White Plains Divorce Lawyer for Doctors and Other Medical Professionals

The high stress of medical practice often takes a heavy toll on marriages.

As healers, caregivers and researchers, doctors and other medical practitioners are often under consistently high stress, which can negatively affect their spouses and children, even leading to marital breakup.

The divorce process for doctors, or their spouses, requires specialized knowledge, focused legal strategy and tenacious, experienced representation, given the special nature of the lives of medical professionals. Very often, long hours, irregular and demanding schedules, and the daily pressures of life-saving patient treatment decisions are their norm.

If divorce becomes inevitable, there are numerous issues for divorcing physicians that are of special legal concern, given that such divorces can involve individuals of high income, owners of professional practices, published research works, and often, intellectual property such as drug or medical device patents.

White Plains Doctors Divorce Attorney, Karen M. Jansen, Esq., offers nearly 20 years experience in the valuation of professional practices and licenses, high net worth divorce, division of assets, spousal support, child custody and child support. She has represented both many doctors and doctor’s spouses in the course of her family law career. Through mediation whenever possible, litigation whenever necessary.

Among the many items of special consideration in divorce for doctors and other medical practitioners:

  1. Thorough valuation of licenses, individual or joint practices, property holdings, income, medical student loans and other practice-related assets and debts.
  2. Development of creative custody, visitation and parenting plans, in light of the demanding schedules medical providers experience.
  3. Negotiation of alimony and other spousal payments, based upon financial considerations, individual personal factors and the existence of any prenuptial agreements and/or post nuptial agreements.

White Plains Family and Divorce Lawyer, Karen M. Jansen, Esq., serves clients in Yonkers, New Rochelle, Valhalla, Scarsdale, Bronxville, Rye, Larchmont, Mount Kisco, Katonah, Harrison, Tarrytown and all Westchester County, Rockland County, New York City and New York State communities.