Long Island Divorce Mediation Attorneys
An alternative to divorce litigation: Assisting clients throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island.
Litigation Alternatives – NY Divorce Mediation, Collaborative Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Given today’s tough economic times and the prevalence of New York divorce, many couples are looking for ways to resolve divorce or separation issues outside of court. And many find workable solutions through divorcemediation, collaborative law, or some other type of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) technique. Alternatives to litigation save considerable time and expense. Such approaches also avoid adversarial trials that create untold stress for couples and their children. At Long Island Divorce Solutions, our New York divorce lawyers help clients explore more amicable divorce methods than traditional litigation.
Changes in NY Divorce Laws
In 2010, changes in NY divorce laws introduced a no-fault divorce option. As a result, uncontested divorce became more realistic for many couples. Through mediation, collaborative law, or a negotiated settlement, our attorneys can help you and your spouse obtain an uncontested divorce that serves both of your needs and takes decision-making out of the court’s hands. Once you sign the settlement agreement, which our attorneys ensure is legally sound, the court typically finalizes the divorce. You can eliminate months or years of a long, drawn out, costly and emotionally draining divorce battle.
NY Uncontested Divorce Help
Couples who are in agreement on the issues of their divorce may opt for an uncontested divorce. Because this type of divorce can be a very straightforward approach, couples may attempt a NY uncontested divorce on their own without benefit of a divorce attorney. However, the process can stall and spouses may discover that his or her spouse is not in full agreement on some issues and chooses to fight those contested issues. Further, by approaching an uncontested divorce without an attorney you may risk losing certain rights that you are unaware of when attempting to handle the proceedings on your own. Our NY divorce attorneys can help you through your uncontested divorce proceedings while protecting your rights and ensuring a fair settlement relative to: property division; custody and support; spousal maintenance; insurance benefits; and other pertinent issues.
Helping Clients in Nassau and Suffolk Counties Overcome Divorce Obstacles
Through informal sessions, one of our divorce mediators or collaborative lawyers can help you address issues such as: child custody, property division, visitation, child support, spousal support, debts of the parties and medical insurance.
We help you preserve your dignity and foster mutual cooperation during the settlement process. Rely on our experienced Long Island divorce attorneys to provide the compassion and savvy legal guidance you need. Call (631)539-9610 today or contact us online to find out more about solutions for your divorce.
New York Divorce Lawyers, Long Island
Types of Divorce in Suffolk and Nassau Counties, NY
Beginning the divorce process can be difficult and often confusing, particularly if you are not sure of the right approach for your circumstances. The experienced NY divorce lawyers at Long Island Divorce Solutions can help you determine which type of divorce is most appropriate for your situation. We have helped clients in all types of NY divorce, including:
An uncontested divorce occurs when both spouses agree to the divorce and have no uncontested issues between them. Typically, an uncontested divorce can be obtained without going to court. Even in cases where one of the spouses contests an issue, if the issue can be resolved, the divorce may proceed as uncontested.
A contested divorce occurs when one or both of the spouses contest issues, grounds, or terms of the divorce. Contested divorces can often end up in court and may or may not involve fault grounds such as:
- Cruel and inhuman treatment
- Abandonment for a continuous period of one year of more
- Imprisonment for more than three years subsequent to the marriage
- Conversion of a separation agreement
- Conversion of a written and acknowledged separation agreement after living separate and apart for more than one year
Collaborative divorce is a new alternative to litigated divorces that resolves issues through the mutual cooperation of divorcing spouses. Collaborative divorce in NY forms a team of the spouses, their attorneys, and other professionals to address the unique needs of your family. Because of the cooperative dynamic of collaborative divorce, you have a much better chance at a positive outcome than you have by litigating the issues.
Mediated divorce uses a neutral third party to help divorcing couples resolve marital disputes. The goal of a NY mediated divorce is to help you reach an agreement on any disputed issues with your ex spouse. To achieve that goal, an experienced NY divorce mediation attorney employs the following principles:
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A publication divorce enables you to obtain a court order of publication, which is a notice sent to newspapers for publishing. The notice must be published once a week for three consecutive weeks. If there is no response from your spouse within a certain time period, your NY divorce lawyer can file for divorce by default.