Before you decide whether to proceed with the divorce, you first need to learn the main steps you will have to take. You will not be divorced one day, or even months, after you file. Instead, the process takes some time, so you should put a lot of thought into it before making any official decisions.

All relationships can be considered turbulent and emotional at some point, with lots of ups and downs. But if you are consistently having more downs than ups lately, you may be looking at divorce as an appealing option. If you cannot get the idea of filing for divorce out of your head, you need to truly think about the consequences of this decision.

While divorce is the right option for many couples, it is also a complicated and sometimes terrifying process. That’s why you need some education about it before you file, along with an experienced New York divorce attorney to help you through every step. In fact, you should meet with an attorney from our firm even before you are positive that you want to go through with the divorce. We can educate you on the matter, and answer any questions you have.

If you decide to meet with us early on in the divorce process, we can help you create a strategy that is ideal for your family. We will let you know how to manage all the details, including factors you have not thought about. We will also make sure you understand that leaving emotions out of the process as much as possible is recommended. When you keep it about the facts, and about the best interests of any children involved, your case can be short and simple. We can help you keep this in mind as we move along in the divorce process.


Once you know that this is the right decision for you, we encourage you to ask us questions before officially starting the process. Let us know if you have questions about:

  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Equitable distribution

We want to make sure you understand all aspects of a New York divorce. At your first meeting with us, we will let you know what documents you need to collect or create. For example, we urge you to fill out the proper New York divorce forms , such as an information sheet that states the grounds for divorce, the number of children you have, and your plans regarding child custody and asset distribution.

You should also collect your tax returns, bank statements, and proof of debt. Doing so at the beginning of divorce proceedings will help the process go faster, which will be cheaper and easier for you.

Whether you are simply contemplating divorce or are ready to go through with it, call us at 718-875-7584 to make an appointment with Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C.

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