How Do I Get a Divorce in New York?

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Founded by Elliot D. Samuelson — one of the nation's top matrimonial lawyers — the family law firm of Samuelson Hause & Samuelson, LLP strives to provide the best divorce counsel and representation for clients in the Long Island area, including Nassau County and Suffolk County. Divorce is one of the hardest and most emotionally draining experiences a person can go through in life. That is why the matrimonial lawyers with our firm go the extra mile to provide excellent support and guidance for each client throughout this process. Your choice of an attorney can make the difference in the outcome of your case.

About Appeals in Divorce Cases

Every litigant has an absolute right of appeal from a decision and order rendered by the trial court (In New York the Supreme court). It is essential that if you feel aggrieved by the decision after trial, that you file a document known as a "notice of appeal) within 30 days following service upon your lawyer of the final order with "notice of entry."

Failing to file within this prescribed period of time will render you in default, and prohibit you from prosecuting your appeal to the appellate court. This limitation of 30 days will be strictly enforced and there is no wiggle room. No excuse for the late filing will be entertained. So it is of the utmost importance that you make certain that your lawyer keeps you apprised of the exact moment he is served with the court order to give you sufficient time to determine whether to take the appeal or not.

Whether you exercise your right of appeal will depend upon your lawyer's assessment of whether issues of law and fact can be presented to the appellate court and result in a reversal. Since the appellate process is most expenses (you must pay the cost of reproducing the minutes of the trial) and attorney fees may be extremely high, this decision should not be lightly take. In the final analysis what should be considered is the risk to reward ratio...that is the amounts that can be recovered against the cost involved.

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The Long Island divorce lawyers at Samuelson Hause & Samuelson, LLP has practiced extensively in matrimonial law for more than a century combined. Our firm is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and Attorney Elliot Samuelson and Richard Hause have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®. We were also named a Tier 1 Family Law Firm by U.S. News and World Report. Wendy Samuelson has been selected by Super Lawyers® on Long Island and Martindale-Hubbell® for legal ability and ethical standards.

Contact our Long Island divorce firm for the highest quality representation and counsel throughout your divorce. We are ready to guide you to a successful conclusion throughout your divorce matter. Our divorce attorneys proudly serve Nassau County and Suffolk County.

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