New York Family Court Problems Present Another Reason to Seek Settlement
Most New Yorkers who have tried to litigate a Family Court case over the previous few years have faced serious delays and other administrative hassles that have made an already difficult situation much worse. Closures prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, budget cuts and a shortage of judges have court employees, legislators and activists calling for an overhaul of the state ‘s Family Court system.
In an attempt to assess the problem and discuss potential solutions, the State Senate held a hearing to address New York’s Family Court crisis. Various witnesses talked about the “dehumanizing” nature of the system and how a lack of resources led to rushed and poorly thought out decisions. While suggestions for reform have been made by the Williams Commission and others, it likely will be years before parties in New York Family Court cases feel the effects of any improvements.
So what is someone to do if they have a divorce or custody dispute that seems headed to the backlogged court docket? If you’re engaged in a family law conflict, you might want to make the extra effort to negotiate a settlement that allows you to achieve a positive result and move on to the next chapter in your life without going to court.
At Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C., we are skillful negotiators who are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for Long Island clients as they go through a divorce. This doesn’t just mean securing favorable terms relating to custody, child support, alimony and property division. We want those results to come at the end of a process that minimizes the time, expense and stress you have to face. You should be able to emerge from the marriage dissolution with your dignity intact and feeling ready to face what’s next.
Though our attorneys are exceptional trial advocates, we’ve built our reputation on providing personalized legal counsel and doing whatever it takes to provide clients with the best overall experience. Often, that means resolving a divorce through negotiation or with the assistance of a neutral mediator. This is especially true now with the problems plaguing New York’s Family Court system.
If your marriage is ending and you’re looking for an attorney who will protect your interests while easing your burden, speak with someone from the Long Island divorce leader, Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C. You can schedule an appointment by calling 1.631.479.3839 or contacting us online.