Alternatives to Divorce in Long Island
The first thought that most people have when their marriage is failing is to file for divorce. What they may not realize is that divorce is not the only option. Many couples commence divorce proceedings simply because they do not realize that they have a way to live apart while still keeping their marriage intact. If you are thinking about dissolving your marriage in Long Island, consult a Long Island divorce attorney first to discuss the possibility of legal separation.
Legal separation is a divorce alternative that may be more beneficial to the parties involved. You can request a legal separation decree jointly, or you can obtain a judgment for legal separation through litigation. Either way, you and your spouse will be able to live separately with separate accounts but, you will still be married. You can then decide whether you can live apart from your spouse and whether to later divorce.
Find a Long Island Legal Separation Lawyer
Contact the offices of Samuelson Hause & Samuelson, LLP today to learn more about the benefits of legal separation. Our attorneys have each practiced extensively in family law and have helped countless Long Island residents pursue the best options for their situation. We can help you request or litigate for a legal separation in New York, or we can help you commence a divorce proceeding if that is what you believe to be best for you. Contact our firm at your earliest convenience to get started.