Queens Uncontested and Contested Divorce Lawyers
There are no winners in divorce. In the best circumstances, each party reaches some of his or her goals and compromises on the remaining issues. In the worst situations, each issue causes litigation. In either a contested or uncontested divorce, it is important to have an attorney who is sensitive to your concerns and willing to fight for your rights.
For guidance through your divorce in the Queens area, contact our New York law firm today.
Divorce Lawyers Protecting Your Rights, Respecting Your Needs
At the Queens law firm of Tarshis & Hammerman, we advocate for clients during divorce. Our attorneys protect your rights while making sure that you understand family law legal processes. This allows you to make informed decisions about the future — yours and your children’s.
Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, you can be assured that our law firm will be supportive throughout the process. In addition, you can be sure that we will tell you about all alternatives so that you can decide which option may best suit your needs and your pocketbook.
New York’s New Divorce Law
In October 2010, New York became the final state to allow no-fault divorce, making it much easier to get a divorce than in previous years. If either the husband or wife makes a sworn statement that the marriage has been “irretrievably broken” for at least six months before the divorce is filed, then the divorce can be granted.
This means that neither party has to prove fault, which was often the source of much stress and negativity. No longer is it necessary to prove, for example, that a spouse was cheating. In order to obtain the no-fault divorce, all other issues must first be resolved, such as custody, child support, visitation, spousal support, equitable distribution of property and any other issues which may arise.
The other spouse can still contest the divorce by saying that the marriage is not irretrievably broken. If this happens, it would be for the court or a jury to make a decision.
Examples of Issues in Divorce
When you are going through a divorce, you will find that almost all aspects of your life are affected. Some of the common issues that arise during a contested or uncontested divorce are:
- Child support and spousal support/maintenance/alimony
- Child custody and visitation
- Asset allocation and property division
- Separation agreements
- Post-judgment enforcement
- Real estate matters related to divorce
Our family law attorneys help clients resolve these issues in a respectful manner that protects their rights and helps them move forward. We are diplomatic in our approach, but aggressive and resolute in our advocacy. The experience of our lawyers allows us to argue your case in the most effective manner possible. When it is necessary to present your story before the judge, we are prepared to be compelling and persuasive.
Please call 877-730-2955 to arrange a free initial consultation to discuss either contested or uncontested divorce. You may also e-mail us at our Forest Hills office to schedule your appointment. We serve clients throughout Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Nassau County in New York.