Common Questions: Divorce and Family Law
Suffolk County Divorce Attorney
How much will a divorce cost?
The costs associated with divorce depend on a variety factors. If the divorce
is uncontested and agreements have already been made regarding child custody
or visitation and division of property, then the process will go much
faster and both parties will pay significantly less in court costs and
attorney fees. In a contested divorce where one or both parties are actively
seeking to make things difficult for the other, or when agreements can't
be made regarding children or property, then attorney fees and court costs
will increase accordingly. It is always in all parties' best financial
interest to settle a divorce quickly and amicably.
What different kinds of divorce are available?
There are two main categories of divorce in New York State Law. Most recently,
no fault divorce is available to those who wish to end their legal marital
relationship without assigning blame to the other however even a no-fault
divorce can have other issues that remain unresolved or contested even
though marital fault is no longer an issue. An uncontested divorce is
generally peaceful, efficient, fast and most affordable and occurs when
both parties have a mutual agreement to divorce. The most difficult kind
of divorce is known as a contested divorce, and occurs when the two parties
do not agree and cannot compromise on important points like child custody,
visitation, child support or division of property.
How are children impacted from a divorce?
Divorce is a very hard thing for a child to endure, and the effects can
be traumatic and long-lasting. Spousal conflicts related to visitation
or custody rights can put a child in the middle of a complicated divorce
process, which can create lasting memories that may have consequences
later. All parties undergoing divorce proceedings should do their best
not to put their children in the middle, but at the same time, decisions
need to be made to protect the best interest of any children. A Suffolk
County divorce attorney can help to bring these important matters to a
Do I really need a divorce lawyer?
Even in cases of uncontested or no fault divorce, anyone who is entering
into divorce proceedings should receive the professional advice of the
Steven P. Kuhn, Attorney at Law. Our firm understands the divorce process in New York and can make sure
all papers are filed appropriately, and that all needs are being met in
a timely fashion. Our staff will protect your rights and interests, and
has gained a reputation as a trusted family law firm.
Contact a Suffolk County divorce attorney
if you would like to discuss your legal options in divorce or other family
law issue with an experienced professional.