Long Island Divorce Attorney

Handling Family Law Cases Across New York

Making the decision to file for divorce is difficult. Following through can be even more complex and emotionally trying, particularly if you have children. That is why you need a Long Island divorce lawyer who can handle your case with compassion as well as efficiency.

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:

Attorney Friedman and her team of family lawyershelp clients in Long Island and 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.