Long Island Contested Divorce Lawyer
Family Law Attorneys Serving Nassau & Suffolk Counties
If you are considering filing for
divorce in Nassau County, Suffolk County, or Queens County you should strongly
consider speaking with an experienced Long Island divorce lawyer at
Samuelson Hause & Samuelson, LLP. The
New York divorce process is not an easy one to go through, even when both spouses come to agree
that it's the best decision for their family. If you are thinking
of filing for divorce, you want to ensure you have a skilled legal advocate
protecting your best interest and making sure your rights are honored
What is Contested Divorce?
Contested divorce refers to divorce cases in which the divorcing parties
are unable to reach mutual decisions regarding the dissolution of their
marriage. Your spouse may disagree with you on important factors that
affect the outcome of the divorce, including custody or any financial
support to be provided. These cases can often be more difficult to manage than
uncontested divorces, so it is always best that you consult first with an experienced divorce
lawyer before proceeding. As a result, contested divorce cases are typically
resolved in divorce court, where spouses often engage in a bitter, angry
battle over matters such as:
These types of divorce cases are extremely difficult on the entire family,
especially the children. When divorcing spouses are unable to compromise
or amicably reach decisions over the end of their marriage, it is much
more stressful for everyone involved. This especially holds true as the
divorce process is drawn out for months, sometimes even for a year or longer.
Temporary Orders in a Contested Divorce
When going through a contested divorce it is common for the courts to issue
a temporary order for maintenance and child support. This is in place
before the final court order is decided because it is assumed that if
a couple cannot agree on future terms then they will likely not be able
to agree on matters in the interim period between filing for a divorce
and receiving the court order. If this is the case there will be a hearing
wherein temporary orders will be put forth.
The point of a temporary order is to avoid any argument between the couple
and the order will end when the divorce is complete and a final order
is in place. This impending period can last for months which is why it
is often necessary to have an order for this time to ensure that matters
are being handled. Bills still need to be paid and there are responsibilities
and obligations still in place for the couple regardless of their inability to agree.
Searching For a Lawyer for Your Contested Divorce Case in Long Island?
If you are planning to file for divorce and you predict it will not be
easy, it's to your advantage to hire a highly skilled divorce attorney
at Samuelson Hause & Samuelson, LLP. Our main priorities are to protect
your best interests and make sure your spouse does not try to take advantage
of you in any way. We can help you work through the legal obstacles and
challenges you are facing without compromising your rights or goals.
It can be difficult to put your differences aside, especially when you've
been wronged or betrayed, but by doing so you will save yourself the headache,
stress, and expenses associated with most contested divorce cases. Our
legal team has more than 100 years of collective experience and has the
knowledge, skills, and legal insight to provide effective representation
to anyone filing for divorce in Nassau or Suffolk County.
Contact us today.