Is There a Way to Speed Up the Divorce Process?

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Length of Time for Divorce

One complaint we often hear from clients is that the divorce process is taking too long. Clients want to be freed of their marriage as soon as possible and dislike the slow pace of the New York court system. Actually, there are several options for speeding up a divorce. To learn more, you should reach out to a Long Island divorce lawyer to discuss ways to pick up the pace.

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Speed Up a Divorce by Agreeing to Key Issues

An uncontested divorce takes less time than a contested divorce, so winnowing down the contested issues could make it easier to obtain your divorce decree. In a divorce, a judge will need to do the following:

  • Establish a custody schedule
  • Order child support
  • Decide whether one spouse should pay spousal maintenance or support
  • Divide marital property
  • Divide marital debts

It is possible for couples to reach an agreement on any and all of these issues, which can decrease the amount of time it takes to get divorced.


Get Organized

You might seek an uncontested divorce but want to ensure that it goes as quickly as possible. Streamline the process by collecting all evidence of your income and marital property/debts. The judge needs this information, so you should have everything lined up before filing.

Divorces tend to be “paper heavy”, so be sure to discuss what other documents you will need with your divorce attorney and gather them ahead of time. This can speed up the process.

Speak with a Long Island Divorce Attorney at Petroske Riezenman & Meyers

Divorce is a life-changing occurrence, but it shouldn’t take more of your life than necessary. Our lawyers have helped hundreds of people get divorced in a quick and efficient manner, and we are anxious to put our experience to work for you. For more information, please schedule a free consultation by calling or submitting an online message.

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When facing a divorce, child custody, or child support case, you deserve a lawyer who will listen to your concerns and take the time to explain your options, and who has the knowledge and experience to give you the best advice.

The best way to identify whether a Long Island divorce lawyer is right for you is to meet for an initial consultation. At Petroske Riezenman & Meyers, we are pleased to offer potential clients a free, confidential consultation where they can learn more about our experience and discuss their legal dispute. We can also offer our preliminary assessment about how the dispute will likely turn out as well as what evidence you will need for a favorable outcome.

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Why Choose Petroske Riezenman & Meyers

There are many Long Island attorneys who will promise to aggressively represent your interests in a divorce or family law dispute.

Few have the right mix of attributes to provide cutting-edge legal representation along with compassionate support in this stressful time.

At Petroske Riezenman & Meyers, our success is built on three pillars:


Matrimonial and family law changes often. New developments come out of Albany every year, and the courts implement the law in sometimes surprising ways. To effectively protect your interests, you need a lawyer who understands the latest developments in the law, however minor. We stay informed of upcoming amendments and trends in the law. We know the latest court decisions that might impact how a judge views your case. If there is a precedent that supports your claim, we will find it and bring it to the attention of the judge.

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Family law disputes are not like other lawsuits. These disputes are governed by different laws and different judges. Although you can ask a criminal defense lawyer or an immigration attorney to handle your matrimonial or family law dispute, you should not be surprised if they are soon in over their heads and unable to provide effective representation. At Petroske Riezenman & Meyers, our attorneys and support staff have dedicated their careers to excellence and professionalism in the practice of matrimonial and family law.

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We are proud to be highly recommended by many satisfied clients we have represented over the years in divorce and Family Court cases.  We have over a century of combined experience, which allows us to perform a complete review of your case and discover facts that work to your advantage. We understand the unique challenges that family law disputes create, such as the risk of domestic violence, impediments to a negotiated resolution, or the possibility of harassing or vexatious litigation. To see the positive results we have achieved for others, check out our Client Reviews.

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