Divorce Judgments Are Issued By The Supreme Court In New York

To begin a divorce in New York, residency requirements must be met and grounds for divorce must be established. The Supreme Court in New York hears divorce cases once residency and the legally acceptable reasons are established. The reasons for divorce include:

  • No-fault divorce — "An irretrievable breakdown in relationship," or if the marriage has been over for at least six months and marital issues such as asset, debt and property division, custody and support of the minor children are settled.
  • Adultery — One spouse is proven with evidence from a third party to have committed adultery during the marriage.
  • Cruel and inhumane treatment — Physical or mental danger of one spouse by the other party makes it unsafe to continue the marriage.
  • Abandonment — One spouse leaves the marriage for at least one year and doesn't intend on returning or refuses sexual relations.
  • After a judgment of separation — After a Supreme Court-drawn judgment of separation has been in place, and the parties have lived apart for one year.
  • After a legal separation agreement — Used after a legal separate agreement signed by both parties has been in effect for at least a year.
  • Imprisonment — If one spouse has been in prison for at least three years after the marriage began, or divorce can be filed up to five years after release from prison.

At Ugell Law Firm, P.C., we have over 50 years of combined experience helping families get to the next chapter of their lives after divorce. We diligently listen to your family values and protect your family's best interests throughout the divorce process. Contact our firm by emailing us or calling us at 845-608-8098 to learn how we can help you with your family law matter.

Divorce Can Be A Multifaceted Ordeal For Families

Most clients who come to our firm need help with many issues, because divorce is a major life event that requires many additional changes. Our firm is prepared to represent you in the Supreme and Family courts, where child custody, visitation and child support matters are governed. We can help you through all aspects of your divorce, including:

  • Contested or uncontested divorce
  • High-asset divorce
  • Division of property and debts
  • Qualified domestic relations orders (QDRO) — for dividing retirement assets
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Spousal support — alimony
  • Enforcement of custody and support orders
  • Modification of custody and support orders
  • Domestic violence and orders of protection
  • Separation Agreements
  • Divorce Mediation

Going through a divorce can be very difficult. The attorney you choose from the beginning helps set the tone for the proceeding as well as the relationship you have with your former spouse and your children. We believe that with proper legal representation, many divorces can be settled amicably, and we believe the best way to foster amicable settlements for our clients is to diligently pursue information at the onset of the action and to keep pressure on the opposing side.

Whether you are planning for divorce or papers have already been served, there is no time to waste, speak to an experienced divorce attorney. The sooner you contact one of our experienced lawyers, the better we can serve you.

Call Today To Speak With A Seasoned Divorce Attorney

Our divorce law firm in New City, New York, helps individuals and families throughout the Lower Hudson Valley and Metropolitan New York areas. Call Ugell Law Firm, P.C., at 845-608-8098 for an appointment to discuss your divorce or separation. If you prefer, you may complete our online form to reach out to us online. Se Habla Español.