Long Island Divorce Defense Attorney
Defending You Against an Unwanted NY Divorce or Court Order
For a very long time, the state of New York required couples to have one
of six specific grounds for
divorce, such as adultery, abandonment, imprisonment, cruel and inhuman treatment,
and legal separation for one year; none of these grounds was of the type
considered "no fault" as permitted in every other state in the
country. In October, 2010, however,
"irretrievable breakdown" was added to the divorce statute as
an acceptable ground for divorce.
What Does This Mean for Those Who Do Not Want a Divorce?
The barrier to a divorce has potentially been removed for many people who
wanted one but did not have grounds prior to the new law and were not
willing to perjure themselves or have a trial on the issue. This, however,
leaves many people who may not want a divorce in the situation of feeling
that the filing spouse has all of the power and can get a divorce as a
matter of right, which is incorrect. There can still be a trial on whether
there was an "irretrievable breakdown" of the marriage for at
least six months.
If your spouse has filed for divorce and you would like to contest the
Long Island divorce defense lawyer at our law firm can help. We are highly experienced divorce attorneys
dedicated to protecting the interests of our clients in regard to their
family law matters. Though New York divorce laws have changed, you may
still be able to preserve your marriage.
Nassau County Divorce Attorney Can Protect Your Rights
Defendants who have been served with divorce papers under the new law still
have the ability to fight the divorce for whatever reason they desire
if they feel that the marriage has not irretrievably broken down. Whether
the reason is to preserve the family unit, maintain the financial integrity
of the family, adhere to religious beliefs, or simply buy time in order
to work toward saving the marriage, being served with divorce papers under
this new law is not the end of the line. We are one of a very limited
number of law firms that focuses on defending against divorce. We represent
plaintiffs in divorce and have unique expertise in saving marriages.
Facing an unwanted divorce?
Contact a Nassau County divorce attorney at the firm today.