Dutchess County Divorce Lawyer
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The Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC proudly represents individuals and families from all walks of life. We have sharpened and honed our skills to cater to any type of family law need. Whether you are involved in a contested divorce, a high net worth divorce, or a no-fault uncontested divorce, our Dutchess County divorce lawyer has the experience to provide you with seamless and stress-free representation.
Why Choose Our Divorce Attorneys?
- 75+ years’ collective legal experience
- Avvo Clients’ Choice Award for Family Attorney in 2015
- Strong testimonials from past clients
- Compassionate counsel & gritty, trial-tested advocacy
Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce
In order to file in the State of NY, the law requires that a couple must provide grounds (a legal reason) for the termination of their marriage. Whatever the grounds may be, some couples can move forward with a divorce by resolving their issues privately.
Benefits of Filing an Uncontested Divorce Include:
- Minimize or completely eliminate negative emotional consequences
- Reduce financial impact
- Swift and affordable resolution
- Cooperative and private process
- Allows couples to make customized orders based on their own decisions
Does Adultery Affect Divorce?
In New York, adultery does have an effect because couples are given the option to seek a “fault” divorce. This means poor treatment, and abandonment can be treated as a marital fault. Usually, adultery or cheating is not considered when awarding alimony or dividing marital property.
Do You Have to Be Separated for a Year?
In NY State, if you and your spouse have been separated for at least one year or if there's been an “irretrievable breakdown of the marriage” for at least six months you can seek a no-fault divorce. Couples can also seek legal separation after entering into a separation agreement and living apart for at least one year.
What Is a Wife Entitled to in a Divorce?
Under New York’s equitable distribution laws, a wife is entitled to “marital property”. This means that you and your spouse will get to keep any separate property that was brought into the marriage.
The state of NY allows couples to navigate a divorce out of court through the process of mediation. Through mediation, a couple can have the opportunity to negotiate with one another regarding the dissolution of their marriage. This allows couples to maintain a sense of control over their marital split.
We Are not Afraid to Take Your Case to Trial
We can help couples distinguish "good" compromise from "bad" compromise. If you are unable to resolve a particular issue with your former spouse, however, we won't be afraid to take your matter to trial as we pursue what is best for you, your family, and especially your children. Contact us now to find out how we can help you.
How Long Does It Take to Get a Divorce?
The process of getting a divorce can take anywhere from months to years, depending on the circumstances of your situation. If the divorce is uncontested, meaning that both parties agree to the divorce, it can be finalized relatively quickly, even within a few weeks. However, if the divorce is contested, meaning that one party does not want the divorce or there are disagreements over issues like child custody, spousal support or property division, the process can take much longer. The most important thing you can do is ensure you have an experienced divorce lawyer on your team to fight for the best possible outcome for you and your family.
Contact the Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC Today
We offer case consultations for our clients. We stay available and present, always ready to answer your pressing questions or concerns as they arise. Even the most amicable divorce can cause lasting emotional wounds if not handled properly, so retain us to help you avoid confusing complications. Our family attorneys in Dutchess County, NY are ready to help you reach a favorable resolution.
Our Team Knows How to Negotiate Aggressively for Clients
Our Attorneys Have Substantial Trial Experience
Our Firm Treats Every Client With the Respect They Deserve
Our Team Has the Knowledge, Experience, and Resources to Successfully Try a Case
We have the Ability to Know Which Cases Need to Be Tried and Which Cases Can Be Settled
We Focus on Compassion, Communication & Effectiveness