Contested Divorce Attorneys

Seek Help From New York and New Jersey Family Lawyers

Divorce is never easy and, in one that is contested, it can be emotionally wrenching and hard on your wallet. 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 custody, child support, child visitation, and equitable division of marital property.

In New York, 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; 
  • Adultery.

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 & Middlesex

Whether 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. Mens rights 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.

We understand the complexities of New York and New Jersey domestic relations laws and know 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. We will use our 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, we 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 us. As Staten Island family law attorneys who focus on the needs and rights of divorcing men, we can give you the specific legal advice and guidance you need.

Contact us today if you need legal representation in a contested divorce.


Have Questions?

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  • Where Can I File My Divorce Paper Work?
    If you are currently engaged in an uncontested divorce then you can file your divorce papers at the County Clerk’s Office, or online using the New York State Courts Electronic Filing System. However, many times this isn’t the case and you need an attorney that will guide you through your divorce. Contact my firm today for more information.
  • What Are Grounds for Divorce in the State of New York?
    In New York any of the following reason will qualify you for a divorce: complete marital division (no-fault divorce) for a period of at least 6 months, abuse, abandonment, prison time, cheating, or a period of legal separation.
  • Why Aren’t My Strategy Sessions Free of Charge?
    Nationwide, many attorneys offer free case consultations, but when you enter the office you are not given a consultation of your rights and your options. That is why at my law office you will not be met with unfulfilled promises. During one of my case strategy meetings, I can guide you through your entire case and outline your options if you decide to pursue legal action with my firm. With my experience, skills, and knowledge you can rest assured that your case will be treated with care.
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