Criminal Charges and Divorce

Learn What to Do if You are Dealing with Criminal Charges and Divorce

Are you facing criminal charges and divorce court at the same time? Ashley Mahserjian, one of our Albany child custody attorneys explain how it could affect your case in the following video.

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If one spouse must handle a criminal matter while a divorce is proceeding, the best course of action is to request a stay in family court. Any statements made in family court can be used against the speaker in criminal court, and there is thus a real risk of a statement made in family court being taken out of context and becoming detrimental during the criminal court proceeding. The best course of action is to resolve the criminal matter before the family court matter can begin.

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Out of Town Legal Resources

We received a call the other day from someone looking for a defense lawyer to defend them against drug charges in Western New York. We practice family law, but we found a criminal defense lawyer in Buffalo, NY that did a great job with their online criminal defense resources. If you or someone you know is facing drug charges in New York, check out their online Guide to Drug Crime Laws in New York.