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3 Facts to Know About New York's Divorce Laws, From Experienced Divorce Attorneys January 11, 2017

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3 Facts to Know About New York's Divorce Laws, From Experienced Divorce Attorneys , Rochester, New York

Getting a divorce means navigating a complicated legal framework and making important decisions that will affect the rest of your life.  The more information you have, the easier it will be to stay focused and achieve the best possible outcome.  Dibble & Miller, P.C., a full-service law firm based in Rochester, NY, knows how complex the divorce process can be.  So they are here to explain a few key facts about New York's divorce laws to keep in mind:


You Have Many Options For Grounds - New York State will dissolve your marriage for several different reasons, some of which involve “fault” and some of which involve “no-fault.”  If either you or your spouse claim the marriage has “broken down irretrievably” for a period of at least six months, you can be divorced without fault.  However, proving that the other party was “at fault” in your divorce, such as committing domestic violence, may have an impact on other aspects of your divorce, such as child custody arrangements.  You should keep any records that support your claims of abuse or support.


There Are Residency Requirements - In New York State, you can file for divorce if either spouse is a current resident of New York State, has continuously lived in New York State for one or two years preceding filing for divorce and either the marriage occurred in New York State, the grounds for the divorce occurred in New York State, or you lived in New York State while you were married.  If you have any doubts, consult a divorce attorney at Dibble & Miller, P.C. to make sure you have standing to file for divorce in New York State.


Many Types Of Support Are Available - Depending on your financial circumstances, the court may award you temporary maintenance while the divorce is ongoing and/or post divorce maintenance, which is financial  support that continues after everything is finalized.  If you have children, the court may also award child support to be received by the custodial parent.


The experienced attorneys at Dibble & Miller, P.C. have a proven track record of success.  In addition to 11 attorneys and 38 total employees, Dibble & Miller, P.C. has over 40 years experience helping clients in a wide range of areas of law, including: tax defense, audits, business law, bankruptcy, administrative law, and criminal law.  If you're going through a divorce, you can count on these attorneys for the personal attention you deserve and a commitment to protecting your interests.  Visit their website,, to learn more or call (585) 271-1500 for a commitment to protecting your interests.   

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