Divorce Attorneys Serving Hudson Valley
30+ Years of Experience Fighting for Clients’ Best Interests
Divorce is a time of stress and uncertainty about the future. Legal matters related to divorce are complex, so it is important to seek an attorney who has in-depth knowledge of New York divorce law. The Hudson Valley divorce lawyers at Letterio, Shedden & Haug, LLP take the time to understand the unique aspects of your case and provide tailored representation for every client.
If you are contemplating divorce, call (845) 203-0997 to get the legal advice you need.
Requirements to File for Divorce in New York
In order to file for divorce in New York, you must meet the state’s residency requirement and have grounds for the divorce. New York State requires at least two years of residency prior to filing for divorce, or at least one year if you were married in New York, or the grounds for the divorce occurred in this state. The state has no-fault and fault grounds for divorce.
The grounds for divorce in New York include:
- Cruel and inhumane treatment
- Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage for at least six months
- Divorce after a legal separation agreement and living apart for one year
- Divorce after a judgment of separation
Our Hudson Valley divorce attorneys handle all types of divorce, including uncontested, contested, and same-sex divorces. We have more than 30 years of combined legal experience and have handled everything from amicable, simple divorces to complex situations involving businesses, high net worth individuals, and other complicated situations. We can guide you through the process so you can move forward with your life.
How Long Does It Take to Get a Divorce in New York?
IEvery case will have its own unique set of circumstances that can impact the outcome of a divorce. If you have an uncontested divorce, a scenario where you and your spouse have few assets or don't share any children, the divorce could be settled in only a few months. On average, an uncontested divorce case could be resolved in just a few months. A contested divorce, on the other hand, could last between nine months and up to a year, possibly more for very complex cases. Again, it will depend on factors such as custody, property division, or alimony to be settled.
We Understand the Unique Needs of Same-Sex Divorce
While same-sex couples and heterosexual couples face similar challenges in the divorce process, same-sex divorce and custody cases can be more complicated. We are able to navigate complex family law issues, and we understand the nuances that are unique to same-sex divorce cases. We provide outstanding legal representation to our clients regardless of sexual or gender orientation.
Please contact a divorce lawyer near you at (845) 203-0997 for a free consultation. Our office is located in Beacon. Proudly serving Hudson Valley, and also Orange County, Ulster County, and Putnam County.
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