The Law Office Of Gina M. Pellettieri, PLLC

Divorce Mediation, Real Estate Law, Uncontested Divorce, Child Support, Personal Injury, and More

Based on Long Island, Gina Pellettieri is a Divorce Attorney, Real Estate Attorney, and Personal Injury Attorney for Clients Throughout the Region

The Law Office of Gina Pellettieri, PPLC Specializes in Uncontested Divorce, Residential Real Estate, and Other Legal Needs

No one intends to end a marriage. But when a couple chooses to go through with divorce, it helps to work with someone that is here to help them move forward, together. Most couples do not need a divorce attorney on Long Island to litigate their divorce. That is why the Law Office of Gina M. Pellettieri, PLLC, specializes in divorce mediation, uncontested divorces, and child custody determinations. These help make the process of divorce more amicable, fair, and smoother for all parties. 

In addition to our work with divorce mediation, we also specialize in real estate legal matters, personal injury, wills, power of attorney, personal injury, and much more. We are based on Long Island in Centereach,  and can work either remotely or in person throughout Suffolk and Nassau County. 

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Gina M. Pellettieri Attorney and Mediator

Life decisions, like buying a first home or getting a divorce, are the most difficult challenges we face. At such emotional times, it is so freeing to be able to stop fighting with others or wrestling with ourselves. As an award-winning real estate and divorce attorney and mediator, Gina eases difficult transitions to make way for happier, more harmonious homes and families, while protecting the legal rights of all involved.

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What Are The Steps To Getting A Divorce In New York?

The first step to kicking off the divorce process in the state of New York involves filling out several forms and preparing a decent amount of paperwork. Some of the forms you may have to fill out include a Summons with Notice or a Summons and Verified Complaint. You may also need to submit information about yourself, your spouse, and any children you may have, as well as what you are seeking to obtain from the divorce in terms of child support and custody, property division, and more.

After that, you will need to file your paperwork with the county clerk’s office and pay any required fees. Once that step is completed, you will have a set amount of time – usually 120 days – to serve (deliver) the necessary papers to your spouse. From this point, your spouse has a set deadline to respond to the divorce, expressing whether they are in agreement with all the aspects of the divorce or whether they disagree with some or all aspects and why. Your case would then be ready to be placed on the court calendar, and what happens next varies depending on whether your divorce will be contested or uncontested. Having the help of a Long Island divorce attorney is essential to navigate every step of your divorce and avoid unnecessary delays and costly mistakes.

If you and your spouse have children together, some of the many aspects that will need to be resolved as a part of your divorce entail child custody, support, and visitation matters. If you and your spouse are seeking an uncontested divorce, you may work together to create your own agreement about custody, support, and a parenting schedule for your children. In divorce mediation you will negotiate terms with your spouse that you both feel are fair and equitable. Your agreement may then be submitted for approval by the court as part of your final divorce orders.

However, if you and your spouse disagree on these matters, each side will need to build their case to convince the judge that they are the parent who is better equipped physically and mentally to raise the child. The judge may use a series of factors to help with the process of making custody and support decisions – these factors are referred to as the best interests of the child and help the court determine which arrangements will benefit the child the most in the long run, giving parents equal rights rather than relying on any type of gender bias (such as automatically awarding custody to the mother). As always, divorce cases involving children may quickly become heated and emotional, making it crucial to rely on the help of a Suffolk county divorce attorney to guide you along the way.

If you are planning to get a no-fault, uncontested divorce and anticipate you and your spouse may be able to work things out in an amicable manner, it may be tempting to cut your legal costs by skipping the step of hiring a divorce attorney. While it is possible to get a divorce without an attorney in the state of New York, doing so can be risky and can often end up costing you more time and money than you anticipated.

First, when you are signing a separation or divorce agreement, you are technically entering into a contract. Without an attorney, you will not know whether the terms of your divorce are fair to you and whether you are giving up any rights or leaving money on the table. Second, even the smoothest of divorces can be emotionally draining, and it is not always easy to think with a clear mind in order to make rational decisions. If you do decide to go ahead and represent yourself in a courtroom situation, the court will expect you to have the same knowledge and follow the same procedures as an attorney. In the end, an attorney can help you ensure your divorce moves without unnecessary delays so you can move on with your life.

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Phone: 631-320-1493
Address: 171 Horseblock Road
Centereach, New York 11720

Service Area: Long Island, NY

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