Nassau and Suffolk County Divorce Lawyers Protect Clients’ Interests
Firm in Hauppauge and Garden City handles marriage dissolution cases
When legal trouble hits home, it can take a serious toll on your emotions — and your finances. At Tabat, Cohen, Blum, Yovino & Diesa, PC, you will have an accomplished team of partners, associates and paralegals working diligently on your case in order to find a conclusion or compromise that suits you. Located in Garden City and Hauppauge, our firm has been providing knowledgeable counsel on custody, child support, alimony and other concerns for 30 years. We listen to your needs and strive to protect the things that mean the most to you. With an accomplished Long Island divorce attorney in your corner, you can start the next chapter of your life with confidence.
Experienced attorneys explain divorce options available under New York law
Thousands of divorces take place each year in Nassau and Suffolk counties, but each situation is unique, and we tailor our representation to your values and circumstances. To start, we outline options that you have relating to:
- Filing and grounds — Marriage dissolution proceedings are commenced by the filing of Summons with Notice or Summons and Complaint. New York offers no-fault divorces for couples whose relationship has been irretrievably broken for at least six months or who have been living under a separation agreement for a year or more. Traditional fault grounds, such as adultery, abandonment and cruel and inhuman treatment still exist for those who want to try to prove misconduct on their spouse’s part.
- Contested and uncontested divorces — When parties agree on each aspect of their marriage dissolution, they can file their settlement agreement with the court in pursuit of an uncontested divorce. Though this process is quicker and might seem simple, extensive paperwork must still be completed, including an affidavit from the defendant spouse agreeing to the order sought by the plaintiff spouse. Our lawyers will also make sure that you understand your rights and what you might be giving up by not contesting any divorce terms.
- Mediation — Through mediation, you and your spouse can avoid the expense and stress associated with divorce litigation and work with a neutral third party to reach an amicable conclusion.
With all our family law attorneys working collaboratively to develop a solution tailored for you, we are often able to help clients reach a fair outcome through negotiations. Unfortunately, not all spouses are ready to consider negotiation. If your case ends up in court, our trial-tested Long Island divorce lawyers aggressively pursue your best interests.
Skillful litigators take on custody, child support and alimony disputes
Divorce can seem intimidating at times, but our skillful matrimonial litigators are here to help:
- Protect your children — Our personal approach helps us gain a true understanding of matters relating to custody, visitation and child support. No matter how bitter the breakup might have been, we strive to reach consensus on parenting plans.
- Divide your assets — We strive to achieve mutually agreeable terms regarding the distribution of marital property, bank accounts, stocks and ownership of the marital home. This can be achieved through informal discussions or in court under the state’s equitable distribution statute.
- Address marital debts — You don’t want to leave your marriage with an unfair financial burden. If you and your spouse share a mortgage or other types of debt, we’ll look for a proper way to address the obligation.
- Review alimony issues — Known as maintenance under New York law, our firm advocates on behalf of potential payers and recipients in discussions concerning requested alimony payments.
Whether you have been married one year or 50, we offer comprehensive guidance throughout the New York marital dissolution process.
Contact a knowledgeable Long Island divorce lawyer to make an appointment
Located in Garden City and Hauppauge, Tabat, Cohen, Blum, Yovino & Diesa, PC advocates on behalf of spouses in divorces and related legal matters. For an initial consultation, please call 631-587-5100 or contact us online.