Divorce is a difficult time, and you will face many important decisions. You need a Long Island divorce attorney who understands that each divorce is different. At the Badanes Law Office, your needs come first. You will work directly with the Principal attorney, receiving prompt, reliable, and attentive care to all matters of your case. If you are contemplating divorce, watch our video below or contact us today at (631) 239-1702.
A Divorce Law Firm About ‘You.’ Divorce, Your Way.
The motto of the Badanes Law Office is “The Law Firm With a Difference.” If you are facing a divorce or a difficult family situation, you will find many positive differences between our law firm and other firms, when looking for the best divorce lawyer on Long Island. Differences that will help you obtain the best possible outcome in your divorce, separation, post-divorce issues, child support, child custody, orders of protection and all issues related to matrimonial law and family law. We recognize how unique every case can be, and we take the time to understand your unique needs.
You Should Know Who Is Working On Your Case.
At the Badanes Law Office, the Principal Attorney always works on your case. Unlike some other law firms, were you never know which attorney is actually handling your case. David Badanes has been described as: Intelligent, Ethical, Reliable, Trustworthy, Prepared, Zealous, Attentive, Available, and Detailed Oriented.
Individualized Attention, From Beginning To End.
We Are Prompt and We Stay Accessible: We have the experience, track record of success and passion for excellence in representing all of our clients. We provide excellent legal representation with reasonable hourly rates. Yet, you get a law firm with vast experience in matrimonial law and with proven results. Clients are surprised how accessible we remain to them at all times and our policy of a quick response time for all of their needs.
Voted “Top Attorney” in the Divorce Category at AVVO, we take great pride in our reputation.
If you are seeking a divorce, legal separation or you have been served with divorce papers, David Badanes, Esq. and the Badanes Law Office can help you traverse the often complex legal process properly, efficiently and help you attain the best outcome for your situation. As a highly skilled and experienced attorney, David Badanes can help you handle all the important issues in your divorce, including custody, parenting time, division of marital assets, spousal maintenance, attorney’s fees. The Badanes Law Office will make sure you are prepared for court and trial (if there is a trial). Whether you are going to have a contested or uncontested divorce, David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office provides specific legal advice for your particular needs. We represent your interests, provide quality guidance both pre and post trial, and determine the best course of action at all times.
The Badanes Law Office has handled hundreds of complex and simple Long Island divorces, custody and family law cases. We have proven results. We are seasoned both in and out of court to handle your divorce case, vigorously providing effective legal representation. We are also experience mediators, helping you mediate your divorce with your spouse, out of the court system, so that you can move on.
In general terms, there are three different types of divorces:
Here is how you can help to make your divorce shorter:
In New York, there are three basic types of child custody:
It is important not to confuse “custody” with “parenting time”. Custody, primarily means who makes decisions for the child. While, parenting time (which goes by many other names, such as “access time”, “visitation” etc.) involves what time the parents have with the child.
If you are going through a divorce in the Long Island, New York area, you should know how to navigate the key issues surrounding your divorce. This instant download is an excellent resource for you and is free of charge. Download a copy of “New York Divorce Guidebook” here.
Praising Our Service and Results
“I went to another lawyer for my divorce and was told it would take 6 months for it to be final. 3 years later, I decided enough was enough and went to David to take care of it. David told me the divorce was not filed properly the first time and that we would have to start over. We were told again it would be done in 6 months. His knowledge of the process gave us the comfort that this time it would be handled properly. After 6 months as promised, my divorce was final without issues. We are so pleased to have an attorney who delivered what he promised. David is very competent, and I would recommend him highly to friends or family without hesitation.”
“Mr. Badanes addressed my legal questions in a very clear and efficient manner which greatly facilitated my understanding of the process. His guidance was extremely knowledgeable and grounding. Mr. Badanes made a very difficult situation manageable. I would highly recommend Mr. Badanes’s legal services.”
-Mary, Commack, NY
“David Badanes handled my divorce and the writing of my will. He handled everything wonderfully. My divorce was fair and was completed very quickly. He is very professional and handled all the delicate issues with care and understanding. The entire process of divorce is upsetting, stressful and unsettling but Mr. Badanes always put me at ease and made the process much easier and everything ran very smoothly. I highly recommend David Badanes to anyone who needs his services.”
-J.L., Lake Ronkonkoma, NY
“David, assisted me with a legal matter. Because of his experience and attention to detail, the result was quicker with a greater settlement than anticipated.”
“Great experience. Very professional and attentive to all of my needs throughout.”
“Extremely professional and always takes great care of his clients. Badanes Law office is very punctual and they give excellent personal service.”
“David is very attentive and dedicated to the details of his clients matters. I always feel well taken care of with David Badanes by my side.”
“Mr. David Badanes is a highly competent, knowledgeable and compassionate Counsel. He was recommended to me by another Counsel who felt that Mr. Badanes would be better suited to handle my divorce case due to some inherent complexities like long-term marriage, joint property, assets, retirement accounts and child custody and support issues. Mr. Badanes was very effective in negotiating a fair Settlement Agreement, instead of going to trial. He was extremely responsive and supportive throughout this arduous process. Even after my divorce was finalized, he responded promptly to any follow-up questions I had. I feel that I can count on him for his expertise and I highly recommend him without any reservations.”
-S.M., New Hyde Park, N.Y.
“David is an excellent divorce attorney. He is reliable, trustworthy and executes with speed. He successfully handled my divorce. He was able to make recommendations and suggestions and my case moved along fast with no issues. I have recommended David to others and will continue to do so.”
“Making the decision to end my long-term marriage was very difficult. It was important to me to find a lawyer who would not only provide accurate legal advice and competent representation, but also be available for meetings and responsive to my inquiries. I found Mr. Badanes to be all of the above. He did a very good job of explaining the process of divorce, what to expect and, where appropriate, he made suggestions for issues I hadn’t considered. Mr. Badanes expertise and commitment kept the legal aspects of filing for divorce on track which allowed me to focus on managing the emotional aspects of ending my marriage. With Mr. Badanes’s help, my spouse and I have managed to come to agreement on all issues and continue to maintain a very respectful relationship as we move forward with raising our children. I feel confident recommending Mr. Badanes to others for their legal needs.”
-E.K., Northport, NY
If you live in Suffolk County, our office is conveniently located in Northport, close to the Long Island Expressway and the Northern State Parkway.
If you live in Nassau County, our satellite office is centrally located across from the Nassau Coliseum, in Uniondale, minutes away from the Meadowbrook Parkway.
If you or your spouse live in Suffolk County, then your case can be heard in Suffolk County Supreme Court in Central Islip. David Badanes is very familiar with the Suffolk County Judges and is well-respected by both Judges and other attorneys.
If you or your spouse live in Nassau County, then your case can be heard in the Nassau County Supreme Court, located in Mineola. David Badanes is also well-known to the Nassau County Judges.
The Badanes Law Office serves clients facing divorce, child custody, child support and other family law issues throughout Long Island, New York, ranging anywhere from Montauk to Queens and to all the towns in-between. We are especially convenient to clients living in Northport, East Northport, Commack, Huntington, Melville, Smithtown, Centerport, Greenlawn, Elwood, Dix Hills, Kings Park, Huntington Station, Saint James, and Stony Brook in Suffolk County.
When difficult legal situations arise, you need someone with experience on your side. At the Badanes Law Office, we have the experience and excellence to make a difference in your divorce or family issue. We provide: A firm commitment to your case, whether it is litigated or uncontested; individualized attention; Extensive knowledge of all divorce processes and court proceedings; excellent references with highly successful results; and, a personable, accessible, responsive attorney who is there for you when you need it the most. Don’t wait. Start planning your future. Call David Badanes today at (631) 239-1702, or fill out our form, and we’ll reach out to you!