Are you interested in filing for divorce? If so, there are a few important things that you need to know about filing in New York. First, the state recognizes seven different grounds for divorce: irretrievable breakdown, abandonment, adultery, cruel and inhumane treatment, judgment of separation, separation agreements, and imprisonment. Second, you need to determine if your residency makes you eligible to file in the state. You or your spouse must be a resident of New York for at least six months prior to filing in order to successfully file a petition. Third, you need to work with an attorney. The laws and regulations governing family law and divorce can be difficult to understand, and traversing the New York family courts alone can be intimidating. Working with the right attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.
If you are looking to file and you are in the Bronx area, you need to look no further than The Law Office of Ava G. Gutfriend. At my firm, I am proud to have handled hundreds of divorce cases throughout my decades in practice and I may be able to help you as well. I have been practicing law since 1989 and I keep myself up to date with the evolving laws at a federal and state levels. When you retain the representation of my firm, I will help you protect your rights, assets and property and ensure that all custody, support and visitation agreements are fair and beneficial to you and your family. I encourage all potential clients to contact my firm and schedule a free case evaluation as soon as possible. The earlier you enlist my help, the sooner I can begin to draft a personalized and unique strategy for your specific case. Contact The Law Office of Ava G. Gutfriend today to get started!