New York Divorce Attorneys
Ready to Guide You Through the New York or New Jersey Divorce Process
Divorce is the dissolution of marriage, and it can involve a host of related issues, such as the separation of property, child custody, child support, alimony, and more. These situations range from the simple to complex, but having legal representation can help you make sure your assets are protected, and you receive fair consideration for your rights throughout the process.
If you are considering divorce, contact an attorney from the Law Offices of Iannuzzi and Iannuzzi to discuss the details involved. Our lawyers are able to walk you through the various scenarios so that you can be informed as to your rights, and make an informed decision about the future of your marriage.
Please call our office at (646) 956-2660 to make an appointment to speak to our legal team today.
New York Divorce Laws
Divorce is the legal ending of a marriage through a court order. In order to file for divorce in New York, you or your spouse must either be state resident for at least two years from the date you filed, live in the state when you file for divorce and the cause of divorce happened in New York, or live in New York for at least one year from the date you filed for divorce and your marriage occurred in New York, both spouses lived in the state throughout the marriage, or the cause of the divorce happened in New York.
Next, you must have a ground for divorce. Common grounds include adultery, abandonment, inhuman and cruel treatment, judgment of separation, etc. However, nowadays many people divorce based on a “no-fault” ground, meaning the marriage has “irretrievably broken down” for at least six months.
Third, one spouse files divorce papers and have the copies of the petition served to the other spouse. The spouse who received the papers can respond. If the responding spouse agrees with all the conditions of the divorce, he/she could sign the papers and sent them back to the other spouse, which is known as an uncontested divorce. On the other hand, if the responding spouse doesn’t agree with one or more issues with the divorce, both spouses will be involved in a contested divorce, meaning negotiations between spouses or court hearings will be held, where a judge will decide on the divorce.
When a couple has no children, little or no marital property, no issues of alimony, spouses can generally arrive at a marital settlement and obtain a relatively quick divorce. Most divorces, however, are quite different and involve varying degrees of complexity.
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Divorces are never pleasant, but if handled with the tact and sensitivity of an experienced divorce attorney who advocates on your behalf, they can be relatively painless. The lawyers at our firm have dealt with all kinds of matrimonial disputes, ranging from those which went smoothly and easily to those that resulted in court battles.
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