What You Can Expect From Us
Divorce can be difficult to navigate emotionally and legally. You need a law firm that has the following:
- Compassionate Attorneys and Staff
- Capable of Empathy
- Communicates Clearly and Openly
- Maintains a Client Centered Law Practice
- Reasonably Priced
We know that the prospect of divorce can be daunting, so we do everything in our power to make your comfortable. That starts with our initial consultation. We make ourselves available outside of normal business hours so you do not have to miss time from work or other duties. We are also available for Saturday and Sunday appointments as well.
Our consultations are not free, but unlike other attorneys who do provide free consultations, we will provide you with actionable legal advice. Our consultations are priced at a reasonable flat rate, and you will never feel like you are being pressured to retain us.
Obtaining a Divorce in New York
In 2010, New York became a no-fault divorce state. Now, a spouse can petition for divorce by asserting the marital relationship has been irretrievably broken for at least six months. Virtually all of New York's Divorce actions proceed under no-fault. This allows the parties to avoid the other "grounds" for dissolving a marriage such as adultery or cruel and inhumane treatment which could have a reputation harm upon an individual. Under the no-fault divorce law, parties no longer have to endure a long separation either. In any event, using a no-fault does not mean the divorce proceeding will be amicable or uncontested. There could be issues related to the following issues:
- Dividing Martial Assets
- Dividing Debts & Liabilities
- Custody of Children
- Child Support
In a situation where couples can negotiate a settlement on these other aspects of a divorce, that agreement can be provided to a court for approval. If the court approves the agreement, the divorce is then finalized. If the parties are unable to agree on any issue, that could lead to a divorce that is contested. That could mean heavily negotiating settlement agreements, possible mediation, or even litigation.
Even parties who are not in an amicable divorce can usually agree that deciding what is best for themselves is much better than having a judge decide what is best for them. Divorce litigation is expensive and unpredictable.
We provide affordable, quality legal representation for New York divorce litigation. If you're contemplating a divorce, contact us online or call (631) 724-5251 to schedule your initial consultation.