The Law Offices of
Annabel Bazante, Esq.

524 Lucille Avenue
Elmont, New York 11030
(516) 776-7030 / Fax (516) 305-5912

How much does a divorce cost?

Every relationship is different, and the complexity of each relationship informs the cost of the proceedings. Each dispute must be examined, and disputes contribute to the complexity of the case. If the divorce has many components, it can get expensive.

How long do divorce proceedings take?

The duration of each divorce varies. Depending on the complexity of the case and compliance of the parties involved, divorce proceedings can span anywhere from two months to more than one year.

Do I need to provide a reason for divorce?

A reason commonly cited is "irreconcilable differences," sometimes referred to as a no-fault divorce. In this case, all attempts to reconcile differences have been unsuccessful and both parties tried separating for a time. Other grounds include:

  • Physical abuse
  • Mental abuse
  • Natural impotence
  • Adultery
  • Desertion
  • Drug use
  • Murder attempts on a spouse
  • Felony conviction
  • Transmission of a sexually transmitted disease between spouses

How are child support payments determined?

Child support is calculated by examining several factors:

  • Number of minor children
  • Income of each parent
  • Out-of-pocket expenses to provide health insurance
  • Cost of work-related daycare
  • Other factors

Click here to view a child support calculator for families in New York.

The Bazante Law Firm will ensure that each party pays or receives a proper amount of child support.

What factors are considered by the court in determining spousal support?

Spousal support is determined by considering:

  • Age of the spouses
  • Income of each spouse
  • Duration of the marriage
  • Standard of living during the marriage
  • Earning capacity of each party
  • Other factors that the court finds applicable

For any other questions about Elder, Probate, Family law proceedings, and personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits, contact us today at (516) 305-5912.

We offer reasonable fixed fee arrangements and accept major credit cards.

Appointments available at our Elmont office at your convenience.

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