Divorce Litigation in Long Island
Divorce refers to the legal process of terminating or ending a marriage. Going through a divorce is never an easy process for either party. Common feelings of sorrow, betrayal, embarrassment, and anger make the divorce process one of the most emotionally difficult experiences in a person’s life. When handling a divorce case, it is important to not only to meet the legal needs of our clients, but also to understand their emotional needs as well. At Meyers Law Group, PC, our dedicated and knowledgeable lawyers have successfully guided countless clients through the divorce process, and helped them reach a fair and favorable result.
Understanding No-Fault Divorce Law
A significant change has been made in New York in regard to divorce, finally granting "no-fault" divorces. New York was the last state in the U.S. to pass laws of this kind. In the past, the requirement that spouses file for divorce based upon specific "grounds" prolonged and aggravated the divorce process. Today, to file for divorce you must meet the state's residency requirements and can choose whether to file for divorce based upon certain grounds or upon the basis that the marriage is irretrievably broken for a period of six months prior to the commencement of the action by stating so in a sworn statement made under oath. Even in a no-fault divorce, however, one spouse may choose to contest the action, or by raising issues in regard to custody, support, or property division as the no fault ground can only be used when all other issues are resolved.
How can a Long Island divorce lawyer benefit your proceedings?
Because the divorce process is a tumultuous time for both parties, it can be very difficult to reach mutual decisions regarding children, property, assets, and other marital responsibilities. If you are going through a divorce, it is important to hire your own attorney to ensure your needs, rights, and desires are protected and acknowledged. At the Meyers Law Group, our compassionate team ensures our clients are informed of their rights, and provide them with the professional guidance they need to make informed and intelligent decisions. We are devoted to providing all of our clients with viable resources, individualized attention, and exceptional legal representation.