Contested Divorce Help from Albany Lawyers/Attorneys

Contested Divorce Lawyers Attorneys Albany Capital Region NY

While uncontested divorces are typically quicker and less expensive, an uncontested divorce is not always possible. In order to obtain a divorce in New York, you must resolve all issues ancillary to the divorce, which include, division of your assets, custody, child support, spousal support and payment of attorney fees.  When you cannot resolve these issues amicably with your spouse through negotiation, litigation may be necessary.

During the litigation process both parties will be required to engage in financial discovery.  Depending on the case, this may include the exchange of financial documents and/or depositions.  Depositions are when the parties are asked questions under oath. The discovery process may also include appraisals of any marital property and valuations of businesses.

After discovery is complete it is customary for the two side to try to reach an agreement.  If an agreement cannot be reached the case will proceed to a trial. After trial the Judge will render a decision resolving all of the ancillary issues to your divorce.

With the fate of your children and financial stability at stake it is imperative that you have a skilled and knowledgeable attorney on your side. The attorneys at Rhoades, Cunningham & McFadden, PLLC will explain each step of the process, explaining your rights and responsibilities at each phase and guide you through the conclusion of your case.

If you choose to go through the New York Family Court system, you can ensure that the rights of both parties are represented. An Albany contested divorce lawyer or attorney, like Rhoades, Cunningham & McFadden will see that you are properly taken care of. We can help ensure your property, and other assets are divided legally and fairly. If you have multiple assets, including a joint bank account, a contested divorce may be a good option.

Several Testimonials From Our Clients…

“Karen Rhoades is an exceptional divorce attorney and I would highly recommend her services to anyone in need of them. She and her team were incredibly professional and they did a great job of explaining and facilitating the process. Karen meets you wherever you are to explain your options and present you with ideas based upon her knowledge and experience. My divorce was more amicable than many and Karen did a terrific job respecting the mediation process I was using. Divorce is never easy, but Karen takes what can be a complicated process and creates a streamlined one. Karen and her co-workers are easy to talk with and are always looking out for your best interest.”

Susan B., Clifton Park NY

“Regarding attorney John McFadden:  Exceptional lawyer, was able to successfully get me out of some trouble I never imagined could have happened. Highly recommended!”


“I had a complicated and emotional legal matter with my ex.  John [McFadden] was there every step of the way fighting for my rights.  I am glad I had John on my side.”

M.M., Latham NY

“I felt my divorce would go on forever before I hired Attorney Rhoades. She was incredibly professional, returned my calls and emails promptly and always explained my case and my options to me in detail. In the long run I was able to get everything I was asking for and more! Karen was always prepared, was a strong advocate and always spoke with knowledge about my case. Thank you so much Karen for the great job you did!! You’re professionalism, courteous attitude and willingness to fight for my rights should not go unnoticed!!”

K. F., Saratoga Springs NY

“Professional, focused, knowledgeable and trustworthy”

Repeat Client

“After calling several attorneys in the area for advice, I found Mr. McFadden and received a free consultation and his fee was very reasonable. he is very knowledgeable on the laws and rights of people charged with drug offenses.”


“Dan Cunningham my divorce two years ago.  He did a great job and I refer him to all my friends.  This firm is the best!”

L.C., East Greenbush NY

“My experience with Karen [Rhoades] was exceptional. I was going through a pretty tough time in my life when I contacted her office and her knowledge and experience in the law was like a breath of fresh air during this rough time. I would recommend her to anyone with a legal problem.”

Sandra, Albany NY

“I can’t say enough about this firm.  They were thoroughly professional, knowledgeable and lead me through a tough divorce.  Highly recommended.”