Helping You Navigate the Divorce Process
Reliable Counsel Through Your Difficult Divorce
Coffinas & Lusthaus, P.C. understands the emotions that come with initiating or responding to divorce
proceedings. For almost 20 years, we've met with clients in states
of anger, confusion, uncertainty and fear. With our
personalized and highly professional approach to representation, we guide our clients through the challenges of a New
York divorce, capably asserting their rights to a fair outcome. With hard
work and tenacity, we get you to the place you can declare, "Wait
'til next year!" with confidence.
No city is more focused on winning than Brooklyn, and New Yorkers accept
the demands of competing here with stoicism and resolve. Brooklyn is famously
obstinate in the face of defeat. We coined the phrase "Wait 'til
next year!" and turned it into a rallying cry. Yet, when the moment
finally comes to admit our marriage is over, our façade chips away,
and we feel something Brooklynites rarely feel: vulnerable.
Request a case evaluation with our Brooklyn divorce lawyers!
What Are Grounds for Divorce in New York?
New York recognizes both fault and no-fault divorces. A fault divorce means
that you are attributing the end of your marriage to your spouse’s
behavior. The grounds for a New York fault divorce are:
- Cruel and inhuman treatment
In order to file on the grounds of separation, you and your spouse must
have lived apart for a year and filed a separation agreement.
By contrast, a no-fault divorce means that you are not attributing the
end of your marriage to your spouse’s behavior. With this kind of
divorce, there is no need to prove that anyone is at fault. New York recognizes
the following as grounds for a no-fault divorce:
In order to file on the grounds of irretrievable breakdown, your marriage
needs to have been broken down for at least six months and all of your
financial affairs need to be in order.
Favorable Outcomes for Over 20 Years
Clients come to us from all over the five boroughs, Nassau, and Westchester for help
filing for divorce in New York. Since 1997, our lawyers have established a solid track record of favorable
outcomes for our clients. In negotiations, at trial, and on appeal, we
augment our legal knowledge with creative strategies that deliver positive results.
Our law firm can assist with the following kids of divorce cases:
Uncontested divorce - In New York, an uncontested divorce is the quickest and least costly
way to dissolve a marriage. To obtain an uncontested divorce, the couple
must present the court with a signed divorce settlement agreement. Getting
to a fair agreement is often a challenge; Coffinas & Lusthaus, P.C.
Contested divorce - When a couple cannot deliver a complete divorce settlement agreement, they
must litigate any issues. The contested issues are usually the most complex
and emotionally charged, including
spousal support, and property distribution. We combine legal knowledge and creative thinking
to resolve even the thorniest custody and support issues. In addition,
we've demonstrated time and again that we have the capacity, even
as a small firm, to protect our clients' interests in the division
of high-asset marital estates.