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CONTESTED DIVORCE

Queens Divorce Attorneys


As Queens Divorce Attorneys, we have seen lots of couples think their divorce will be simple. This process is often more complicated than people realize at first. Yet when you own a car, own a home, have investments or other assets, there are many issues that need to be resolved. That's when you should contact a divorce lawyer who knows New York divorce law and knows the courts in Queens.


Skilled Attorneys - Proven Litigators - Tough But Fair Negotiators


Mark Plaine has decades of experience in handling cases of contested divorce in Queens. He has negotiated the most difficult sticking points, and reached a reasonable settlement, saving everyone time, money and emotional distress.


Respected Lawyers at Affordable Rates


In New York, the most common type of divorce case is called No-Fault. One can claim that the marriage has been "irretrievably broken" for six months or more. If this describes your situation, please contact us for a consultation.


The Fault-Based, divorce, however, still exists. One spouse can still charge the other party with abusive behavior in the marriage:

  • Cruel and inhuman treatment. This requires more than just incompatibility. The offending party must have made living together as married couple dangerous to the other person.
  • Abandonment. This may involve actually being away from the marital residence for a year or more, or it may indicate a refusal by one spouse to fulfill basic marital obligations, often sexual. 
  • Imprisonment. The deprivation of freedom must continue, unabated, for a period of three or more years.
  • Adultery. This accuses the other party of having sex outside the marriage. 
  • Conversion Agreement. Divorce pursuant to a separation agreement, also known as conversion divorce proceedings, occurs when one party seeks to convert an existing separation agreement into a judgment of divorce.


Divorce for Same-Sex Couples


Since same-sex marriage was legalized in New York in 2011, the New York courts have begun to hear such cases. Queens divorce attorney Mark Plaine strives to provide high quality legal representation to all clients, regardless of orientation.


Forest Hills Marital Property Division Lawyer


Along with settling custody issues and financial arrangements, the blunt question of Who Gets What is a big part of most divorce proceedings. Mark approaches each case with compassion for all involved, and seeks to reach a fair distribution of the marital assets. 


Full Service Divorce Representation in Queens


Our firm provides the full contingent of divorce representation, including property division, complex divorce, same-sex divorce, child custody, child support, modification and enforcement proceedings, and marital agreements. When you need help with a serious family legal issue, please call 1-718-268-0279.

80-02 Kew Gardens Rd.
Suite 1050
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
1.718.268.0279
mplaine@plainelaw.com

Mark I. Plaine, Esq.

Mark Plaine, Divorce Lawyer in Queens


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