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Friedman & Friedman PLLC

Long Island Divorce Attorney

Respected & Experienced Divorce Lawyers in Nassau County

Making the decision to file for divorce is difficult. Following through can be even more complex and emotionally exhausting, particularly if you have children. That is why you need a 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.

Why Choose Friedman & Friedman as Your Divorce Attorneys?

As 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 exceptional knowledge and familiarity with New York divorces and all of the issues a divorce involves. This includes matters such as:

Attorney Friedman and her team of Long Island divorce lawyers help clients in Long Island, New York City, and across New York State. No matter where you are in the process of dissolving your marriage, get a caring and capable advocate on your side.

Contact us online or at (516) 688-0088 to discuss your options with a divorce lawyer on Long Island, NY.

Work with One of the Best Long Island Divorce Lawyers Near You

Founding attorney Sari M. Friedman is recognized for professional excellence not only by her clients, but also by her peers in the legal community. This is reflected in the long list of honors, awards, and accolades she has received over her three decades of practice as a matrimonial law and divorce attorney on Long Island, New York.

Attorney Sari Friedman's honors include, but are not limited to:

  • 2012 Leadership in Law Award, Long Island Business News: The Leadership in Law Award recognizes experience, dedication, hard work, skill, tenacity and excellence as qualities for this prestigious award and is dedicated to those individuals whose leadership, both in the legal profession and the community has had a positive impact on Long Island.
  • 2014-2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers®: Super Lawyers® is a designation given to only 5% of the attorneys in New York State.
  • 2015 Long Island’s Top Rated Lawyers, Legal Leaders: Long Island's Top Rated Lawyers is a distinction only given to those divorce lawyers on Long Island who have achieved the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® rating.
  • 2016 Family Business Award, SmartCEO: SmartCEO's Family Business Award recognizes the legacy of Sari’s law firm, as well as her core family values and perseverance to serve generations to come.

Additionally, Sari has been recognized by the Long Island Power Women in Business for her devotion to the Long Island community through her legal efforts.

Attorney Friedman has also been named to the following prestigious lists:

  • National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers in Matrimonial & Family Law
  • Who's Who Top Attorney in North American
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in New York for Client Satisfaction, AIFLA

Attorney Andrea B. Friedman – a named partner of the firm – has been awarded the 2016 Millennial Award from Long Island Business News, which demonstrates her powerful abilities among other young professionals. She has also been presented with the 2016 Stars Under 40 Award from Star Network.

Filing for Divorce in Nassau County

As of 2010, you no longer need grounds for divorce in New York. Rather, New York is what is referred to as a “no fault” divorce state, meaning that you can file for divorce simply based upon “irreconcilable differences.” Many people still file for divorce based on matters that used to be required grounds for divorce, however.

In New York, "irreconcilable differences" can mean almost anything, including:

  • Adultery
  • Abandonment
  • Cruel and inhuman treatment (abuse)
  • Legal separation
  • Imprisonment

Once you have decided that divorce is best for you, the next step is to fill out the appropriate forms. It is vital to have the guidance of a divorce lawyer when completing these forms, since these documents will directly affect any decisions for property division, child support, alimony, custody, etc. You will then file these forms with the clerk at the Westchester County Court.

Where to File for Divorce on Long Island

Nassau Family Court

1200 Old Country Rd #2
Westbury, NY 11590
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Queens County Family Court

151-20 Jamaica Ave
Jamaica, NY 11432

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Suffolk County Family Court

400 Carleton Ave
Central Islip, NY 11722
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Divorce in New York

Regardless of why you are seeking a divorce, you need the professional knowledge and advocacy of a Nassau County divorce attorney. Attorney Sari Friedman has more than 35 years of experience in New York divorce laws and is highly recognized in the legal community for her skill and commitment to excellence. Turn to Friedman & Friedman PLLC, Attorneys at Law if you are in need of legal counsel through every step of the divorce process.

How Long Does a Divorce Take in NY?

In New York, there is no formal waiting period for a divorce decree to be entered by a judge. This means that uncontested divorces can be finalized in a matter of weeks as long as both parties are able to complete and file the necessary paperwork and pay all fees in a timely manner. They need only wait for a court appointment to present their divorce decree to a judge to be entered and the divorce finalized.

Contested divorces in New York can take much longer, whether it be several months, a year, or more. The length of a contested divorce case depends on court schedules and how long it takes a judge to come to final decisions on each aspect of the divorce, such as property division, custody, support, etc.

Want to make sure your divorce is as quick, smooth, and cost-effective as possible? Call Friedman & Friedman PLLC, Attorneys at Law today at (516) 688-0088 to learn how we can help with divorce in Nassau County.

Uncontested Divorce – Court May Not Be Necessary

Most people think of heated courtroom battles when they think of divorce, but the truth is that most divorces are settled outside of court. Mediation and collaborative law are two means of getting a divorce decree when the matter is uncontested.

Mediation is when both parties in divorce are guided by a neutral, third-party mediator as they work out the terms of their divorce agreement together. Collaborative divorce is when each party retains their own attorney for counsel, but still meet outside of court to negotiate each aspect of their divorce agreement.

Usually, the only time the parties must step into a courtroom during an uncontested divorce is when they present their divorce agreement to a family law Judge to be entered and finalized.

Do you both want a divorce in New York? Learn more about out-of-court options: (516) 688-0088. Our Nassau County divorce mediation lawyers can help.

Understanding Legal Separation vs. Divorce

When two people agree to divorce in NY, they can immediately execute a legal separation agreement and then apply for divorce one year after the date the agreement is executed. However, issues such 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.

Handling Divorce & Family Law Cases on Long Island, NY

Sari M. Friedman is an experienced matrimonial and family law attorney on Long Island who is a mother of two. She personally understands the importance of family and of protecting the rights and future of your children. As such, our firm strives to provide only the best-possible divorce and family law representation in order to help our clients reach their individual goals as they relate to their matrimonial or family law matter.

Protecting your future and rights is very important to you and should be equally important to your attorney. Our Long Island divorce law firm is fully dedicated to assisting you through your family law situation in every way possible.

Suffolk & Nassau County Divorce Attorneys

The attorneys at Friedman & Friedman PLLC, 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.

Contact us today to consult a recognized and trusted divorce lawyer in NYS.

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