Resolving Your Divorce Issues

Sometimes couples reach a point in their marriage where they realize they may be better off apart than together. While this realization may be frightening at first, it is important to think of divorce as a new beginning and not necessarily the end. Indeed, depending on the circumstances, a divorce can provide both you and your family with the best chance at a fresh start.

If you believe divorce is the right option for you, it is imperative that you get in touch with an experienced divorce lawyer as soon as possible. At Rieger & Fried LLP, our skilled matrimonial attorneys can help you with every aspect of your divorce. Our main goal is to help you obtain the most favorable result as quickly as possible ― we do not want you to have to suffer through this ordeal longer than is necessary. Serving Nassau County and Suffolk County, contact us today if you are interested in a law firm with integrity.

Grounds For Divorce In New York

In New York, most couples seeking divorce do so on the grounds that their marriages have suffered an irretrievable breakdown, which is more commonly known as a "no-fault" divorce.

For the court to grant your no-fault divorce, you must be able to meet three requirements:

  • You or your spouse must declare under oath that your relationship has been irretrievably broken for at least six months.
  • You and your spouse must resolve all other important divorce-related issues, including child custody and visitation, spousal maintenance, property division, and child support or the court must decide these issues for you.
  • You or your spouse must meet the residency requirements for filing a divorce in New York.

Even though no-fault divorces are by far the most common, it is important to mention that several other grounds for divorce continue to exist under New York law, including adultery, abandonment and cruel and inhumane treatment.

We Can Help You Start Your New Life

Regardless of the reason behind your divorce, the dedicated family law attorneys at Rieger & Fried LLP can help you navigate each step. We offer our clients initial consultations. Reach out to us online or call us at 516-712-2268.

We represent clients throughout Long Island and the surrounding areas, including those living in Garden City, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.