Smithtown, NY Divorce Lawyer

Need a divorce attorney serving Smithtown, New York?

free consultation with a divorce lawyer in Smithtown, New YorkFor most people, divorce is a tough time for everyone involved, especially if you have children. When you are going through a divorce, it is important to be able to find a lawyer who can help advise on the best course of action. This will ensure that your rights and interests, as well as those of your children, if applicable, will be protected throughout this difficult time in your life.

There are a few things to consider when you’re looking for a divorce lawyer in Smithtown, NY. To start, make sure the lawyer specializes in divorce law and has extensive experience with divorce cases.  You should also meet with the attorney to see if you and the attorney agree on how your divorce should be handled.  You have to feel comfortable with your attorney.  Some additional qualities to look for when you need to find a local divorce lawyer:

  • Make sure they respond to inquiries and communications in a timely manner (David P. Badanes answers all calls or emails within one business day).
  • Ensure they are knowledgeable on current Divorce laws and able to articulate a plan and strategy.
  • Be sure that they communicate in a way that is easy for you to understand without unnecessary jargon.
  • Find a divorce attorney who keeps you up to date on progress, next steps and decisions that need to be made during the divorce process.
  • Only work with an attorney who you believe is trustworthy. Get references when possible.

If you are looking to file for divorce in New York with a divorce attorney, then you should contact the Badanes Law Office. With many years of experience representing clients throughout all of Long Island, David Badanes, Esq. provides comprehensive legal services that can be tailored specifically to your needs and circumstances at a reasonable cost. Mr. Badanes truly believes in “Divorce, your way.” No two cases are the same!

Call (631) 239-1702 or contact us online to book a divorce consultation with an experienced divorce attorney serving Smithtown, NY and all of Long Island.

Contact Information

Badanes Law Office
Phone: (631) 239-1702
Mon - Fri: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Office Address:
Suffolk County Office:
Badanes Law Office
842 Route 25A (Fort Salonga Road)
Northport, New York 11768

Nassau County Office:
Badanes Law Office
405 RXR Plaza
Uniondale, NY 11556 631-239-1702

Divorce Legal Services We Provide in Smithtown, NY

The Badanes Law Office offers an array of legal services including the following divorce legal services:

How to File for Divorce in Smithtown, NY

David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office will handle the filing of your divorce.  The Courts now accept e-filing, so no more traveling to the courthouse to file.  In order to file for a divorce in New York State, there are certain residency requirements you must meet.  Call the Badanes Law Office to see if you qualify, however, for most, if you have lived in New York for more than 1 year, you probably can file for a divorce in New York State.

The Badanes Law Office will also make sure that your spouse is properly served with the divorce papers.

Let the Badanes Law Office help you navigate through the divorce process. Book your FREE consultation now by calling (631) 239-1702 or filling out the contact us form below.

Book Your FREE Divorce Consultation

Call (631) 239-1702 or contact us to tell us about your case today.

Client Testimonials

“Real stand-up practice.  Made the process with my case as easy as it could have been.  Kept me informed the entire time of any changes or issues that needed my attention.  I would recommend this practice to anyone looking for knowledgeable and honest service.” – Kirk M.

“I used David for my divorce. Found him to be very knowledgeable, willing to push for what I wanted. If I had a question usually got at least an email same day if not a call. If he was busy, I usually got a phone call within 24 hours. I would highly recommend.” – Ed O.


“I can’t thank David enough for his legal representation. David is very knowledgeable and acts quickly for his clients. He handled everything so smoothly and is very responsive to any legal questions you might have. I highly recommend having David represent you.” – Pat H.


Divorce FAQs

How long will it take for my divorce to be finalized?

This question cannot be answered until you are actually involved in the case and your attorney is aware of what’s happening. Divorce can take anywhere from a few months to several or more months depending on many variables.  One of the biggest factors in how long your divorce will take is which Judge is assigned to your case.  Some Judges will “fast track” a divorce, while other Judges will not be so quick to get the divorce resolved.

After I file for divorce, do I have to continue living in New York?

For most cases, you do not have to continue to live in New York once you file for divorce.  However, you should consult with the Badanes Law Office to make sure that once the divorce is filed, you can move out-of-state.  Even if you are permitted to move out-of-state, please note that the Court may still require you to physically attend court conferences within the New York courthouse.

Where and how will my divorce complaint be filed?

It is filed in the County where at least one spouse lives and it is filed in the Supreme Court of that County.  In New York, the “Supreme Court” is the trial court (unlike in the Federal system, where the U.S. Supreme Court is an appellate court).  As stated above, most filings are done via e-filing.  Also, some Judges allow remove (Zoom or likewise) appearances.

If you have other questions about divorce in Smithtown or Suffolk County, contact David P. Badanes, Esq. today! Call (631) 239-1702 or contact online.

About Smithtown, New York

Smithtown is located in Suffolk County on Long Island. There are approximately 116,384 residents living in this area, according to the 2018 census records. It is a wonderful place to live as it offers residents the best of both worlds with its suburban feel and proximity to New York City.

Smithtown has many restaurants, cafés (like Margarita’s Café Smithtown and Javier’s Café), coffee shops, parks for those who like outdoor activities such as hiking or biking, and many other attractions.

Many homes are owner-occupied which means that you won’t be living in crowded conditions and will also enjoy low crime rates (which contributes towards making your home even more valuable).

The public schools here offer an excellent education – one reason why parents continue moving into this town!

Smithtown is popularly known for its 25 town parks, four State parks and pristine beaches; Short Beach Long Beach Kings Park Bluff Callahan’s. Smithtown prides itself on having one of the top school districts in the island.

Colleges close to Smithtown include: Stony Brook University, Long Island Business Institute,

Five Towns College and more.

Popular landmarks include: Sweet Briar Nature Center, Caleb Smith State Park, and Smithtown Center for the Performing Art, just to name a few.

Villages Nearby

  • Nesconset, NY 11767
  • Saint James, NY 11780
  • Lake Grove, NY 11755
  • Islip, NY 11706
  • West Bay Shore, NY 11706
  • East Northport, NY 11731
  • Huntington, NY 11721
  • Huntington Station, NY 11743
  • Elwood, NY 11731
  • South Huntington, NY 11746

Directions to David’s office from Smithtown, NY to 842 Fort Salonga Rd, Northport, NY

From Route 25A: 

Simply head west on Route 25A until you get into Northport.  The Badanes Law Office is located across the street from Vespa Restaurant and is about 500 feet before you hit McDonalds.  Although, the address is on Route 25A, to get to the office, you must turn Left onto Vernon Valley Road and then a quick Left into the parking lot.

From Route 25 (Jericho Turnpike):

Take Route 25 west to Larkfield Road (right after Home Depot).  Make a Right turn onto Larkfield Road, go about 5 miles.  Before you cross over Route 25A, make a right turn into the parking lot of the Badanes Law Office.

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