As an experienced Buffalo Divorce Attorney, I am often asked what the first steps of getting a divorce are. When people are facing something as life changing as divorce, it is important to understand what you should expect. Learn about the basics of beginning your divorce process here and then give our office a call to set up your first consultation.
Filing a Summons of Notice, Action for Divorce is the first step. This document will place the other party on notice that you have completed this action. These are some of the recommended documents I ask my clients to bring to their initial consultation.
- Tax returns
- Pay stubs
- Documentation regarding their income and expenses
- Documentation on their assets and investments
Before you file, it is important to learn about the basics of divorce including why you may file for divorce and what types of divorces there are. Here is some information to get you started:
In 2010, New York became the last state to recognize no-fault as a grounds for divorce. If you wish to file for divorce in New York, you may cite an irretrievable breakdown of marriage as your reason. No matter how complex your divorce case, we are here to provide you the guidance and advice you need to ensure your best interests are protected. Schedule a free consultation with an experienced Buffalo divorce lawyer today.
The majority of spouses seeking to dissolve their marriage do so through an uncontested divorce. In an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse agree on issues like spousal maintenance, child custody, child support, and property division, and therefore do not require the assistance of the court to determine these issues. No matter how amicable your relationship is with your spouse, it is in your best interest to seek the knowledgeable advice of an experienced Buffalo divorce lawyer. Schedule an appointment to talk with Randy H. Gugino for a free initial consultation. Attorney Gugino has over 30 years experience helping people just like you through a multitude of divorce and family law matters. Let his experience and dedication work for you.
Unfortunately, not all couples agree on how to handle child custody, spousal maintenance, child support, and property division issues. Spouses who cannot resolve these issues must rely on the court system. A contested divorce can last several weeks, or months, and in some cases a year or more. Because a contested divorce is a legal battle, it is essential that you retain skilled counsel. At the Law Offices of Randy H. Gugino, we have been providing residents of Buffalo and Western New York with trustworthy legal advice since 1980. Contact us today for a free consultation and let our experience work for you.
If you are in the first steps of getting a divorce, we urge you to get in contact with our Buffalo family law attorney Randy Gugino right away. We want to be with you while you starting this life-altering experience. Bottom of Form
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