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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 matter, a 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.

  • Your Divorce
    Advocates

    When you're going through a divorce, it helps to have someone on your side fighting for you.

    Discover Your Options
  • Keep Your Kids
    Close to You

    If you need representation in a child custody battle, our attorneys are ready to fight for your rights.

    Protecting Your Interests
  • Helping Your
    Family Expand

    Adoption is a noble cause and we would be honored to assist you through the legalities.

    Handling the Process
  • Get a Free
    Consultation

    Schedule your evaluation today and meet with one of our attorneys to discuss your case.

    Get Started Now
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Long Island Divorce Attorney
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