New York Separation Agreement Lawyers

Newburgh Family Law Attorneys

In New York, married couples must establish legal grounds for divorce before a divorce can actually be granted. Acceptable grounds include 1) cruel and inhumane treatment; 2) abandonment for one year or more; 3) imprisonment for three years or more; 4) adultery; and 5) living separate and apart for at least one year.

If none of the first four grounds apply to your situation, you will want to have a separation agreement drafted by an experienced attorney.

At Larkin, Ingrassia & Tepermayster, LLP, we have many years of legal experience in drafting both simple and complex separation agreements that effectively protect the rights and interests of our clients. If you are seeking to end your marriage on amicable terms, we will work with you, and with your spouse and their counsel, to make this goal a reality.

Is a separation agreement right for you? For a consultation with an experienced lawyer, call 845-234-4852 (local), 877-278-5062 (toll free) or contact us online.

The separation agreement is a binding contract between a husband and wife that settles all of the issues relevant to their separation, including child custody, parenting time, child support, spousal support and the distribution of marital assets and debts. These agreements, or stipulations as they are sometimes referred to, must meet certain requirements in form and language. In addition, certain rules must be followed or the separation agreement will not qualify as legal grounds for divorce.

Separation agreements are usually filed with the county where either party lives and after one year, the parties may obtain a divorce based upon the terms and conditions of the separation agreement.

Our dedicated team of attorneys has helped many clients to negotiate legal separation agreements and to avoid the high financial and emotional costs, the long delays and the uncertain outcomes associated with trial.

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