Pursuing A Dignified End To Your Marriage
You do not need a license or permission from the state of New York to date someone, or to establish a household together, or to have children. But if you are getting a divorce, and you don’t have an out-of-court settlement, your household’s rules suddenly change. Now you are playing by New York state’s rules.
I am family law attorney Robert G. Smith of the Robert G. Smith, PLLC, law firm. As your lawyer, I will guide you through this process, some of which is based upon antiquated assumptions, all of which can cause emotional stress. In a nutshell, it probably won’t feel good until it’s over. Until then, my job as your family law lawyer will be to guide you and defend you if your spouse tries to take advantage of you.
Additionally, spouses with significant assets and property at stake can count on me for skilled guidance from start to finish of your high net worth divorce. I can advise on matters ranging from prenuptial agreements and business valuation to spousal support and tax considerations.
What Are Your Grounds For Divorce?
New York’s seven grounds for divorce are:
- Cruel and inhuman treatment
- Abandonment for a period of more than five years (or constructive abandonment, which is refusal to have sex for a period of more than one year)
- Conviction of a felony
- Disappearance for three years
- Living apart for one year pursuant to a separation agreement or separation judgment
- Irretrievable breakdown of the relationship for a period of at least six months
Do you have questions about divorce in New York? Bring them to your free initial consultation with me.