At the law offices of Blumberg, Cherkoss, Fitz Gibbons, Blumberg, our Long Island divorce attorneys understand that emotions can run high during divorce cases. Many people feel overwhelmed and burdened by the New York legal system and the guidelines that need to be followed in order to successfully file for divorce on Long Island. This is where our team comes in.
Our Long Island divorce lawyers have extensive experience in providing trusted representation and dedicated legal counsel to individuals and families. We have been serving our community since 1935 and we may be able to help you, too.
Call (631) 449-7699 for a free consultation with a Long Island divorce lawyer. We serve throughout Nassau County and Suffolk County.
What Are Grounds for Divorce in New York?
New York does not require a specific set of “grounds” in order to file your divorce case. “Grounds for divorce” refers to the reason that the marriage broke down. This is no longer necessary, and you do not need to show your spouse was at fault for the marriage. In this scenario, you only need to state that you and your spouse can no longer be together as a married couple and that there is no chance for you to reconcile.
There are residency requirements, however, to file for divorce. You or your spouse must have been residents of New York State for at least two years prior to filing. Or, you or your spouse have been living in New York state continuously, you were married in the state, and you lived in the state as a couple. The other option would be that you are both residents of New York State on the same day you have filed for divorce, and the grounds for the divorce occurred while in New York State.
Handling All Matters Related to Long Island Divorce
Whether your divorce case is highly contested or can be settled quickly, when you choose to work with our divorce lawyers in Long Island, you will be working with a trusted team who is ready to fight for you, no matter how complex your family law matter might be.
Our Long Island divorce attorneys can help with:
Long Island Divorce FAQ:
Will my divorce paperwork be publicly accessible?
- No. Aside from allowing your spouse or attorney to examine and/or make copies of filed paperwork, all paperwork filed during a divorce will be kept confidential.
What is an uncontested divorce?
- An uncontested divorce is when both spouses are able to agree on all aspects of your divorce, including division of property, child custody, and the grounds for the divorce.
Does the state of New York recognize foreign divorce decrees?
- Yes, as long as certain requirements are met, New York will validate foreign divorces. To learn more about what requirements there are, please contact our firm.
Why Hire a Long Island Divorce Attorney
Divorce is often an emotional and stressful process, and it's important to have excellent representation on your side. Our Long Island divorce attorneys can help you navigate paperwork and offer rational advice to ensure you're fairly given what you're owed. Contact us to schedule a divorce consultation with one of our lawyers today. We look forward to helping you into the next chapter of your life.
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