Syracuse Divorce Lawyer

Seeking a Compassionate Attorney for Your Divorce?

The ending of a marriage can create a whirlwind of distress, anger, and worry. The resulting chaos of emotions can cloud judgment and often prevent sound decision making. At Haddad Law Office, P.C., I have been assisting my clients tackle difficult life issues for more than a decade. My firm is dedicated to offering the straightforward advice, skilled legal representation, and supportive advocacy needed as they travel through some of the toughest times in their lives.

Why Clients Are Choosing My Firm

  • Serving families throughout Syracuse for more than a decade
  • Flexible appointments and availability
  • Personalized, attentive legal counsel
  • One-on-one consultations with clients

As a Syracuse divorce attorney, I can provide insightful legal counsel you require for all aspects of the process, including:

Grounds for Divorce in New York

New York has now joined the ranks of no-fault divorce states. While this is an option that many couples now employ, it is not the only grounds legally accepted. There are many reasons or "faults" that the courts may recognize as grounds for a divorce. These options include:

  • Irretrievable breakdown of the relationship: This is the no-fault provision. Both parties must swear that the marriage has been beyond repair for at least six months and agree to all issues such as alimony and child custody.
  • Cruel and inhumane treatment: While physical abuse is covered in this option, cruel and inhumane treatment can involve any conduct that creates an emotional disturbance. Examples include unreasonable financial constraints or lack of communication.
  • Adultery: To be considered as a grounds for divorce, adultery must be proven. Many clients opt for the cruel and inhumane treatment grounds rather than going through the sometimes more difficult route of proving adultery.
  • Divorce based on separation: The couple has been living apart for at least one year.

Additional grounds for dissolution of marriage include alienation of affection, abandonment, and insanity. As an experienced Syracuse family law attorney, I can help you assess which grounds for divorce would best apply to your situation.

Contact Haddad Law Office, P.C. to arrange an evaluation where can discuss the details of your case and weigh your available options.

New York High-Asset Divorce Attorney

It goes without saying that the financial stakes are elevated in a high-asset divorce, especially during the property division process. If you are contemplating a divorce involving a sizeable amount of financial resources, it is vital that you retain skilled and adept legal counsel as soon as possible. As an accomplished divorce attorney practicing in Syracuse and the surrounding areas, I am experienced in the complexities involved in high-asset divorces. I can provide the assertive advocacy you need to protect your rights and interests.

Proper identification and valuation of all marital assets is a key component in high net-worth divorces. These can include both visible and hidden assets such as multiple bank accounts, real estate holdings, businesses, and other personal property. I often consult with business and real estate professionals to assist in analyzing and assessing the complete financial picture. My goal is to achieve fair and equitable agreements for child support, child custody, and alimony that will allow my clients to move forward in positive financial positions.

Call Today to Request Your Confidential Consultation

I am committed to protecting the rights and interests of my clients throughout their divorce proceedings. Regardless if you are able to achieve an amicable uncontested divorce or are confronting a contentious and heated courtroom battle, I am here to help.

I can provide the effective and tenacious counsel you require. At Haddad Law Office, P.C., I offer off-site appointments.