Mt. Kisco Divorce Attorney

Mount Kisco Divorce Lawyer

Helping Families Gain Peace of Mind

A divorce can impose unbearable pressure on your family, especially if you have children. In these matters, choosing the best path for you and your family is far from straightforward, which is why you need our team of family lawyers to guide you through every legal option available before you decide what’s best for you. At the Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC, we take your concerns seriously and spend the time to listen to your needs and strategize a legal plan that champions your family’s best interests.

We genuinely care about your wellbeing, and it shows through our proven track record for favorable results. Our clients depend on our trusted team of family attorneys in Mount Kisco, NY to negotiate the terms of their divorce and exhaust every option needed to reach an agreement without going to court. But sometimes, peaceful litigation isn’t effective, therefore we can take your case to court and fight for a satisfactory resolution on your behalf.

Our Areas of Practice

From our extensive experience in family law, we know how difficult it can be to get both parties to agree to all terms of their divorce. We work to overcome this issue by utilizing the resources needed to devise a hard-hitting litigation strategy, such as our relationships with industry experts and investigative analysis of evidence. But if you’re not satisfied, we will keep working on a sound resolution until you are.

We offer a vast range of family and divorce services in Mount Kisco, such as:

Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce in NY

In New York, there are two types of divorces - contested and uncontested.

In a contested divorce, the couple cannot agree on certain issues such as property division, child custody, or support. This typically leads to a long, drawn-out court battle which can be both costly and stressful.

An uncontested divorce is when the couple mutually agrees on all issues and can file for divorce without going to trial. This option is usually faster, cheaper, and less stressful. However, it's important to note that uncontested divorces may not be possible in every situation.

If you're considering a divorce, it's best to consult with a knowledgeable Mount Kisco divorce attorney who can guide you through the process and recommend the best option for your unique circumstances.

Divorce Process in New York

Divorce is also known as "dissolution of marriage" in New York. The following is a basic overview of the divorce process in NY.

  • Meet Residency Requirements: Either spouse must have lived in New York State continuously for at least 2 years prior to filing for divorce.
  • Grounds for Divorce: You can file for a fault or no-fault divorce. A no-fault divorce is granted on the grounds of irretrievable breakdown of the marriage for a period of at least 6 months. Fault-based divorce requires proof of specific grounds, such as adultery, cruelty, abandonment, or imprisonment.
  • File for Divorce: The spouse seeking the divorce must file a Summons with Notice or a Summons and Complaint with the Supreme Court Clerk's office. The Summons with Notice is a brief document that provides basic information about the parties and the grounds for divorce. The Summons and Complaint is a more detailed document that outlines the plaintiff's claims and requests relief from the court.
  • Serve Divorce Papers: The spouse seeking divorce must have the divorce papers served to the other spouse within 120 days of filing (in person, by mail, or by a process server).
  • Respond to the Divorce Papers: The spouse who has been served has 20 days to respond to the divorce papers by filing a Notice of Appearance and a Demand for Complaint or an Answer. They may also file a counterclaim.
  • Negotiate Settlement: Both parties may work with their attorneys to negotiate a settlement agreement that resolves all issues related to the divorce, including property division, child custody, child support, and spousal support.
  • Attend Court Hearings: If a settlement agreement is not reached, the case will go to trial. The parties will attend a series of court hearings where they will present their evidence and arguments to the judge. The judge will then make a decision on the contested issues.
  • Finalize Divorce: Once the divorce agreement is reached or the court makes a decision, the parties will sign a Judgment of Divorce, which is filed with the court clerk's office. Once the Judgment is signed by the judge, the divorce is final.

The divorce process in New York can be complex and time-consuming, and it's important to have an experienced Mount Kisco divorce lawyer to guide you through the process.

We Have What You Need to Succeed

Nothing is more important than your family’s happiness, which is why our divorce attorneys treat each case with the respect, compassion and advocacy it deserves. Your situation requires emotional and legal intelligence paired with experience and skill, all of which you can find at the Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC.

We invite you to schedule a consultation online or by calling (845) 605-4330 to learn how our Mount Kisco divorce lawyers can help you and your family succeed.



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    “The outcome of the case was perfect and the case settled without any issues. I had no chance to stress!” - Rosa Gonzalez
    “Very professional, yet compassionate.” - Rebecca T.
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