisions regarding the terms of your divorce. These include the division of your marital property, who gets custody of your child or children, how visitation will be structured, whether you get spousal support, how much child support will be ordered, and various other aspects of how you will go forward as separate individuals. Whether you’re seeking to get divorced, establish a custody agreement, fight for custody or visitation of your children, escape an abusive relationship through an order of protection, or create new/modify existing child support orders, The Law Office of Ryan Besinque is here to provide you with consistent communication and comprehensive support. Call us now at (929) 251-4477.

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Why it is Essential to Have a Skilled Contested Divorce Lawyer

While you and your lawyer will make your case before the judge in a contested divorce, the final decision is no longer in your hands. It is critical to have the assistance of an experienced attorney specializing in contested divorce on your side to help effectively and clearly make your case before the judge. 

While you may have convincing arguments to support your stance, it is crucial to understand that the courts prefer to work with divorcing spouses who can work cooperatively with each other. The more animosity and contention, the less patience the court may have for your situation. An experienced New York attorney specializing in contested divorce will understand how to effectively navigate your case before the court to ensure that your needs are met while still maintaining the court’s patience. Call us today at (929) 251-4477 for a comprehensive consultation and to find out how we can put our experienced divorce attorneys to work for you.

Negotiation or Settlement May Still Be an Option

While a contested divorce may seem inevitable for your situation, it can be emotionally and financially draining and can set you up for a future of more adversarial communications. In many cases, having an outside party can direct the conversation toward a mutually beneficial settlement. With the right divorce lawyer, you may be able to skillfully negotiate toward an agreement that you both can live with. 

At The Law Office of Ryan Besinque, we strive to steer the divorce process in a way that can be cooperatively settled outside of court, but we recognize when that is not possible. In those cases, we determine the best way forward. Sometimes, that means taking aggressive approaches. You can call us at (929) 251-4477 to discuss your divorce issues with an experienced divorce attorney. Old or new, every client matters.

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Reanna Hodkiewicz
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I was looking for a lawyer to handle my child support case and didn’t know where I should go. I searched the internet and found Ryan Besinque. I checked his reviews and it seemed like he was a truly wonderful person and an excellent attorney. After comparing him to other lawyers, I decided to pick Ryan to represent me in court. I have been really pleased with my choice. Everyone on his team is experienced and well-informed. If you leave a voice message or send an email, someone gets back to you almost right away. I am completely satisfied with my child support and I highly recommend Ryan Besinque to anyone needing help with their child support case.
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Hiring Ryan Besinque is the best decision I have ever made. He made everything so simple and easy. Even though my case was complicated, he was very clear and concise. His professionalism is top notch! I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a child custody lawyer.
Nikki Lueilwitz
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I hired Ryan Besinque for my divorce mediation not too long ago. Ryan was patient and very knowledgeable with all of my questions. He took the time to make sure I understood my situation. It was a relief to have him handle my case. Ryan and his team were extremely professional and understood and worked with me throughout the process. They responded quickly to my emails and calls, which was proof that they value me as a client. They were very helpful and efficient in resolving my problem. Thanks a lot guys!
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Ryan provided exceptional service and exceeded all my expectations. He was helpful and responsive. I was able to get my child custody case settled in no time thanks to him. Without him, I wouldn't have been able to get through this. I won’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone!
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Finding the perfect family law attorney for my case was really hard. I searched the internet and stumbled upon Ryan. Ryan Besinque is among the smartest, sharpest, and the most experienced attorneys that I have ever met. He was always one step ahead of the situation. He gave fantastic legal advice and did a great job on my case. I definitely recommend him!
Kaelyn Wiegand
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The Law Office of Ryan Besinque was my first choice when I searched for a divorce lawyer. Ryan and his team are the best! They listened and drafted all the legal documents I required. They kept me up to date with all the steps and deadlines so that my divorce was completed quickly. I would highly recommend this law firm.
Samara Glover
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Attorney Ryan Besinque was a great help during my difficult divorce. He is a highly experienced, seasoned, and no-nonsense attorney. He provided excellent advice and clarity in my divorce proceedings. Ryan, thank you! You are the best divorce lawyer in New York!
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When Does it Make Sense to Seek a Contested Divorce?

A contested divorce can allow you to take a good hard look at the critical areas that will be affecting you going forward. These can be both emotional and financial. Although an uncontested divorce may seem easier, the decisions made now will affect you and your child or children for years to come. You never want to agree to things that may not be in your best interests just to avoid conflict.

If you have substantial marital assets, suspect that your spouse has hidden assets, or your marriage has a history of inequality of power, emotional abuse, or domestic violence, litigating through the family court system ensures that all matters come to light and that the divorce settlement is a safe and fair one. At The Law Office of Ryan Besinque, an experienced contested divorce attorney will skillfully guide you each step of the way to ensure that your divorce agreement is one that you and your child or children truly deserve and will serve you into the future. Call us at (929) 251-4477 to schedule an appointment.

Grounds For Divorce in the New York Supreme Court

Divorce laws in New York are relatively conservative, and obtaining a divorce in New York requires grounds to do so. These include:

An irretrievable breakdown in the marriage for a minimum of 6 months

Abandonment

Imprisonment

Adultery

Cruel and inhuman treatment

Divorce after a legal separation agreement

Divorce after a judgment of separation

No-fault divorces have been available in New York since 2010. This is when a couple can use the grounds that the marriage has been irretrievably broken. The couple must still agree to matters of property division, child custody, child support, and spousal support, which can be either settled mutually outside of court or court-ordered. At The Law Office of Ryan Besinque, our experienced family law attorneys can help you with all of your divorce issues. Call us today at (929) 251-4477.

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Family Lawyer Explains: The Contested Divorce Process in NYC

A contested divorce is similar to a court trial. Each party will have their own legal representation and be able to provide evidence to the court in support of their claims. Witnesses may also be called to support allegations by either side. While this can be an emotional task, it is necessary for the judge to have all the evidence needed to make fair decisions on behalf of the couple. Having a skilled New York divorce lawyer when appearing before the court is critical to ensure that your situation is well-supported and understood.

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Getting the Right Legal Representation from a Contested Divorce Attorney

It is critical for individuals to have the representation of a highly experienced lawyer specializing in contested divorce who understands the dynamics of the court and the judges they will appear before. 

At The Law Office of Ryan Besinque, our talented New York contested divorce attorneys pride themselves on getting the best results for our clients who are involved in complex divorce situations. While we diligently work to resolve a settlement outside of court, we understand that is not always possible. We aggressively represent our clients’ needs each step of the way to ensure that their best interests are served. If you are facing a divorce, we understand what it takes to successfully represent your needs. Contact us via email at ryan@besinquelaw.com or via phone at (929) 251-4477 to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation.