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Contested Divorce Attorneys on Long Island

Aggressive Representation & Effective Dispute Resolution in Nassau County

If you are considering filing for divorce or have been served with divorce papers by your spouse, it is important to understand your rights and have the guidance of a law firm that can protect you. The attorneys at Pickney Law Firm are experienced in litigating contested matrimonial actions from commencement through trial.

In most circumstances, your attorney should attempt to work with your spouse or their attorney to reduce the number of contentious issues and minimize or avoid the time and expense of litigation. If your spouse is unwilling to be reasonable, you need an attorney with the experience, skill, and knowledge to craft an effective litigation strategy that will allow you to achieve your goals and protect your rights.

At Pickney Law Firm, we don’t just answer your questions – we work with you to create strategies and solutions to fit your unique needs and achieve the results you deserve.

Reach out to us at (516) 565-5555 to request a free initial consultation.

What is a Contested Divorce in NY?

In a contested divorce, you have a lot at stake. Orders and rulings made during this process could affect your life for years to come. That is why it is vital that you retain an attorney who can effectively represent your needs and fight for your rights. The time-frame for a contested divorce may take longer than its counterpart (uncontested), however it can help uncover things such as hidden assets or agendas that are crucial for your well-being going forward.

This type of divorce is when both spouses cannot come to an agreement on certain issues. These issues include:

  • Disagreements over custody of a child or children
  • Determination of income for calculating support obligations
  • Crafting a parental access or visitation schedule
  • Allegations that a party has hidden assets or cash
  • Exclusive use and occupancy of a marital residence
  • Valuation and equitable distribution of a business owned by a party
  • Amount and duration of maintenance (spousal support)
  • Domestic violence towards a spouse or children
  • Parental unfitness, e.g. drug or alcohol abuse, neglect, or abuse of a child

Our retainer fee for representation in a contested divorce starts at $3,500.00.

Handling Every Aspect of Your Divorce

Regardless of the approach that best fits your needs, there are many common issues that must be resolved in any divorce. The decisions made in your divorce can have a significant impact on you and your loved ones.

We can help guide you and your family through matters involving:

To discuss your case with our Long Island contested divorce lawyers, call (516) 565-5555 now.

See What Our Clients Have to Say 

  • 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 Philosophy

  • Client Focused

    Our clients come first. We represent other attorneys during their divorces because they trust us.

  • Experience

    We have over 30 years of combined experience in handling complex divorces & family law matters.

  • Transparency

    We don't leave you in the dark. We pride ourselves on transparent communication at all times with our clients.

  • Excellent Reputation

    We have a strong reputation in this county with judges and other attorneys.


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