Uncontested Divorce Attorneys on Long Island
Handling Simple Divorce Cases throughout Nassau County
If you are facing the possibility of divorce – even an amicable simple divorce – it is important to understand your rights, your obligations, and most importantly your options.
With over 30 years of combined experience, our Long Island uncontested divorce attorneys have helped guide clients through the divorce process. We are prepared to utilize our experience, knowledge, and skill to quickly and efficiently resolve issues and, wherever possible, avoid the cost of unnecessary litigation.
Discuss your case with us during a free initial consultation. Call (516) 260-5099 to schedule yours.
In a simple divorce, The Pickney Law Firm will work with you to determine which aspects of your divorce you and your spouse can agree on and identify other areas you may not have considered. Our team can help craft a settlement that fits your individualized needs and circumstances.
Approaches to Uncontested Divorce
One common approach to divorce is to negotiate a settlement without having to appear in court – this is known as a separation agreement. If both parties are willing to participate in open and honest negotiations, this can be a highly effective approach to resolving matrimonial issues with minimal legal fees. Parties who have jointly signed a separation agreement can easily submit an uncontested divorce to become legally divorced if they so choose.
An alternative option is to commence a contested divorce proceeding in which both parties would be required to appear in court for one or more court conferences. Over the course of a contested divorce proceeding, parties are required to exchange financial documents, conduct depositions, and ultimately appear at trial. However, very few contested divorce cases reach trial, and a majority of cases are resolved by written settlement, known as a Stipulation of Settlement.
During your divorce, you will have to address:
- Custody of children and parental access schedules
- Child support
- Spousal support/maintenance
- Equitable distribution of marital assets, including but not limited to real property (marital residence), retirement accounts, bank accounts, and vehicles
- Allocation of marital debts, including credit card debt
Our Long Island uncontested divorce attorneys can help you navigate this process and make informed decisions that reflect your best interests.
Work with The Pickney Law Firm
The Pickney Law Firm’s retainer fee for representation in a simple divorce starts at $2,500.00. If both parties cooperate and actively participate in the divorce process, a settlement can be achieved in a matter of weeks. Refusal by one or both parties to produce necessary financial statements and negotiate in good faith will affect the cost of legal fees and the time it takes to complete the divorce.
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.