Sara Stout Ashcraft provides experienced legal representation in matrimonial issues, which include:
- Child custody, visitation, and support
- Interstate custody and visitation
- Spousal support and maintenance
- Modification and enforcement of judgments and orders
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
Consultation, Negotiation, Litigation
For over a decade, Sara has helped families restructure their lives through divorce. She is well versed in the complexities of New York matrimonial law and court procedures, and she knows how to efficiently negotiate a divorce settlement. Sara is a zealous litigator on behalf of her client’s best interests, and she has achieved positive results for clients in the courtroom.
Child Custody, Visitation, Support
Because decisions relating to children have such far-reaching effects on their future, it is crucial that the issues be handled with experience and sensitivity. With a background in psychology, Sara is particularly adept at helping couples devise a realistic parenting plan that works in the best interests of their children. She carefully explores in detail all factors pertinent to the determination of custody and visitation. Sara is a member of the Fourth Department, Appellate Division, Law Guardian Panel, and has been appointed by the courts to represent children as the Attorney for the Children (law guardian) in both Supreme and Family Courts.
Competent, Caring Counsel
Sara attentively listens to your concerns, and she fully explains and helps you rationally assess your available legal options. Although divorce is rarely easy, Sara’s experience and competence helps you feel confident and comfortable with your divorce decisions.
Please click on the links below to read a few of Sara’s articles published in The Daily Record:
- A child’s wishes and paternity
- When mental illness leads to child neglect
- Age of consent changes
- Court of Appeals affirms child support holding
- Children’s activities and child support
- Third Department does reality check
- Family court cases of interest from 2008
- Guardian now “attorney for the child”
- What do the latest changes to the Domestic Relations Law mean?