A Syracuse Family Law Lawyer Discusses the Legal Aspects of Divorce
Divorce is a very difficult process, but an experienced, compassionate and thoughtful attorney can protect your interests and work to minimize the conflict. Attorney Steve Buitron is a Syracuse family law lawyer, and has guided many clients in the Upstate area through divorce and began them on a road to a new beginning.
Until very recently New York was one of a very small number of states that did not offer its citizens a “no-fault’ divorce option where “irreconcilable differences” may be cited as grounds for the divorce. Grounds for divorce in New York were:
- Abandonment – for a year or more
- Cruel and inhuman treatment
- Living separate and apart for one or more years pursuant to the provisions of a Separation Agreement between the parties.
Governor Patterson recently signed into law a “no-fault” divorce law in New York which will, at least as far as grounds are concerned, make the divorce process a bit easier on New Yorkers. Despite the new law, many issues related to divorce still must be addressed such as:
- Division of marital property (property acquired by the couple during the marriage)
- Division of debts
- Child support
- Child Custody
- Maintenance (alimony)
So it is still critical to have a competent, caring advocate on your side through the divorce process. If you have questions concerning divorce, please contact Syracuse family law lawyer Steve Buitron for a free consultation.
In order to schedule a free initial consultation with our Syracuse family law lawyer, email us or call us at (315) 422-1080. Our office is open on weekdays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and we are available on nights and weekends by appointment. We also do jail visits. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.