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Ronkonkoma Divorce Lawyer

Going through a divorce can be one of the most traumatic periods in your life. While legal skill can help you achieve the results you need, it is also important to have the compassionate support of your lawyer as you navigate the process.

When you work with Judd & Moss, P.C., you will have the benefit of more than 60 years of combined legal experience, but you will also receive the attentive and personal service you deserve. When clients first come to us to discuss divorce, the majority are pretty nervous. This is completely natural and understandable. As we begin our discussion, clients soon realize that we quickly address all concerns, advise on rights and a range of options, and lay out an effective initial strategy for moving forward.

Understanding Divorce In New York State

In the state of New York, there are seven legal grounds for divorce. The seventh and most recent ground is commonly called "no-fault." A no-fault divorce can be obtained when there has been an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage for a period of at least six months. The other fault-based grounds are based on a variety of allegations and must accompany proof that the parties have been legally separated for at least one year prior to filing.

Contested Versus Uncontested Divorce

Regardless of the 'type,' a divorce in New York can either be contested or uncontested. In an uncontested divorce, one party asserts his or her grounds for divorce, which the other party does not challenge. Further, the parties are in agreement on all issues, including child custody and visitation, child and spousal support and asset/debt division. In such instances, it may be possible to process the divorce without either party ever having to appear in court. Most importantly, in these cases we will be able to charge you a flat fee for our services.

If a husband and wife cannot come to an agreement regarding all issues, the proceeding is considered contested. In this instance, it may be necessary to appear in court numerous times and issues may ultimately be determined by going to trial — a process that is both costly and time-consuming. Additionally, we may need to call upon other professionals, such as child psychologists, forensic accountants, business valuation experts and real estate appraisers, to support your position. The fees for these experts are the responsibility of the divorcing couple. The process can seem daunting, but we will make every effort to make you feel comfortable, and to ensure that you understand your situation, your rights and options.

In addition to resolving divorce issues for traditional spouses, our law firm also offers aggressive representation in same-sex divorce.

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Family law issues are not only complex, they are also emotionally difficult. At Judd & Moss, P.C., we provide the aggressive legal advocacy you need, and the supportive service you deserve. Contact our Ronkonkoma divorce attorneys to schedule a free initial consultation.

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Judd & Moss, P.C.
3505 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Suite S2
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Phone: 631-615-1758
Fax: 631-981-9004
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