Staten Island Contested Divorce Attorney
Seek Help From a Staten Island Family Lawyer
Divorce is never easy and, in one that is contested, it can be emotionally
wrenching and hard on your pocketbook. If you and your spouse disagree
over any of the issues involved in your divorce, then you are engaged
in a contested divorce. You will have to sort out the issues and resolve
them, either through negotiations outside of court or through court appearances.
Once all of the surrounding issues have been agreed upon, a divorce judgment
can be handed down by the court. The issues which must be resolved include
such matters as
child visitation, and
equitable division of marital property.
In NY, you can file for divorce under the following fault-based grounds:
- Cruel and inhuman treatment, such as physical, verbal, or emotional abuse;
- Abandonment for a period of one or more years;
- 3 consecutive years in jail or prison for one of the spouses since the
marriage began; and
New York also offers the following no-fault grounds for divorce:
- Where one of the parties alleges that the marriage has been irretrievably
broken for at least 6 months, or
- After living apart for one year with a separation agreement or a court
ordered judicial separation.
Divorce Cases in Brooklyn, Staten Island, & the NJ Counties of Monmouth
If you are contemplating a divorce or are already involved in one in which
you and your spouse disagree over certain issues, you will need competent
legal representation. Staten Island divorce attorney, Adelola Sheralynn
Dow is licensed in both New York and New Jersey and offers comprehensive
legal representation to residents of Brooklyn and Staten Island who have
family-related cases pending in Monmouth and Middlesex County New Jersey
as well. Staten Island Lawyer A. Sheralynn Dow understands the complexities
of New York and New Jersey domestic relations laws and knows that the
best way to resolve familial matters is through negotiations done outside
of the courtroom. No judge knows your family better than you do. Attorney
Dow will use her negotiation skills to help you get the results that will
work for you and your family without the need for protracted litigation.
If the need for litigation arises, Attorney Dow will be the aggressive
force you need to help protect your legal rights and entitlements. It
is best to discuss the particulars of your contested divorce with Attorney
Dow. As a Staten Island family law attorney, she can give you the specific
legal advice and guidance you need.