Frequently Asked Questions

What must I do to be eligible for a divorce?

You must file a Summons and Complaint. New York is a “No-Fault” state and no allegation of fault needs to be set forth.

Should I hire an attorney?

If you have children or any financial considerations, you should hire an attorney.

What is the difference between joint and sole custody?

Joint Custody means joint decision-making by both parents. Sole Custody means that decisions will be made by the parent who has sole custody. The parent that has “residential” custody will receive child support from the other parent.

Should I wait to discuss alimony?

No, you should not wait.

How soon can I file for divorce in New York?

You can file immediately.