Experienced Long Island Attorneys Provide Simple Divorce Solutions
Low-cost, time sensitive divorce procedures to expedite your divorce process
You may think that if you can just get through your divorce, you can start life fresh. You want it done quickly and at a low cost. But you also need for your divorce to be done right. The agreements you sign regarding child custody, support, alimony and property distribution will have a lasting effect on your life. It's imperative that you hire an experienced lawyer who is highly skilled in divorce and family law. With Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C., you get an attorney who:
- Shares your urgency — We refuse to let the opposition drag out the proceedings.
- Makes a personal investment — We get to know you and identify your goals.
- Litigates skillfully — If litigation becomes necessary, our attorneys know what's required to win.
- Offers authoritative advice — Years of experience in tough divorce cases provides us with a valuable perspective.
Many attorneys are aggressive and hardworking, but lack the singular focus necessary to make them truly successful in the toughest divorce cases. At Salamone & Associates, our trial-tested attorneys only handle divorce and family law cases. Because we handle so many divorces, we repeatedly come across complex issues that most attorneys rarely see. When you hire our team of highly skilled trial lawyers, you know we have the specific knowledge of law and procedure necessary to protect your rights.
An uncontested divorce can save you time and money
Although our firm is known for aggressive litigation, we also help clients avoid litigation altogether. If you and your spouse are reasonably cooperative, we can fast-track an uncontested divorce. Through intensive negotiation and mediation, our attorneys can craft a comprehensive marital settlement agreement that covers all of your ancillary issues and becomes the basis for your divorce order. Settling out of court reduces the cost of divorce and allows you greater control over the ultimate outcome. Although an expedited divorce is easiest for couples without children, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to forge effective child support and child custody agreements. Depending on the law firm you choose to represent you, your divorce could falter and drag on unnecessarily. At Salamone & Associates, you get a legal team determined to deliver a fast divorce that meets your needs.
What are the grounds for divorce in New York?
New York recognizes seven grounds for divorce:
- Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage for at least six months
- Cruel and inhuman treatment
- Abandonment of one spouse by the other for one year
- Imprisonment of a spouse for three consecutive years during the marriage
- Court-ordered separation for one year, if the spouse seeking divorce abided by the judgment of separation
- Separation by agreement for one year, if the spouse seeking divorce abided by the agreement
If any of these grounds apply to you, and you and your spouse want to avoid a contested divorce, we are ready to work for a quick solution that is fair to you.
What is the residency requirement and waiting period for a divorce in New York?
Before you can divorce, you or your spouse must meet New York’s residency requirement, which varies depending on the circumstances. You or your spouse must live in New York for at least one year if any of these conditions are met:
- You were married in New York
- You lived in New York as a married couple
- The grounds for divorce arose in New York
Otherwise, one of you must have lived here for at least two years prior to the filing date. We can determine if you meet any of these requirements and can begin working even before you do.
Can you agree on these issues?
An uncontested divorce requires ironing out a number of details. If you and your spouse have children together, you will need to negotiate arrangements for child custody and visitation rights, as well as a reasonable arrangement for child support.
You will likely also need to determine how to divide your assets. We understand New York’s equitable distribution laws and will to get you a fair deal. Whether you’re anxious about who gets the house, what might become of a 401(k) or how to protect a business, you can trust our advice. If your or your spouse needs alimony, we will negotiate as fair a deal as possible.
Contact a Long Island law firm to help you get a time and cost saving uncontested divorce
Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C. is well-known for aggressive representation in the toughest divorce and family law cases. We focus our skills to deliver low-cost, time-saving uncontested divorces. Contact us online for a free initial consultation with our skilled divorce attorneys. If your case is urgent, do not email. Call us immediately at 1.631.479.3839.