DIVORCE AND SEPARATION LAWYER IN NYC AND LONG ISLAND
"No fault" divorce became available in New York at the end of 2010. Either spouse can be granted a divorce if the marriage has been "irretrievably broken" for at least six months. Conversion divorces are still available, which used to be the closest option to no fault, after a husband and wife have been legally separated. Fault based grounds also remain possibilities under the New York Domestic Relations law. Specifically, a divorce can be granted for: cruel and inhuman treatment; abandonment (physical or "constructive") for one or more years; imprisonment (although it must be for three years or longer); and adultery. Maintenance (aka alimony), child custody, child support, child custody, and parenting time (visitation) must be resolved either by agreement or a judge's decision before a divorce can be finalized.
Traditionally, divorces in New York have been resolved by a judge’s decision or settlements in the adversarial litigation process. When there are no unsettled issues, the divorce can proceed as an uncontested matter. This office can represent you under the traditional approach (or an alternative approach) and fights hard to protect the rights of its clients.
We strive to get the best results for our clients. Call for a free initial phone consultation with an experienced and reputable Long Island or New York City divorce lawyer.