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Contested Divorce

Nassau County Contested Divorce Lawyer

Navigating Complex Divorce Cases in in New York 

At the Law Offices Of Anthony J LoPresti, we recognize individuals' unique difficulties when dealing with contested divorces. Our commitment is to provide comprehensive legal support, ensuring your rights are protected and advocating for your interests.

Anthony J. LoPresti has over two decades of experience representing clients in contested divorces in New York City. Contact a law firm with a track record of success by calling (516) 252-0223 and scheduling a free consultation.

Call the Law Offices Of Anthony J LoPresti today at (516) 252-0223 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our contested divorce attorney in Nassau County!

What is a Contested Divorce? 

A contested divorce occurs when spouses cannot agree on key issues such as property division, alimony, child custody, and child support. Unlike uncontested divorces, where couples mutually agree on these matters, contested divorces often involve a more intricate legal process.

In Nassau County, a contested divorce demands thorough legal representation to address the challenges that may arise. It is crucial to have a skilled attorney who understands the intricacies of New York divorce law and can navigate the complexities of your unique case.

Disputes Over Distribution of Assets & Valuation

Many contested divorces are the result of disagreements over dividing assets and valuation, including, but not limited to:

  • Conflicts over real property
  • Personal property disputes
  • Valuation and division of business assets
  • Valuation of life insurance policies
  • Division and valuation of pensions and retirement plans
  • Valuation and division of professional licenses

Contested Divorce Requirements in New York

New York has specific requirements that must be met for a contested divorce to proceed. At the Law Offices Of Anthony J LoPresti, our experienced attorneys are well-versed in the state's divorce laws and can guide you through the necessary steps. These requirements include:

  • Grounds for Divorce: New York recognizes fault and no-fault grounds for divorce. Common fault grounds include cruelty, abandonment, adultery, and imprisonment. Alternatively, couples can pursue a no-fault divorce, citing an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage for at least six months.
  • Residency: To file for divorce in New York, either spouse must meet the residency requirements. Typically, one of the parties must have lived in the state for at least two years or one year if they were married in New York or lived here as a married couple.
  • Legal Grounds: The filing spouse must have valid legal grounds for divorce. This is a critical aspect that our attorneys will thoroughly explore and establish to ensure a solid foundation for your case.

How Long Does a Contested Divorce Take?

One of the most common questions individuals have when considering a contested divorce is the duration of the process. The timeline for a contested divorce can vary based on several factors, including the complexity of the issues involved, the willingness of the parties to cooperate, and the court's schedule.

At the Law Offices Of Anthony J LoPresti, our attorneys work diligently to expedite the process while protecting your rights. The key factors influencing the timeline of a contested divorce include:

  • Discovery Process: This phase involves gathering information and evidence relevant to the case. The more complex the financial or custody issues, the longer the discovery process may take.
  • Negotiations and Settlement Attempts: Our skilled negotiators will work to reach agreements on key issues. While some cases may settle relatively quickly, others may require extensive negotiations.
  • Court Proceedings: The case may proceed to court if negotiation or mediation cannot reach an agreement. Court schedules and caseloads can impact the overall timeline.
  • Appeals and Post-Trial Motions: In some cases, either party may appeal the court's decision or file post-trial motions, adding to the overall duration.

While we understand the desire for a swift resolution, we prioritize securing the best possible outcome for our clients. We keep you informed at every step, providing realistic expectations based on the unique circumstances of your case. 

Contact Our Nassau County Contested Divorce Attorney Today 

Fair and equitable distribution of the marital assets is essential to helping you move forward with your life after divorce. Many of the assets listed above are considered when determining spousal and child support, so having skilled legal representation in all contested matters is essential.

Our focus is on providing professional and diligent legal services to our clients. Lawyer LoPresti has gained favorable results for countless clients. Our team comprises dedicated legal, financial, and real estate professionals, each committed to high detail and accuracy.

Contact the Law Offices Of Anthony J LoPresti today to schedule a meeting with our contested divorce lawyer in Nassau County!

Have Questions?

We Have Answers!
  • What does a family lawyer do besides divorce?

    Divorce is the primary reason people seek out a lawyer, but professionals in this field can also handle adoption and guardianships, child custody disputes, child protection, asset distribution, draft pre and postnuptial agreements, and settle legal disputes between family members. Additionally, Anthony J. LoPresti works with experienced forensic accountants and can investigate the actual value of yours or your spouse’s assets and property.

  • What if I signed a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement?
    In many cases, having a marital contract prepared can make the divorce process much easier. However, depending on how long it’s been since you last revised your agreement, the terms set forth may no longer be tenable for your situation. It is possible to challenge the terms of a marital agreement at the time of divorce, but it is highly recommended you hire an attorney to do so. Likewise, you will want to hire a lawyer if your spouse is attempting to challenge a marital agreement you want to uphold.
  • My former partner has agreed to an uncontested divorce, do I still need an attorney?
    As mentioned above, it is always a good idea to have an experienced lawyer overseeing your case, even if both sides want to end things amicably. An uncontested divorce is one where both spouses want to get divorced and have agreed to fair distribution of assets, child custody, and other matters. The longer these cases go on, the more details begin to reveal themselves, and many couples find themselves arguing over things they never expected to. Having an attorney present can actually help maintain the civility of your divorce. Your lawyer can look at the situation without emotion and can help both sides find a reasonable solution.

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