Matrimonial & Family Law

Mineola Divorce & Family Law Attorneys

Discuss Your Family Matter with Our Experienced Lawyers Today!

No one takes the decision to dissolve a marriage lightly. At Grizopoulos & Portz, P.C., we take pride in our work addressing the complex family law issues that can arise during a divorce in New York State. Our Mineola divorce and family law lawyers are devoted to providing optimal resolutions for all parties involved during this difficult time.

With more than 35 years of combined legal experience, our team can address child custody concerns, keeping the best interests of the children at heart, help divorcing adults through spousal support, and stand by your side through every other step of the divorce process. With a 9.2 “Superb” rating on Avvo and many other accolades, our firm brings the knowledge and experience needed to stand up and protect your rights.

Are you ready to discuss the next steps in your family law or divorce case? Contact our legal team online or at (516) 908-8833 and learn how we can provide the compassionate and effective representation you deserve.

Understanding the Divorce Process in New York

Before you are eligible to file for a divorce in New York State, you and/or your spouse must meet two requirements: be a resident of the state and have a "ground," or legally acceptable reason, for the divorce.

Acceptable grounds for divorce include:

  • Abandonment
  • Adultery
  • Cruel and inhuman treatment
  • Divorce after a judgment of separation
  • Divorce after a legal separation agreement
  • Imprisonment

You also have the option of filing for a “no-fault” divorce in the event you and your spouse are relatively amicable and in agreement regarding how you’d like to divide your assets and share children.

There are a few steps for a couple seeking a divorce:

  • One spouse files for divorce and serves the other spouse, who has 30 days to respond.
  • Temporary court orders are filed for a hearing on child custody and child support.
  • The discovery process begins to exchange information and documents important to the divorce.
  • Each spouse and their lawyer discuss settling the case based on this information.

Our firm always seeks to amicably settle divorce cases following discovery. However, this is not always possible. In some cases, a trial may be necessary, and the resulting divorce decree will be determined by the judge if negotiations are ineffective. Throughout this entire process, your Mineola divorce attorney is ready to stand in your corner to advocate on your behalf.

Protect Your Family through Difficult Divorce & Family Law Cases

A divorce is rarely predictable, and many difficult decisions are made along the way. Grizopoulos & Portz, P.C. provides compassionate yet aggressive negotiation to remain a fierce advocate by your side in case mediation does not go smoothly.

Our firm provides legal counsel during a divorce for issues such as:

  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Paternity
  • Spousal support/alimony

Contact Us Today to Resolve Your Family Law Matter

While most family law legal matters our firm handles tend to center around divorce, we also offer services related to other family law matters such as:

  • Adoption
  • Pre- and post-nuptial agreements

  • General counsel

As a client, you have rights. Our family law attorneys in Mineola are trusted legal representatives who have served hundreds of clients in the New York City area and throughout New York State. For the effective legal edge in your divorce or other family law case that you deserve, put our team on your side.

Contact Grizopoulos & Portz, P.C. at (516) 908-8833 to speak with a family law and divorce lawyer about your case! Our legal team speaks English, Spanish, and Greek.

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