Divorce

Suffolk County Divorce Law Firm

We are here for you through the difficult times!

At the Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C., we have been helping individuals navigate through the complexities of divorce for more than 20 years. If you are facing divorce, we strongly advise you against facing the legal system alone. As your Suffolk County divorce attorneys, we will prioritize your best interests and work tirelessly to secure an optimum resolution to your case whenever possible. When you retain the representation of our firm, we will inform you of your rights and legal options and help you make every decision an informed decision.

Before a divorce can be finalized, there are certain issues that must be resolved between you and your spouse. These issues include but are not limited to the following:

  • Child support
  • Child custody
  • Father's rights
  • Alimony
  • Paternity
  • Parenting schedule
  • Division of assets
  • Separation agreements

At the Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C., we understand that the divorce process can be emotionally exhausting and stressful. However, when you retain our representation, we will fight to achieve your goals in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. Our mission is to help you obtain the outcome you deserve and walk away from your divorce case with an amicable relationship with your ex-spouse.

No-Fault Divorce

In October of 2010, the state of New York became the 50th state in the United States to enact no-fault divorce. Under this law, you may obtain a no-fault divorce after you and your spouse have been separated for 18 consecutive months. Essentially, a no-fault divorce entails that the spouse pursuing a divorce does not have to prove grounds for the divorce. Each spouse has the ability to request that their marriage be dissolved simply because that is what they desire.

If you are seeking a fault-based divorce, the legal proceedings will be expedited and you must prove the following:

  • Your spouse committed adultery
  • Your spouse treated you with extreme cruelty
  • Your spouse abandoned you for one year or longer
  • You spouse has been institutionalized for a mental illness
  • Your spouse is addicted to narcotics or other controlled substances
  • Your spouse has been imprisoned for three years or more during the marriage

Legal Guidance Every Step of the Way

After you have filed a complaint, your spouse will have 35 days to respond. The moment you enlist our assistance, we will perform a thorough review of your case to help us establish a personalized plan of action that suits the needs of you and your family. We will help you identify all of your marital assets and build a proposal that states your child support or alimony.

The divorce process can be complex, and we understand that you are likely facing many questions and concerns about your rights, assets, and future. When you work with our firm, we can address all of your concerns and answer all of your questions in order to help you obtain the peace of mind you deserve. Whether you are facing a contested divorce or an uncontested divorce, we are here for you when you need us most!

Do not hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. to receive the compassionate service and aggressive representation you deserve. We are proud to offer each prospective client a free, confidential case evaluation. Schedule your appointment with our trustworthy legal representatives today!