Manhasset Divorce Attorneys
Helping You During Marital and Financial Crisis
Divorce is one of the most difficult and stressful experiences an individual will ever endure and, moreover, it can also an incredibly complex legal process. Given how much is at stake, it is crucial to seek skilled legal guidance early on to ensure a favorable outcome. The terms of your divorce decree will likely affect your life and your children’s lives for many years to come, so do not hesitate to reach out to the Manhasset family law team at Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C. With over 150 years of combined legal experience helping clients during marital crisis, you can feel confident in our ability to effectively assist you.
Get started today and reach out to Manhasset attorneys at Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C. 516-773-8300 to set up a free consultation.
The Residency Requirements
Before you can file for a divorce in New York, you will have to meet the state’s residency requirements.
Below are the residency requirements in New York:
- If one spouse lives in the state at the time of the filing, the spouse living in the state must meet a minimum 2-year residency requirements
- If couple married in New York and one spouse is still a resident, there is a one-year residency requirement
- If both spouses resided in the state and one is still a resident, there is a one-year residency requirement
- If the spouses are both residents of the state and the grounds for divorce arose in the state, there is no minimum residency requirement
Fault or No-Fault Divorce
Every state in the country offers no-fault divorce, which means that if you wish to divorce your spouse, you do not need grounds for it other than “irretrievable breakdown” or “irreconcilable differences”. However, New York also allows spouses to file for divorce based on a variety of grounds.
Below are the grounds for divorce spouses can cite when filing:
- Abandonment for a period of at least one year
- Cruel or inhuman treatment
- Imprisonment for three or more years in a row
- Divorce after legal separation
Key Issues You Will Address
When spouses divorce, they will have to unlink their lives in many ways. If you have children or a substantial number of assets, the process will be even more complex.
Below are some of the key legal matters spouses must address while dissolving their marriage:
- Child custody and visitation
- Prenuptial agreements
- Property, asset, and debt division
- Retirement assets and real property
- Separate property and inherited property
- Spousal support
- Child support
- Fertility and IVF issues
- Legal fees and expert fees
Reach Out to Our Compassionate Divorce Team Today!
If you are getting a divorce, you need an experienced attorney in your corner to help you navigate the process. Our Manhasset divorce team at Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C will provide strategic and compassionate guidance, so you can achieve your goals and protect your interests. You do not have to go through this on your own!