Legal Representation for Divorce on Long Island
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No one gets married with the intention of ending the relationship, but divorce is an unfortunate reality for many couples. Though the divorce process can be long, cumbersome, and complicated, our goal at The Pickney Law Firm is to ease your burden and help you navigate the road ahead. By working with a Long Island divorce lawyer at our firm, you can protect your rights and position yourself for success every step of the way. Our firm proudly serves clients throughout Nassau County.
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How to File for Divorce in New York
The two most important aspects of filing divorce in New York are, first and foremost, the legal paperwork in having the divorce finalized, as well as ensuring the assets are divided appropriately and equitably. Couples with children will also need to settle terms of custody and child support.
One of these minimum requirements must be met in order to file for divorce in New York:
- Both spouses are New York residents, and the reason for the divorce occurred while in the state
- One spouse has been a resident of the State of New York for at least 1 year, and the cause of the divorce occurred while in the state
- One spouse has been a resident of the State of New York for at least 1 year, and the couple was married while in the state
- One spouse has been a resident of the State of New York for at least 1 year, and the couple have been living as husband and wife
- One or the other spouse has been a resident of the State of New York for at least 2 years
In the past, there were several actions that the courts legally recognized as contributing to the breakdown of a marriage. However, this is no longer the case. You do not need to prove that one or the other spouse is at fault for the end of the marriage. This is known as a “no-fault” divorce, and New York State designates you only need to state that the marriage has broken down to the point where you and your spouse cannot reconcile.
Results-Driven Strategies for All Divorce Matters
As you navigate a divorce, you want a knowledgeable and confident attorney by your side every step of the way. Even uncontested divorces can be better resolved with the help of a skilled Long Island divorce lawyer.
At The Pickney Law Firm, we take a comprehensive approach to every case, starting with an initial consultation to get to know you and your situation. Once we understand the unique circumstances of your case, we start crafting a results-driven strategy to achieve your goals.
Our firm handles all matters related to divorce, including:
- Contested divorce
- Separation agreements
- High net worth divorce
- Uncontested divorce
- Child custody
- Child support
- Visitation and parenting time
- Spousal maintenance
- Equitable distribution
Choose The Pickney Law Firm
There are plenty of family law firms to choose from, but The Pickney Law Firm stands out as a firm you can trust with even the most complex or contentious divorce. With exceptional skill and experience both at the negotiating table and in the courtroom, we are prepared for whatever comes our way. Your success is our ultimate priority, and we will work hard to find and implement a solution that meets your needs, for any family law matter.
Christian helped guide me through a very difficult divorce. Now I have custody of my children.- Marc W., Esq.
When my sister needed a divorce attorney, there was only one person I called, Christian.- C.H., Esq.
When I needed a divorce lawyer for my own divorce in Nassau County, I hired Christian Pickney.- J. F., Esq.
Our clients come first. We represent other attorneys during their divorces because they trust us.
We have over 30 years of combined experience in handling complex divorces & family law matters.
We don't leave you in the dark. We pride ourselves on transparent communication at all times with our clients.
We have a strong reputation in this county with judges and other attorneys.