The Law Offices of Mary Katherine Brown Brooklyn,NY Adoption Annulment Child Custody
What We Do!
The Law Offices of Mary Katherine Brown provides legal services to individuals, families, small businesses and other attorneys. We can help you with divorce, custody, child support, prenuptial contracts, business agreements, medical malpractice claims, Wills, etc. We can also help you to avoid legal disputes by suggesting and preparing useful documents and agreements, and when court intervention has already been threatened. Thus we will try to negotiate a settlement first, if necessary we help you to litigate on protecting your rights.
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Contracts & Agreements
- Enforcing Court Orders
About The Law Offices of Mary Katherine Brown
There’s an old adage; “The most important decision you will ever make is who you choose to marry.” If you are preparing to divorce, then you are probably painfully aware of the truth in that statement better than anyone you know.
Divorce is a very difficult process no matter how sure you are you want to follow through with the decision. Divorce will change you, your spouse, and your children – forever. Who you choose as an attorney to shepherd you through this process will impact you, your children and the coming generations of your family. It wouldn’t be too dramatic to say how you choose to divorce, and who you use to guide you, is at least as important a decision as deciding to marry in the first place.
Divorce entails the separation of living quarters, the division of personal belongings and financial assets. It requires that decisions about how to parent your children will need to be made, and made quickly to minimize the damaging effects of divorce upon them. In a city like New York, it’s not always easy to find housing, much less affordable housing and many couples are forced to cohabit throughout the divorce process; and this can sometimes be tricky to pull off.
New York is a “no fault” divorce state, which means that you don’t have to produce and prove a claim to justify your divorce. It doesn’t matter whose fault it is. The period of separation is six months. New York State has several other unusual requirements, for instance, child support is paid until your child turns 22 years of age or is fully emancipated. Child Support is always paid directly to the custodial parent, even when your child has moved out of their home and is attending a University. New York State is the only state that provides a tax credit for low income non-custodial parents who pay child support through the state system, and make less than $37,780 a year.
Brooklyn, New York 11201 US