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Matrimonial Law

This area of law is not only one of the more complex areas of law but also one that is often emotionally draining on the client going through the legal process associated with a Separation Agreement or Divorce

Finances often top the list of matrimonial worries. It is our firm’s goal to reach a negotiated settlement without the need to litigate issues in an effort to not only reach the best resolution for you and minimize legal costs, but to also keep the emotional toll to a minimum.

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Separation Agreement

A Separation Agreement is a legally binding contract negotiated and entered into between you and your spouse. Such an agreement resolves all issues such as custody, visitation and child support.

A Separation Agreement also addresses such issues as which spouse retains the marital home, division of retirement/investment accounts that may have been accumulated during the marriage by you or your spouse as well as deny allocation for debts incurred during the marriage.

Divorce

There a various requirements to meet the jurisdictional elements on order to commence a Divorce action in New York State.

Filing a Divorce action requires filing fees and "grounds" for the Divorce must be alleged. There are various grounds for divorce in New York State such as Abandonment, Cruel & Inhuman Treatment and Irretrievably Broken for at least 6 months to name a few. New York State is not a "no-fault" state and grounds may be opposed by the defendant spouse.