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Main Office
381 Sunrise Highway, Suite 308
Lynbrook  NY  11563

Phone
  • (516) 512-8300
Child Custody
We handle Initial custody determinations as well as Modifications of custody and emancipation.
There are two types of custody – Legal custody and Residential Custody. Legal custody refers to decision making and parental responsibility for the child. Residential custody, or physical custody, refers to the location of the parent with whom the child(ren) resides. Custody battles are often the most emotional and contested areas of a divorce. Although the Court is guided by numerous factors in deciding custody, the overriding principle is the best interests of the child. This principle is very complex and needs to be carefully molded and presented to the court in the most favorable light.
Family
We offer legal representation in a wide range of Family matters, including divorce, custody, child support, spousal support, orders of protection and equitable distribution.
Family law is a very personal and sensitive area of the law. Being represented by quality attorneys is an important step towards protecting or securing your rights. Whether dealing with a divorce, custody, child support or other family law related matters, the experience and knowledgeable attorneys at the Law Office of Tzvi Y. Hagler, will aggressively pursue your interests.
Divorce
At the Law Office of Tzvi Y. Hagler, P.C., we handle both Uncontested and Contested divorce matters. We vigorously and carefully negotiation and litigate divorces including custody, child support, maintenance, and equitable distribution.
In New York, the parties for Divorce must establish both residency requirements and grounds in order to proceed and obtain a Divorce and dissolution of the marriage. A divorce not only dissolves the marriage but will entail a distribution of marital assets, as well as resolve custody, child support, and maintenance when applicable.

There are many aspects of a divorce which need to be properly addressed and resolved. Accordingly, it is essential to be represented by a passionate, devoted and knowledgeable attorney who will fight to obtain the best result possible. At the Law Office of Tzvi Y. Hagler, P.C., the attorney will be dedicated to you and your divorce proceeding, focused on your needs, wishes, and desires. You will be carefully guided through this difficult and tiresome episode.

A divorce involves the resolution of numerous related issues including custody, child support, maintenance and equitable distribution.

Custody: There are two types of custody – Legal custody and Residential Custody. Legal custody refers to decision making and parental responsibility for the child. Residential custody, or physical custody, refers to the location of the parent with whom the child(ren) resides. Custody battles are often the most emotional and contested areas of a divorce. Although the Court is guided by numerous factors in deciding custody, the overriding principle is the best interests of the child. This principle is very complex and needs to be carefully molded and presented to the court in the most favorable light.

Child Support: In New York, both parents have an obligation to support their child(ren). There is a statutory formula to calculate the amount of basic child support each parent is legally obligated to provide for their child(ren). In events of a divorce, or where the parents are not living together, the non-custodial parent is directed to pay his/her share of support to the custodial parent. In addition to basic child support, parents can be obligated by the Court to pay their pro-rata share for additional expenses, such as health insurance, extracurricular activities, child care, etc.

Maintenance: Maintenance or spousal support refers to the money provided by the monied spouse to the non-monied spouse for his/her support. In situations where one spouse was the bread winner or supporter of the family and the other spouse was either a stay-at home parent and/or does not earn sufficient income to support himself/herself, there could be an award of maintenance to allow for the non-monied spouse to receive additional income post-divorce. Maintenance can be for a certain time period or lifetime, depending on the factors, including financial capabilities of the parties, age and health of the parties and duration of the marriage.

Equitable Distribution: Equitable Distribution refers to the division and apportionment of marital property between the parties. Equitable does not mean equal, and it is for this reason that it is imperative to carefully classify each and every asset as either marital or separate, and the marital portion of each. All types of property and assets are subject to division including real estate, bank accounts, securities, pensions, retirement accounts and even advanced degrees and enhanced earnings.

Often spouses decide that a divorce is not beneficial to them and they opt for a legal separation and separation agreement. A major benefit to this avenue as opposed to a divorce is that it allows for one spouse to remain on the health insurance policy of the other. A separation agreement is very similar to an agreement for a divorce, however it does not dissolve the marriage. It can provide for custody, visitation, child support, maintenance and equitable distribution. In fact, a separation agreement can convert to a divorce agreement after one year has elapsed and the spouses remain living separate and apart pursuant to the terms contained in the separation agreement.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

The Law Office of Tzvi Y. Hagler, P.C., has the experience and knowledge to handle even the most intricate and complex legal needs. We offer not just our legal knowledge and experience, but a close and personal relationship with all clients while maintaining their best interests at heart. We strive not only to increase our successes, but primarily to ensure all our clients are satisfied with our representation.

When selecting and retaining the services of the Law Office of Tzvi Y. Hagler, P.C., you choose a law firm which strives to achieve the client’s wishes and goals. Whether you need guidance with Divorce, Family Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Wills, Trusts and Estates, or other various legal needs, the Law Office of Tzvi Y. Hagler, P.C. will demonstrate their knowledge, experience and devotion to your important and critical legal matter.

During what can be some of the most tumultuous times a person can face, the Law Office of Tzvi Y. Hagler, P.C. will stand by your side, dedicated to your case, and remain deeply concerned about its outcome. When you entrust your legal matter to the Law Office of Tzvi Y. Hagler, P.C., you not only retain an advocate who will aggressively pursue your legal rights, but a firm that is compassionate and caring.

For experienced and dedicated legal representation for all your Divorce, Family Law, Personal Injury, Wills, Trusts and Estates, or other legal needs, contact the Law Office of Tzvi Y. Hagler, P.C. without delay and begin to achieve your desired results immediately.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

A knowledgeable and properly informed client is always encouraged by all of our clients. The client's input only serves to make the negotiation and/or litigation better for the client.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

At the Law Office of Tzvi Y. Hagler, P.C., we use all applicable forums available to resolve the case. Each case and client has different needs and are better served by different types of procedure to reach a resolution.

Tzvi Hagler

Since graduating from Hofstra University School of Law in 2008, Mr. Hagler has been aggressively and passionately representing clients throughout New York City, Long Island, as well as New Jersey. Mr. Hagler has appeared in the Supreme Court, Family Court, Civil Court and District Courts carefully guiding clients through a wide array of legal matters and disputes.

Mr. Hagler has successfully litigated and negotiated for clients dealing with complex issues and sensitive matters including divorce, custody disputes, child support, spousal support, neglect proceedings and equitable distribution. Mr. Hagler maintains a unique blend of toughness and compassion combined with insights and knowledge of the law, allowing him to assist clients involved in acrimonious and intricate matters. His devotion to clients means that he personally handles each client and matter as if it were his own.

Mr. Hagler has fought for Personal Injury clients recovering from Car Accidents, Slip and Falls, and other injury causing incidents. While your energy is focused on a speedy medical recovery, you can trust that Mr. Hagler will focus on obtaining a monetary award for your pain and suffering. The dedication Mr. Hagler displays in protecting his client
License
  • Bar Number: 1
    New York , 2009
  • Bar Number: 2
    New Jersey , 2008

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