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High Conflict Divorce Lawyer Serving Throughout New York and the Hudson Valley

If you feel that your New York divorce case holds the potential to become highly contentious, it is critical to find a lawyer early on who understands high-conflict divorce and can walk you through the process. Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP offers its clients thoughtful, rational, and effective representation in high-conflict Hudson Valley divorce cases. Our high conflict divorce lawyer understands the stress and turmoil that divorce can bring into your life. Let our attorneys guide you in determining which issues are worth fighting for, and which are mere distractions designed to waste your time and energy. Our attorneys will capably and aggressively advocate on your behalf, so that you can focus on rebuilding your life and providing a stable, loving home for your children.

Thoughtful, dedicated legal help when fighting contentious spouses

Tips on navigating a high-conflict divorce

    • Plan carefully: Make sure you have the money and access to credit you need before you announce your desire for a divorce, so that if your spouse takes drastic and spiteful measures such as cleaning out a bank account or closing joint cards when they find out you’re leaving, you won’t be left high and dry.
    • Don’t communicate directly: Choose a lawyer with whom you feel comfortable communicating, who will speak with opposing counsel on your behalf so that you don’t have to talk directly to your ex unless absolutely necessary. If you do need to communicate with your spouse, keep your communications in writing. Back up your text messages and save your emails.
    • Avoid attempts by your spouse to draw you into a conflict: Often, combative spouses use conflict to continue exerting control over and manipulating their spouse. If you don’t respond to these attempts to ensnare you with an emotional response, your ex will not get the response they’re seeking and will give up. Simply refer your ex to your attorney, rather than engaging in these fights yourself.
    • Find an attorney who understands high-conflict divorce and is equipped for the fight: At Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP, we’ve been litigating Hudson Valley divorce cases for decades. We know the sorts of tactics deployed by angry and vengeful spouses, such as withholding important financial documents, disobeying court orders, and preventing the other parent from visiting with their children. We also know how to skillfully implement tools of litigation such as discovery and contempt motions to regain control over your case.

Consult with our skilled Hudson Valley divorce attorneys today

Divorce is never a pleasant experience, but some divorcing spouses seem to relish making the process as contentious, drawn-out, and miserable as possible. Without the right legal help on your side, you could find yourself ensnared in years of courtroom battles, spending thousands of dollars to continue waging battles that are ultimately not important. Find out if our knowledgeable, compassionate, and trial-ready Kingston high conflict divorce lawyer is the right fit for you and your divorce case by contacting the Hudson Valley offices of Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP today for a consultation, in Marlboro at 845-236-4411, and in Kingston at 845-331-4100.

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