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Suffolk County Legal Separation Lawyers

Effectively Handling All Aspects of Divorce & Family Law

Spouses who are going through difficulties and desire to try out life on their own have the opportunity to change the legal status of their marriage without ending the marriage with a divorce. A legal separation allows couples to function as if they are no longer together while remaining legally married.

Our qualified New York divorce attorneys can help you start the process of legal separation today. Call (631) 801-0007 to schedule a consultation.

Like divorce, spouses who enter into a legal separation will need to come to an agreement on a variety of issues, such as spousal support, child custody and visitation, and individual rights to property. The Suffolk County legal separation attorneys at the Law Office of Robert H. Montefusco can help you draft and file a legal separation contract that protects your rights and satisfies all parties involved.

Who Qualifies for Legal Separation?

Legal separation is designed to help spouses who desire to work out their marital problems while living apart. In order to file for legal separation, the separation must be sought based on one or more qualifying circumstances.

The grounds for legal separation in New York include:

  • Adultery
  • Abandonment
  • Cruel and inhumane treatment
  • Neglect of and failure to provide support
  • Imprisonment for three or more consecutive years

If both spouses were not New York residents when the grounds for divorce arose and the separation filed for, the couple will have to meet a residency time limit requirement. If only one spouse is a resident of New York at the time of filing for legal separation, the residency requirement is two years.

The requirement is reduced to one year if:

  • The grounds for legal separation arose in New York
  • The spouses were married in New York and either spouse is still a resident
  • The spouses once resided in New York and either spouse is still a resident

Get Started with Your Legal Separation Today

Our experienced Suffolk County legal separation lawyers can help you through the entire process of legal separation, including filing a complaint, serving a summons to your spouse, and drafting a separation agreement.

At the Law Office of Robert H. Montefusco, our top priority is helping you pursue your best future. Call (631) 801-0007or contact us online to speak to our divorce lawyers about your situation.

Testimonials
  • Robert is definitely the one you want representing you through a difficult time that is going to affect the rest of your life

    “Robert was my attorney representing me through my divorce and I couldn’t have asked for any better. The attorney you choose greatly affects the outcome of your divorce and mine would have been horrible if it wasn’t for him. I strongly and highly recommend him. He guided me through with his expert negotiating, leadership, advice and representation. He was realistic of what the outcome was going to be and he was right. His office staff is wonderful and you always get timely responses. Robert is definitely the one you want representing you through a difficult time that is going to affect the rest of your life”

    Alice

  • Robert, I want you to know you are a blessing! AND THANK YOU!!!

    “You are so knowledgeable and took so much time with me… for that I am so thankful!!!!”

    Lynn M.

  • What was most impressive, was his caring, both for the child and us, the grandparents.

    “The court awarded us custody and the child never entered the foster care system.”

    John

  • I had an exceptional experience during a very difficult time.

    “All details taken care of, no loose ends.”

    Guy

  • It all came true and I was very happy and relieved when it was all over.

    “I’ve already recommended him twice to people I know.”

    Judy B.

  • Thanks from our hearts.

    “You were there when we felt our world was torn apart.”

    Matthew

  • His office personnel was unbelievable.

    “He explains everything in detail.”

    Edward

  • Mr. Montefusco has the right amount of pitbull in him and uses it when the opportunity requires.

    “Mr. Montefusco and his assistant were and continue to be excellent.”

    David

  • THE LAW OFFICE OF ROBERT MONTEFUSCO IS ONE IN A MILLION

    “Robert and his staff have always went above and beyond for me throughout every step of my brutal divorce and custody process. My case is currently still open and we are in 3 court rooms. Robert is exceptionally educated, experienced, and understanding when it comes to matrimonial law. The past 2 years of my life have been the most darkest and at times unbearable because of the mistake I made in choosing the wrong partner. At times, I would call their office literally 3-4 times A DAY panicking, stressing, obsessing, and mostly crying. I never felt I was annoying them or a nuisance; they were ALWAYS there for me. Robert is not only my attorney, many times he acts as my therapist and calms me down and subsides my fears. Maureen was there beside me to sign the papers to file for the hardest decisions of my life and she always helped in making the process as smooth and seamless as possible. Hope is an amazing asset as well. She is always there to answer any questions I have and always was an extra pair of ears for me to vent to. In choosing this law firm you not only get an amazingly experienced attorney, you get a FIGHTER. Robert defends and protects me aggressively and passionately every single court appearance. For the first time in my life I have absolutely NO FEAR walking into the courtrooms ever anymore because HE is by my side. I am confident that I not only have an amazing group of people working on my case every day, but I have found friends for the rest of my life. The words Thank You will never be enough for what each of them have done for me during this difficult time in my life. You guys ROCK!”

    Jessica P

  • I am grateful for all the hard work and efforts he and his assistant, Ms Maureen Furlan, and others,who worked closely as one with me throughout my case.

    “I would highly recommend Mr. Montefusco to anyone who want excellent and qualified representation in their case.”

    Chris

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