Divorce Law

Nassau County Divorce Attorney

New York's No-Fault Divorce Law

Filing for Divorce

In August 2010, New York has joined the other 49 states to include a no-fault basis for divorce. Amending Domestic Relations Law §170 to add irretrievable breakdown as a grounds for divorce, it is now possible to seek divorce when one spouse alleges that the marital relationship suffered an irretrievable breakdown for a period of at least six months, provided that the spouse so states while under oath.

Transition to a New Life

It is expected that divorces may proceed more easily between spouses without the emotional angst of needing to prove grounds and the advantageous edge of holding back consent on the grounds issue.

Nonetheless, the law is complex and the guidance of a Nassau County divorce attorney is highly recommended. Attorney Jane Cristal will explain the implications of New York's divorce law.

As the statute is written, a party litigant will not be awarded a judgment of divorce until the legal issues of equitable distribution; spousal maintenance; child support; counsel fees and expert fees; custody and visitation of the unemancipated children have been resolved between the parties or by Court Order.

Previous Grounds for Divorce in New York

Grounds has been, historically, a complicated issue. Generally, during a preliminary consultation, the issue of grounds is analyzed so that effective strategies can be explored.

Despite the fact that the following grounds are enumerated in the statute, your Nassau County divorce attorney at Jane K. Cristal, P.C. can explain application of the law to your particular set of circumstances based on the case law and legal interpretation.

With the addition of irretrievable breakdown, however, some of these issues may have implications for your divorce: domestic violence, cruel treatment, adultery, or wasteful dissipation of assets.

Handling Your Divorce-Related Matters

At Jane K. Cristal, P.C., our team handles a broad range of legal matters related to divorce and the divorce process. You can turn to our firm for trusted guidance and counsel throughout the entire process.

Our Nassau County Office: 200 Old Country Road, Suite 400

Mineola, New York 11501

Contact our firm today at (800) 817-5029 to set up a consultation.

Benefit from JANE K. CRISTAL’S EXPERIENCE AND High Standards

  • A distinguished career serving clients since 1987
  • Skilled litigator; fierce negotiator, and dedicated advocate
  • Consistently effective and resolutely energetic for you and your case
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The Help You Need

Trust Jane K. Cristal, P.C. to help you move forward with your life. Call (800) 817-5029 to get started now.

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The Cristal Pledge

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  • To be on the ready for any twist or turn in your matter;

  • To explore multiple strategic options and take the time to clarify the likely results;

  • To de-mystify the Court system with step by step explanations;

  • To be committed to YOU and work diligently & creatively to achieve your goals.

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  • Jane K. Cristal, P.C.

    “Thank you again for doing an unbelievable job for me in my divorce… you made a traumatic time in my life much more bearable. I will highly recommend you to anyone who’s going through family conflicts and needs counsel… just like I already have.”

  • Jane K. Cristal, P.C.

    “I needed to find an attorney. Fortunately, I found Jane Cristal. Deciding it was time for a divorce was hard enough, but Jane took away all of my fears. When I called her office for the first time and spoke with her, she was very attentive and made me feel very comfortable. I made an appointment for a consultation to discuss my case in detail and by the time I left her office, I knew I had retained the right attorney. She thoroughly explained options to me and walked me through every detail. She was always thorough in her explanations and always looked at the case from all angles. ...”

  • Jane K. Cristal, P.C.

    “Jane Cristal made a potentially difficult divorce easier. I was married for more than 20 years and essentially was a stay at home mom. I was very concerned about how my life would continue. Issues of custody, child support, and add-on expenses for our children, spousal maintenance and the marital residence and distribution of property were all of great concern to me. I knew my spouse did not wish to litigate but I also knew that we did not agree on important issues. Jane Cristal made the entire experience comfortable. We ended with a very comprehensive agreement. Jane is a highly ...”

  • Jane K. Cristal, P.C.

    “Jane K. Cristal is a strong legal advocate who is extremely knowledgeable not just about the law of divorce but also the know-how of divorce. She is hands-on, thorough, concerned and compassionate. She gets the human side of the issues. I think she is leagues above the rest. Jane Cristal always focused on what was in my best interest and always explained to me, in an easy to understand way, exactly what all my options were. I was always kept informed of the goings-on in my case and she was able to communicate clearly to me all of the possible outcomes I could expect from the court. ...”

  • Jane K. Cristal, P.C.

    “I just completed my divorce agreement and I could not be happier. Working with Jane Cristal was a pleasure. She was professional at all times and explained everything to me and I would know the relevant law to a tee. Jane was always accessible and if I had a concern that felt urgent I knew I could call her and she would give me a clear explanation. Her work was thorough and she was interested in all details of my matter. I am extremely satisfied with the ways things ended up. Her sense of timing was exquisite! And, also, when I needed an extra nudge to get my work done, she knew how ...”

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