What do I bring with me to my initial consultation?
When you arrive at Coffinas & Lusthaus, you will be asked to fill out a Client Intake Sheet. If you would like to get a head start on filling out this form and to be sure that you have with you all of the necessary information that it requests, you can download a copy of the form here and bring it with you on the date of your consultation. Please note that not every item requested on this form may be relevant to your situation. Please fill out the form to the best of your ability and we will review it with you in person.
Does it matter which lawyer I make my consultation with?
Sometimes clients come to us with a request to work primarily with one attorney or the other. Other times, clients come to us with just a referral to the firm. In either event, you should be confident in the fact that both Maria and Meredith work together on every matter. Therefore, it does not matter which lawyer you see for your initial consultation.
Is it true that there is no such thing as "no fault" divorce in New York State?
Yes. It is true. New York is the only state in the country without some form of true "no fault" divorce. If this is a concern to you, please be sure to mention it to either Maria or Meredith at your consultation.
How long will it take to get a court date or have my case fully resolved?
Every case is different and unique. The answer depends on the county and the court that you are filing in and the reasonableness (or lack thereof) of all parties involved. Usually we can provide you with a fair estimate at the consultation.
How do I make an appointment for a consultation?
Call the law firm at 718-488-7900 now.