Working Through The Challenges Of Divorce

Divorce can be devastating. This can be one of the most emotional times for everyone involved. There are many different layers to a divorce that must be navigated by an experienced Staten Island divorce attorney if the best possible outcome is to be achieved.

The New York lawyer you choose should also be mindful of your goals and your concerns while providing candid, efficient legal representation.

I am attorney Kurt Richards and, after more than 25 years of experience, I have represented more than 3,000 clients in New York and New Jersey successfully in their divorce matters.

Choosing The Appropriate Path Given Your Specific Situation

At my firm, Kurt T. Richards, P.C., I believe there are two ways to work through a divorce: the easy way and the hard way. By making use of open communication, we can file for an uncontested divorce — the easy way. The more assets and the longer the marriage, however, the more difficult it can be to get both parties to agree — leading to litigation or, as it's otherwise known, the hard way.

By taking a straightforward approach to family law, I communicate effectively with my clients as we determine the outcome of each individual case.

When 'Irretrievable Breakdown' Occurs

In October 2010, New York State adopted a new domestic relations law as grounds for divorce. Known as an irretrievable breakdown, this law states that one party must swear under oath that the relationship broke down irretrievably for at least six months prior to the commencement of the divorce action. In order to obtain the divorce, however, any and all assets, spousal support, child support and custody matters must be previously resolved.

To Speak With An Affordable Staten Island Divorce Lawyer, Call Today

My practice is characterized by offering candid advice backed by more than 25 years of hands-on family law experience. Call my office in Staten Island at 718-720-1000 or send me an email to schedule your free initial consultation. Calls are answered 24 hours a day.