When you are dealing with something as serious as matrimonial law, you deserve service from an attorney you can trust. Jacob Tuckfelt, Esq. was born and raised in Warwick and takes pride in providing expert legal assistance to his neighbors in the surrounding counties.
We are skilled in all aspects of matrimonial law, and communicate openly with you about your options.
These are adversarial proceedings that take place if the spouses are not in agreement
Commencing the divorce action
Obtaining temporary relief while the divorce action is pending, including temporary maintenance, temporary custody/visitation, temporary child support, exclusive use of the marital residence, and/or legal fees.
Prosecuting the action all the way through trial and post-judgment issues as necessary
Preparation and filing of all the necessary paperwork
Ensuring the protection of our clients' rights
Accurate completion of requisite tasks for proper filing
Answering all client questions
Addressing all client concerns
This refers to a very common situation. Both spouses wish to get divorced but are not in complete agreement on all the issues.
Division of marital assets
Spousal maintenance (“alimony”)
Child custody and visitation
Expert assistance in resolving the issues in a fair and legally sound manner, while enabling the spouses to proceed to an uncontested divorce
This is a relatively new technique that aims to support the spouses as they proceed toward divorce. The goal is not only to achieve a fair and amicable dissolution of the marriage, but to implement an effective framework for the parties’ post-divorce relationship. The parties’ post-divorce relationship can go on for decades, and often includes such critical matters as raising the parties’ children.
Each party will have his or her own attorney; however, the attorneys should be trained in collaborative practice.
Additional professionals are brought into the process as necessary. These professions can include mediators, child specialists, and financial specialists.
By using this method, all participants are committed to resolving marital issues without litigation
Jacob Tuckfelt has received extensive training in this area, and is an active member of the Hudson Valley Collaborative Divorce Association.
Pre-marital agreement (“pre-nuptial agreements”)
Post-marital agreements (agreements between parties who are presently married, and can cover such things as how assets will be divided in the event of a divorce).