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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, 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.

  • Robert did everything in his power to ensure the best come for me, my kids and my future. Thanks

    “Robert did a great job on finalizing my divorce with a very difficult X Wife.”

    Rob

  • Thanks from our hearts.

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

    Matthew

  • He's as good as they come, no one will fight harder for you!!

    “If you're going through a divorce do yourself a favor and see this guy!!! He's as good as they come, no one will fight harder for you!!”

    John

  • Robert and his firm were professional effective and did not take any “BS” from the opposite side.

    “I hired Robert Montefusco not one time but two times to represent me for custody of my child Each time I was represented with a favorable outcome. Robert and his firm were professional effective and did not take any “BS” from the opposite side. In a biased court system where the fathers are immediately the underdog , Robert was able to get me a better outcome than most fathers get. For that I highly recommend the Montefusco Law firm.”

    Rob

  • Robert is not a stranger to arguing a motion. An added benefit that helped with my selection of Robert was his prior background as a Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney.

    “Although I am not an attorney, I deal with a lot of contact, intellectual capital and real-estate attorneys regularly and I’m a pretty good judge of character. Robert’s representation of me was outstanding!”

    Robert D.

  • Thank you for helping to give me peace of mind.

    “When you told me not to worry you would fight for me I REALLY felt that in your words.”

    Dina D.

  • He is open, honest and will not provide false promises.

    “They were exceptional in making sure conversations and milestones were communicated to me as well as very thorough in the handling of paperwork, agreement and the decree.”

    Jim

  • Attorney Montefusco is absolutely the best – – Period.

    “It’s truly a privilege to be represented by an attorney I feel is the best and I never worry when Robert’s by my side.”

    Francis

  • 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.

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