Experienced New York Divorce attorneys can negotiate a favorable settlement for your divorce case.
They make all the arrangements necessary for the division of marital property, child custody, child support, visitation, or skillfully litigate complex divorce issues at trial in the state of New York. Divorce Lawyers also negotiate and draft premarital, postmarital and postnuptial agreements.
The state of New York does not recognize no-fault divorce.
Before a divorce can be filed, The sate of New York requires that the spouses live apart for least one year. The parties must fill a Separation Agreement with the local County Clerk before the one-year period begins to run. If after the one year period, the spouse filling for divorce is able to prove that the terms of the Separation Agreement have been performed, the divorce can be obtained without any testimony or personal allegations against either spouse about the reasons for the divorce.
The grounds for divorce in New York state do not include accusations of bad conduct against the plaintiff unless such bad conduct rises to the level of cruel and inhuman treatment.
One or more of these grounds for divorce must be used if one spouse wants a divorce.
If you or your children are being abused or ill treated call 911or child protective services, there is a department in every county in New York State. An Order of Protection can be obtained at the Family Court. After you and your children are protected from harms way, call your New York Divorce Attorney to seek immediate custody of the children.