Experienced and Dedicated Syracuse Divorce Lawyers to Guide You Through
The divorce process can take between six months for an uncontested divorce and three years or longer for a complicated contested divorce. We’re here for you throughout to explain the process and your potential outcomes. We’ll help you gather the necessary documentation and prepare pleadings, responses, orders, and final judgment. We’ll review your marriage history as well as your needs and concerns. We’re creative problem-solvers as well as dedicated advocates.
What to Plan for with a Divorce
It’s essential to plan financially and emotionally for a divorce. Financial planning involves getting your financial papers together and establishing your own credit and bank accounts. Emotional planning means seeking support from others and focusing on your life goals beyond divorce. Our Syracuse Divorce Lawyers can help you through this challenging process by offering both legal and practical advice.
Negotiating a workable settlement or litigating to reach that result can take time. We’ll make sure you understand what to expect at all stages, both in terms of time and reaching your desired terms. We always seek an agreed-upon resolution but are prepared to vigorously pursue your rights in court if it’s necessary to achieve a fair result.
Our team will explain both the laws and how the courts are likely to view your case. We’ll discuss the equitable distribution of marital property, child custody and support, and spousal maintenance issues. By understanding your priorities and emphasizing your needs in a fair resolution, we can reach a well-grounded outcome that best serves both parties.
Understanding Syracuse, NY Divorce Laws
To seek a divorce in Syracuse, you need to have been married in New York or resided as husband and wife in New York and lived apart for one year. You can also get a divorce in Syracuse if either party has lived in New York for at least two consecutive years. If the grounds for an “at-fault” divorce occurred in New York, a divorce action might be brought if both parties live in New York or one spouse has resided in New York for one year.
Procedures to equitably divide marital property and provide child custody, support, and maintenance are complex and involve mathematical calculations applied to assets and income. Our divorce lawyers thoroughly understand these calculations, and the factors courts consider when applying them.
How Our Syracuse Lawyers Can Help You
We can help you even if your divorce proceeding is already underway or a divorce judgment has been entered. We have decades of experience with divorce, equitable distribution, child custody and support, and maintenance issues. Our creativity and ability to craft resolutions that meet both parties’ needs give us an upper hand. Let us bring our expertise, compassion, and know-how to you and your situation. Contact us today.