An Olive Branch Approach To Family Law

Representation For Your No-Fault Divorce

In the past, individuals could not file for divorce in New York without showing they had legal grounds to do so based on allegations of adultery, abandonment or cruel and inhumane treatment. Couples could also only legally end a marriage after being separated for a year or more. This all changed in 2010.

You Do Not Have To Prove Grounds For Divorce

Couples no longer have to state a reason in order to get divorced. At The Law Offices of Michael N. Kalil in central New York, you will work with an attorney who stays abreast of changes in the law. Because he has focused exclusively on family law for decades, Michael knows the nuances of the law. He is prepared to help you navigate through this time of uncertainty so you can start the next chapter of your life.

Experienced In Handling No-Fault Divorces

In the past, the party filing for divorce could gain an upper hand based on allegations that their spouse committed adultery or acted in a way that caused the marriage to end. Not everything is black and white. This is especially true when marriages fall apart. No matter why things went astray, neither side can gain an advantage trying to prove fault. The court will grant your divorce even if there is no clear reason for the marriage to end.

No matter why you are getting divorced, the issues that need to be dealt with can be complex. Michael understands the emotional stress you are likely facing. He is committed to helping you work past any emotional hurdles so you can resolve pressing issues in the most amicable way possible. He offers collaborative law services for couples to make decisions outside of trial using a noncombative approach to address:

  • Nurturing child custody and visitation arrangements
  • Financial support that covers the expenses of child-rearing
  • Expert assessments for the distribution of marital assets
  • An appropriate amount of necessary alimony payments post-divorce

If you feel that your spouse caused your marriage to fall apart, you have every reason to be angry. Michael will help you work past the emotional tumult so you can reach a resolution in your and your children’s best interests. Many times, divorcing couples can avoid future disputes when their settlement agreements are made amicably. However, if this is not possible, Michael will not hesitate to aggressively fight for you in a trial.

Contact A Skilled No-Fault Divorce Attorney

If you consider getting a divorce, contact The Law Offices of Michael N. Kalil to learn more about your options. Michael can outline the process for obtaining a no-fault divorce so you are not left with any surprises. Call 315-235-1012 today to arrange your free initial consultation in Utica.