New Year — Starting a New Divorce in The New Year 2016

Fresh Start You may have waited to start your divorce after the New Year. Here are a few tips for starting your divorce.

  • If you do not already have an attorney, when selecting an attorney, make sure that attorney will actually handle your case. Some law firms will have several attorneys who may handle your case.
  • Get copies of your financial documents. You will need to provide financial documents, including, your banking statements, mortgage statements, tax returns and retirement account information. Having copies of those documents or an electronic copy (pdf) will help you and your attorney.
  • Have a post-divorce plan. You should have a post-divorce plan in place. Where are you going to live? If you have children, what kind of custody and support are you seeking? What will be your budget?
  • Evidence: You should be saving your text messages, emails, photographs and any other evidence that you may need in your divorce. Your attorney can give you more information about this.

At the Badanes Law Office, David Badanes personally handles every divorce. He provides excellent legal representation combined with superior client care. All telephone calls and emails are returned promptly, usually within the same day. Mr. Badanes has helped clients in both complex divorce cases as well as in simpler uncontested divorce cases, and everything in-between.

If divorce is in your plans as a “New Year’s Resolution,” please reach out to us. If you live in Suffolk County, Nassau County or New York City and need a divorce (matrimonial) lawyer, then call David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office at 631-239-1702 or email at


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