Helping Families Through Divorces in Suffolk County
Standing by Your Side Since 2003
Divorce can be a tricky issue that, unfortunately, happens with couples all the time in the U.S. While you initially may think you both agree on how to divorce amicably, you’ll find that there are numerous details about your shared lives that you don’t see eye-to-eye on when it comes to sharing or dividing. You need a team of lawyers that have handled countless divorce cases before and can stand by your side, helping you make informed decisions. When the emotional toll becomes too much, you can rely on our attorneys to help you through your divorce matters in Suffolk County. At The Meyers Law Group, P.C., we can help you through every aspect of your case so no stone is left unturned.
To learn more or receive legal counsel, call us at (631) 496-1484, or contact us online.
Contested Vs. Uncontested Divorce
There are two types of divorces: uncontested andcontested divorces. If a divorce is uncontested, this means that both parties have agreed to the divorce and have no financial disputes, such as alimony or child custody. These types of divorces save couples money in divorce costs, which include court costs and attorney bills, and can allow couples to get their divorces granted more quickly. If uncontested divorce is an option for you, we can still help by providing you with a divorce mediator and looking over your paperwork to ensure that your rights are being protected.
Contested divorce occurs when either one spouse wants the divorce and the other does not, or the couple disagrees on various aspects of the divorce, especially when it comes to financial obligations. This is the more common type of divorce, as it’s easy for couples to fight over who will receive primary child custody and who will have to pay child support each month. These divorces can be emotionally taxing, but if you have legal counsel with you, we can take on your burdens and work to achieve your desired results. We also offer a number of services when it comes to contested divorce, including divorce litigation.
Do You Have to Be Separated for a Year to Get a Divorce in NY?
For a “no-fault” divorce in NY, legal separation from your spouse for one year is necessary. If you pursue a divorce based on fault, the time separated will depend on the grounds. The grounds for divorce in which you file in New York determine how long you have to be separated from your spouse before filing.
Our Divorce Services
Our Suffolk County attorneys understand how divorce works in New York clearly, and after more than 18 years of practice in and out of the courtroom, we have the experience to help all couples with their unique situations.
Our divorce services include:
- Uncontested divorce
- Contested divorce
- Divorce litigation
- Divorce mediation
- Modification proceedings
- Legalization of same sex marriage
- Same-sex couples
You can trust The Meyers Law Group, P.C. to handle your divorce case carefully, and with empathy.
Call us today for your free consultation at (631) 496-1484.