divorce in Long Island is grabbing national headlines at it has lasted for 12
years, and counting. This makes for one of the longest divorces ever in
New York. As can be expected from such a lengthy process, each spouse
is pointing fingers at the other, blaming the other for the exorbitant
legal costs and unreasonable delays, even calling one another dishonest.
One spouse, a 73-year-old lawyer who is representing himself, blames the
other spouse for her retaining expensive divorce lawyers delay the process,
and he also calls the court system warped. He also alleges that his estranged
spouse is tenaciously trying to get as much money out of the divorce as
possible, while she hid about $1.2 million in assets that she inherited.
He himself is living in a multi-million dollar home that is 10,000 square
feet, but it is a property that is being held in a trust for a granddaughter.
He says his only income is from Social Security, and that he has been
drained of millions of dollars in the divorce process thus far.
Of course, that is only one side of the story. According to the other spouse,
the 73-year-old attorney is to blame for this insane process. Her lawyers
point out that he has engaged in numerous other legal processes that are
simply bogging everything down. Her attorney says the other spouse has
filed for bankruptcy, filed lawsuits against his law partners, and is
also contending issues with the Internal Revenue Service. Her attorney
voiced her wish to be done with the divorce already so she can move forward.
Both parties seem to agree, however, that they will ideally complete the
divorce by the end of this year. Their next hearing is in May.
A Better Way to Divorce
If a couple bitterly contends every term of the divorce, dragging out every
issue in court in a bid for revenge or for more in assets, it only means
that both spouses will lose a great deal in time and pay enormous amounts
in stress. And that is not to mention the ballooning legal fees. While
it is imperative that you get a fair result in a divorce so as to be set
up for the future you deserve, a couple does not have to engage in slash-and-burn
tactics to get that outcome. There truly is such a thing as an amicable
divorce. Many couples have successfully made it through such processes as
divorce mediation or an
uncontested divorce, and these processes allow both spouses to quickly move on with their
lives—without having to go through the agony of an unnecessarily
long and nasty divorce.
If you want to learn more about how to achieve as simple and stress-free
a divorce as possible,
contact the Meyers Law Group, P.C. today. And if you are looking for an experienced divorce attorney in Long
Island, then you can find the legal representation that you deserve when
you call our firm today!