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If you are contemplating divorce, or wondering about your options for resolving a family law dispute, browse our video library for general information and answers to some of the family law questions we hear most often.

Can a court order a spous…
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Can a court order a spouse to transfer property to the other at the time of divorce?

A court has the power to order the sale of jointly owned property and divide the proceeds equally. However, if property is titled only in the name of one spouse, then generally a court canNOT… Read More
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What are my rights in a d…
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What are my rights in a divorce?

People often want to know what their rights are in a divorce. We prefer to talk about what their options and consequences are. The term “legal rights” is really a misnomer. The true question is:… Read More
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What is an international…
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What is an international divorce?

Any number of factual situations can bring an international element into a separation or divorce matter. There might be assets located in two or more countries. The spouses may have been born in, or be… Read More
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What happens if divorcing…
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What happens if divorcing spouses want to keep the same property?

If both spouses want to keep the same property—the marital home, for example—who can keep it depends upon how the property is titled. If the home is titled in one spouse’s name, then only that… Read More
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When can I get divorced i…
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When can I get divorced in the United States?

Whether someone can get divorced in the United States is actually both a fairly simple and a very complex question. First for the simple part. Essentially, if one of the spouses is “domiciled” anywhere in… Read More
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When might I need a prenu…
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When might I need a prenuptial agreement?

There are a number of situations in which you might want a prenuptial agreement, but not everybody getting married needs a prenup. Essentially, a prenup is a contract between future spouses. The goal of any… Read More
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How much does a typical d…
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How much does a typical divorce cost?

Understandably, people want to know how much their divorce is likely to cost. Unfortunately, there is no good answer to that question. First, because it depends on too many different people making too many different… Read More
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What is mediation?
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What is mediation?

There are a number of different ways for a couple to make all the decisions needed at the end of a marriage. Mediation is one of these ways. In essence, divorce mediation is where the… Read More
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What can I do to reduce m…
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What can I do to reduce my divorce costs?

There are a number of ways a client can help reduce the overall cost of a divorce. The first and foremost way is for the client to be as reasonable and willing to make appropriate… Read More
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What are the different op…
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What are the different options for resolving issues in a divorce case?

There are multiple options for addressing the issues in a divorce. They run the gamut from the least contentious and least costly to the those that require the expenditure of a great deal of both… Read More
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Testimonials

“Great lawyer to work with. Excellent communicator and listener. Courtroom skills exceptional. Would highly recommend for any family law situation.”
– Divorce Client , ★★★★★ Lawyers.com Review
“I highly recommend Geoff. He and his all-star team assisted me through a difficult and contentious divorce and child custody case. Geoff’s knowledge and personal relationships really assisted in the positive outcome of my case. Geoff was efficient throughout the…”
– Family Law Client , ★★★★★ Avvo Review
“Took a personalized approach to my complex divorce and was available to achieve an outcome beyond my highest expectations.”
– Divorce Client , ★★★★★ Lawyers.com Review
“Strategic and Pragmatic. Geoff has seen plenty of situations and how they play out. Geoff has an expert understanding of the process. Geoff does a great job of communication and letting you know what’s going on by including you in…”
– Divorce Client , ★★★★★ Avvo Review
“One of the most dedicated, fair, competent, patient attorneys I have had the pleasure of dealing with. He has helped myself and many others through some difficult times. He is a very good listener and can direct you in the…”
– Divorce Client , ★★★★★ Lawyers.com Review
“Excellent at simultaneously executing specific tactical aspects of the case while maintaining overall macro view.”
– Family Law Attorney
“I have worked with Geoffrey S. Platnick as an expert witness in several cases and find him to be an excellent attorney with a real interest in his clients.”
– Child Custody Expert , ★★★★★ Lawyers.com Review
“Absolutely amazing during a very difficult time.”
– Divorce Client , ★★★★★ Lawyers.com Review
“He is a brilliant lawyer, a fantastic strategist, willing to resolve cases through mediation but kick butt in court if that is required, and in the final analysis, effective in achieving his clients’ goals. One of the really great ones.…”
– Family Law Client , ★★★★★ Martindale-Hubbell Review
“A very empathetic and diligent person and attorney. His tact in suggesting acceptable solutions to emotionally charged situations and sensitivity to child issues that can easily get neglected in the egoic fracases in such cases is truly exemplary. I am,…”
– Family Law Client , ★★★★★ Martindale-Hubbell Review

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