Frequently Asked Divorce on Long Island Questions Answered
No-Fault divorce on Long Island is a way to get a divorce without assigning blame to one spouse or the other. While a “Fault” divorce requires that one spouse show the other spouse committed an act such as cruelty, adultery or abandonment, no-fault divorce instead asks a spouse to simply show that the marriage has “broken down irretrievably” for at least six months.
Ideally, divorces are settled outside of court through mediation, collaborative divorce, or settlement, saving the parties time, money and stress. However, for some people involved in a on Long Island, NY divorce, staying out of court is simply not an option. Disputes in divorce typically revolve around issues in child custody and child support, and spousal support. When an agreement or settlement cannot be reached through other means, the notorious task of divorce litigation ….
On Long Island, both parents have a legal responsibility to financially support their child. The parent with whom the child lives is known as the “custodial parent”. The parent who does not live with the child is known as a “non-custodial parent”. A non-custodial parent must provide financial assistance for the support of his or her child even though he or she does not live with the child. This is true even in cases where a child spends equal time ….
Long Island Divorce Mediators handle divorce mediation as an option for married couples who wish to divorce but wish to avoid the time, expense and stress of hashing out all of their personal details in court. In divorce mediation, you and your spouse meet with a neutral third-party divorce mediator to decide the terms of your divorce. Things like division of property, responsibility for debts and liabilities, child custody and visitation ….
On Long Island, when a couple decides to divorce, there is inevitably property that must be divided so that each spouse can have some property each spouse goes their separate way. Nassau and Suffolk Counties are governed by New York state law which provides for “Equitable Distribution” of both assets and debts. This means that both assets and debts can be split between the parties in a manner that is determined by the court….
A divorce can be an emotional experience for everyone involved. Even if you and your spouse agree that it is best for everyone to end your marriage, the process can be naturally fraught with all kinds of emotional landmines that cause unimaginable stress to all parties involved. It’s simply not practical to believe that you can keep feelings of loss, anger and betrayal out of the process. However, at its legal core, a divorce is about handling all the practical matters that need to be addressed so you and your spouse can move on with your lives.
The law firm of Robert E. Hornberger, P.C. is committed to keeping its fees affordable for Long Islanders like you. It is impossible to quote how much your divorce will cost without knowing the specifics of your case. Every case is unique and every methodology of divorce resolution has a different cost associated with it based upon the time and resources we need to dedicate to resolving your case and protecting your interests.
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