Unfortunately many marriages end in divorce. While couples do not enter into a marriage anticipating divorce, often times one or both parties reach a point in the marriage where they decide to proceed with a divorce. If you and your partner are considering a divorce, the first thing you should to do is consult with a divorce lawyer on Long Island. While there are many law practices on Long Island, the team of attorneys at BMMR works exclusively in Divorce and Family Law and are well versed to handle your matter.
Once you contact BMMR, an attorney will meet with you to review the specific circumstances of your case and help you select the best process for your divorce whether it is sending a letter to your spouse to exchange statements of net worth and scheduling an amicable four-way conferenceortraditional litigation where you file a summons and appear before a judge. At BMMR, the lawyers are also trained mediators and offer a flat fee mediation. Depending on the particulars of your situation, the divorce lawyers at BMMR will help you to make the best decision for your case.
It is extremely important to have the right divorce lawyer on Long Island explain the different options to you and help you select the best route to avoid the costly and potentially time consuming mistake of starting off with the wrong process. Divorce is a very emotional time and at BMMR we are confident we can help you identify your goals and select the right process for you and your family.
When you meet with an attorney at BMMR Family law, she will review the issues of equitable distribution of property, child custody, visitation, child support, maintenance and legal fees to identify the issues in your particular case and help establish a plan to move forward.
Some people are confused with “no-fault vs fault” divorce and “uncontested vs contested” divorce. At BMMR Family Law a lawyer will help you to understand all of the processes to make the best selection.
Until 2010 New York recognized divorce only upon fault-based criteria or upon separation. In August 2010, New York was the last state in the country to allow no-fault divorce when Governor David Paterson signed “no-fault” divorce into law providing a new ground when either party states the relationship between husband and has broken down irretrievably for a period of at least six months. A fault divorce can be obtained due to the following grounds: cruel and inhuman treatment, abandonment for a continuous period of one year or more, imprisonment for more than three years subsequent to the marriage and adultery. A lawyer at BMMR will help you select the appropriate ground for your divorce.
Once grounds are established, the terms of agreement with respect to children, property and support must be discussed and reached. The divorce lawyers on Long Island at BMMR Family Law can help you through what can be a fairly uncomplicated process.