Poughkeepsie Divorce Attorney

Poughkeepsie Divorce Lawyers

Filing for Divorce in Dutchess County?

If you have filed for divorce in Poughkeepsie, or if you have been handed divorce papers, you will understandably be feeling like the world has been turned on its head. The fact that your future finances and stability could now be jeopardized might also be adding an unexpected weight on your back. While there is some benefit to reacting quickly to the situation, it is important to know that you are making the right moves. To ensure this is being done correctly, you should recruit our divorce attorneys in Poughkeepsie, New York.

At the Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC, we have intentionally dedicated our practice to helping people across the state of New York solve complicated and troubling family law disputes, especially divorce. Sometimes the solution is to prepare for a battle in court, and sometimes we want to use peaceful negotiations and mediation. Whatever course of action will benefit you the most, we will do everything in our collective power to discover it and take you there. Our Poughkeepsie divorce lawyer is here to provide you with the legal guidance and representation you need to navigate the complex process of divorce, and to ensure that your rights and best interests are protected.

Do you want a team of clever and creative Poughkeepsie divorce attorneys on your side? Call (845) 605-4330 today.

Our Services and Skills That Benefit You

What family law issue is bothering you? Before you say the answer, we are already confident that we have the know-how and ability necessary to solve it. When you allow us to take your case, you become our priority, and everything we do is aimed at making your life easier. However, we consider the needs of your family, even your ex-spouses, and try to get a resolution that makes everyone happy. By doing so, we hope that your life will remain comfortable for the rest of your years.

Our experienced team of Poughkeepsie divorce attorneys can provide personalized guidance and support throughout the entire NY divorce process, from filing the initial paperwork to settling complex financial and custodial issues.

Guidance during the most complicated of family law matters in NY, handling the following:

New York Grounds for Divorce

Under New York law, there are several grounds for divorce, including:

  • Abandonment
  • Adultery
  • Cruel and inhuman treatment
  • Imprisonment
  • Living apart pursuant to a separation judgment
  • Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage for a period of at least 6 months

It's important to note that New York is one of the few states that still offers fault-based grounds for divorce, which means that you can still seek a divorce based on your spouse's misconduct.

However, most divorces in New York are now filed on the "no-fault" ground of irretrievable breakdown, which allows couples to divorce without blaming one another. This refers to a situation in which the marriage has broken down to such an extent that it cannot be repaired. Essentially, it means that the relationship has deteriorated beyond repair and the couple is no longer able to live together as spouses.

Whatever grounds for divorce you choose, it's important to work with an experienced divorce attorney in Poughkeepsie who can guide you through the process and protect your rights.

Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce in New York

Divorce can be a difficult and emotional process, and deciding whether to pursue a contested or uncontested divorce can add to the difficulty. In New York, a contested divorce involves both parties hiring attorneys to represent them and go to court to resolve disputed issues such as property division, child custody, and spousal support. This can result in a lengthy and costly legal battle, with a judge ultimately making the final decisions.

An uncontested divorce involves both parties agreeing on all issues and working together to create a settlement agreement. This can be a faster and less expensive process, but it requires both parties to be able to communicate effectively and make compromises.

Contact Us Today to Seek Peace of Mind Tomorrow

In order to allow you and your family to move on to a peaceful and positive new leg of your life journeys, you need to solve your family law disputes amicably. Allowing the situation to drag out, longer and longer, without making a move to fix it does no one any good. Do not let the unknowns hinder what could be a great time and a new beginning.

Contact our Poughkeepsie divorce lawyers today and request a case evaluation. We look forward to hearing from you.


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