Matrimonial & Family Law Disputes

Combining his extensive appellate and complex litigation experience, an increasing number of matrimonial clients are referred to New York lawyer Sanford F. Young to appeal, take over or assist handling problematic matrimonial, divorce and family related cases. Mr. Young is also available to review your case and provide a “second opinion” and make recommendations for how the case is being handled and for future strategy.

Problem cases typically involve prolonged trials, impatient judges, overreaching lawyers, excessive and poor lawyering, unreasonably belligerent spouses, unreported income, hidden assets or lawyers who are outclassed by or overly clubby with their adversaries.

Among the select cases the Law Offices of Sanford F. Young handle are cases and appeals involving equitable distribution, alimony, child support awards, custody, post-judgment enforcement and legal fee requests.

Hidden Assets and Divorce

In the area of equitable distribution, Mr. Young handles highly disputed financial cases involving such issues such as hidden assets, income and fraud. Such complex matrimonial cases require the analysis of a sophisticated attorney. Forensic accountants' work may be of value only if properly supervised and applied by a sophisticated lawyer.

Typical Divorce Cases Involving Hidden Assets And Income Include Situations Where:
  • A spouse/party is self-employed
  • A spouse/party works for a family owned business
  • A spouse/party works for or has ownership in a cash business
  • A spouse/party has more than one source of income
  • There is a substantial disparity between the income, assets, age or background of the spouses
  • The parties have maintained a standard of living (expensive homes, cars, travel, and domestic help) that could not have been paid for by known or reported income and assets

The Law Offices of Sanford F. Young, P.C.'s efforts and experience are geared to uncovering and handling the financial aspects of divorce, including disclosure of hidden assets.

Attorneys Malpractice And Excessive Fee Demands

The Law Offices of Sanford F. Young, P.C. prides itself for not being a part of the established matrimonial bar.

Mr. Young finds that it is an unfortunate reality that lawyer abuse, indifference or incompetence sometimes occurs in the matrimonial area. The firm represents clients who have been the victim of legal malpractice, excessive fee requests, conflicts of interest or worse, and where appropriate, Mr. Young will advise his client of their options against their prior attorneys.

If you are a party to a problematic case or suspect malpractice, you should call The Law Offices of Sanford F. Young, P.C. for a consultation.