New York Divorce & Family Law Attorney


When you decide upon a divorce, you must know your rights and obligations. You will have questions regarding the distribution of marital property, marital debt, child custody, child support and spousal support or alimony. These are significant issues that will effect you well into the future. Know your legal rights. Our firm offers a free, no obligation consultation, so that you know the law and what to expect.

New York No-Fault Divorce

New York’s new no-fault divorce law, effective October 13, 2010,  now allows you to get a divorce if your marriage has been “irretrievably broken” for six months or more. No longer is it necessary for one spouse to blame the other for the breakdown of their marriage and prove it in court.

The Law Office of John Fazzini in Huntington Station offers affordable New York no-fault divorce services. If you have questions about no-fault divorce, temporary spousal maintenance or other aspects of the recent changes in the law, call our office for a free consultation at (631) 547-8989.

Grounds for Divorce in New York

In New York State, grounds or fault in a divorce case are limited to:

  • Cruel and inhuman treatment
  • Abandonment for a period of at least one year
  • Imprisonment for a period of three years
  • Adultery
  • Living Separate and Apart pursuant to the terms of a Separation Agreement
  • Living Separate and Apart pursuant to a Judgment of Separation

Let the Law Office of John Fazzini, P.C., explain these grounds/fault to you.

Uncontested vs. Contested Divorce


Parties are free to resolve all the legal issues surrounding a divorce. When the parties can agree on every issue, they may proceed with an “uncontested” divorce. Uncontested divorces are often quicker and less costly than contested or litigated divorces, because the parties can agree. If you have what you believe to be an uncontested divorce, you should contact a lawyer to review your rights.

Legal Guidance to Protect Your Interests

Whether you are just thinking about a divorce, or have decided to pursue a divorce, you need a trusted divorce lawyer to protect your rights. At the Law Office of John Fazzini, P.C., we can protect your rights, and explain your obligations. Our legal services extend to issues of:

Knowledge about the law can help reduce confusion and empower you to make informed decisions about your future, and that of your children.

With more than 17 years of legal experience, John Fazzini, Esq., has the skills and experience to handle your case. From a simply uncontested matter to a divorce involving business interests and hidden assets, you will be in good hands with the Law Office of John Fazzini, P.C.

Contact a New York Divorce Lawyer

To determine whether you have grounds for a divorce, to initiate a legal separation or petition the family court for child support, visitation or custody, our Long Island law firm offers a free initial consultation to discuss your situation and learn about your rights. Call our office at 631-547-8989 or contact us through our website.