A Resource and Guide to Long Island Divorce

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Divorce on Long Island


The decision to get a divorce is the first of many tough choices to navigate. Do you file for a fault or no-fault divorce? Is your divorce contested or uncontested? Is it best to negotiate or litigate the division of property, child custody, child support and spousal maintenance? The start of every good decision is good information. This Guide to Long Island Divorce will help you understand some of the basics before you consult with an attorney. You deserve to know what to look for in a divorce attorney, including the right knowledge, experience, and trust.

For quick answers to your most important questions and for information about your options, explore our guide to Long Island divorce by clicking the links in the table below or call us for a free consultation.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. Different Types of Divorce

II. Beginning the Divorce Process

III. Division of Property and Debts

IV. Spousal Support and Maintenance

  • The Difference Between Spousal Support and Maintenance
  • Determining the Amount of Spousal Support or Maintenance
  • The Spousal Maintenance Formula
  • Duration of Maintenance
  • Temporary Maintenance vs. Post-Divorce Maintenance
  • Factors That Can Affect the Amount of Spousal Support or Maintenance
  • Modification of Maintenance
  • Enforcement of Maintenance
V. Child Custody

VI. Child SUPPORT

  • The Child Support Standards Act
  • Determining the Amount of Child Support
  • Calculating Parental Income
  • High Income Parents
  • Factors that Can Affect the Amount of Basic Child Support
  • Insurance, Child Care, and Education Expenses
  • Low Income Parents
  • Modification of Child Support
  • Enforcement of Child Support
  • Emancipation and Termination of Child Support