Family law is a complex process, and the outcomes of your case can affect your entire life. Your legal situation is made even further complex by unique procedural rules. New York in particular has many distinct laws regarding
divorce, child support, and custody.
Mr. Corletta has been a domestic relations and family law practitioner since 1981. He handles cases involving divorce, custody, child support, maintenance (alimony) and property distribution. Mr. Corletta practices in both Divorce Court and Family Court. Prior to his admission to the Bar, he worked as a law clerk for a prominent matrimonial practitioner in Buffalo, New York. After admission, he continued to work for the same practitioner and participated in one of the first major cases under New York's new "Equitable Distribution" law.

Mr. Corletta is well versed in the highly technical and unique procedural aspects of New York divorce law, which is different from most in the nation. New York has its own unique procedural rules for commencement of a divorce action, which are different from other civil cases. Even so-called "default divorces" are somewhat complex, given the number of documents that must be prepared and the evidentiary showing that must be made.
Thomas A. Corletta, family law courthouse in Rochester, NY


New York has distinct rules with respect to child support and child support-related expenses, and also has a distinct and unique body of case law with respect to issues of custody and visitation.

New York also has a new and unique statute with respect to maintenance (alimony) which contains a formula and 19 different factors to consider. New York also passed a no-fault divorce law in 2010. 

Property settlements are governed by the so-called "Equitable Distribution" law that went into effect in July of 1980. This governs distribution of marital real and personal property. Said distribution is no longer based upon fault and is instead based upon the concept that marriage is an economic partnership contributed to by both parties.


Like all legal matters, each divorce case is different and must be evaluated on its own facts. If you are contemplating divorce, please contact Mr. Corletta for a consultation. As aforementioned, special procedural rules apply to divorce cases, making them extremely time intensive. Clients are required, under New York State law, to receive certain disclosures from an attorney at the beginning of the representation. Any attorney/client relationship in a domestic relations case must have a Written Retainer Agreement.

Find an Attorney Who Knows New York Law

Mr. Corletta has worked with family law in Rochester, NY for more than 30 years. He first served as a law clerk for a family lawyer in Buffalo. During this time, lawmakers had recently passed New York's new Equitable Distribution law, which governs marital property distribution. Mr. Corletta worked on one of the first important cases affected by this law.

Since then, Mr. Corletta has represented many family law cases as a solo practitioner. He knows the intricacies of New York law. For example, he has worked with New York's distinct laws and regulations regarding child support and custody.

He's also familiar with New York's unique alimony statute and how those factors can apply to your case. Trust Mr. Corletta's history of success to give you an advantage in your case.  

Trust Your Case to an Experienced Advocate

If you need guidance in family law in Rochester, NY, contact Mr. Corletta. His experience in the legal process will help you feel at ease as you fight for your case. With his help, you can navigate the steps of complicated procedures and meet hard deadlines for time sensitive legal cases.  

Call Mr. Corletta's law office today at 585-546-5072 for experienced legal support.
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