New York Divorce Attorney
Divorce Lawyer Serving Long Island, NY
Making the decision to file for divorce is difficult. Following through
can be even more complex and emotionally trying, particularly if you have
children. New York divorce lawyer Sari M. Friedman is dedicated to guiding
individuals and families through the divorce process in such a way as
to cause the least amount of turmoil and emotional trauma – all
while protecting the interests and future of her clients.
A mother of two, with over 35 years of legal experience and a legal practice
devoted exclusively to matrimonial and family law, Attorney Sari Friedman
has the knowledge and familiarity with New York divorces and all of the
issues that surround a divorce. This includes:
child custody and
alimony or maintenance,
visitation and more. Attorney Friedman and her team of skilled family law attorneys
help clients throughout all of Long Island & New York City.
Filing for Divorce in New York
To file for divorce in New York, you must have
grounds. New York is what is referred to as an “at fault” divorce
state, meaning that you cannot file for divorce based upon irreconcilable
differences. The grounds for divorce in New York include: cruel and inhuman
treatment, abandonment, adultery, legal
separation, irreconcilable differences and imprisonment.
When two people agree to divorce, they can immediately execute a legal
separation agreement and then apply for divorce one year after the date
the agreement is executed. However, such issues as custody, spousal and
child support, visitation and property division must be determined in
the separation agreement. This does not preclude the parties from obtaining
a divorce sooner if other existing grounds for divorce exist.
Nassau, Suffolk & Westchester Divorce Attorney
The attorneys at Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law are dedicated
to providing families with experienced, professional and personalized
legal representation through every step of the New York divorce process.
Our team treats each client with the utmost importance and strives to
obtain results through skilled legal counsel, all at an affordable cost.