New York is a No-Fault Divorce State
While you can seek divorce on fault-based grounds, New York allows married couples to obtain a ‘no-fault’ divorce. Under New York law (DRL §170.7), the only thing that a divorcing couple needs to prove to be eligible to obtain a divorce is that their marital union is ‘irretrievably broken’.
In practice, this is not difficult to prove. In fact, the testimony of a single partner is sufficient to seek a no-fault divorce. Still, a no-fault divorce should not be viewed as an easy or simple process. Before a divorce can be finalized, couples must still deal with all of the issues in the separation. This could potentially include finances, real property, assets, debts, alimony/spousal support, child custody, child visitation, and child support.
How Our Ulster County Divorce Attorneys Help You
If you are getting divorced, it is in your best interests to seek legal representation. This is especially true if you have assets that you want to protect or if you have children who are your dependents. Even if you and your partner are splitting up on the best possible terms, things can still become difficult during a divorce. You need to be sure that your parental rights and financial interests are adequately protected. Our skilled Ulster County divorce lawyers are committed to getting the best possible results for our clients. We are prepared to advocate for our clients’ interests at every stage of the legal process. When you work with our family law attorneys, we will:
- Carefully listen to your goals and desires;
- Focus on what is most important to you;
- Handle all paperwork and filings;
- Gather and prepare all of your financial documents;
- Prepare for child custody and child visitation discussions;
- Represent you during divorce settlement talks; and
- Advocate for your family law interests.
Speak to an Ulster County Divorce Attorney Now
At The Colwell Law Group, LLC, our compassionate family law team is committed to providing top legal representation to our clients. No matter the circumstances of your divorce case, we can help. For a full confidential case evaluation, please call our office today. We handle divorce cases throughout Ulster County, including in Kingston, Saugerties, Shandaken, Shawangunk, Wawarsing, and Hurley.