If you are getting divorced in Suffolk County, here are some things you should know.
As with every county, in order to get divorced in Suffolk County, either you or your spouse needs to live in Suffolk County.
The Judges in Suffolk County may change. In the last few years, there have been several changes in the Judges who handle matrimonial (divorce) cases in Suffolk County. Some Judges retire and other Judges are re-assigned. Your case is assigned to a Judge on a random basis and that Judge will handle your case from beginning to end. If you do not like the Judge that is assigned to your case, it is almost impossible to get a new Judge.
With few exceptions, your case will be heard in Supreme Court in Central Islip. Also you will need to actually appear in court for each court appearance. This means that you will need to take off from work.
Similarly, since the case is in Suffolk County, most likely any depositions and settlement conferences will also be held in Suffolk County.
If there are children and an Attorney for the Child (also known as a Law Guardian) is appointed, then that Attorney most likely will be from Suffolk County as well.
Although, the law is the same throughout New York State, each Judge and each County has its own specific way on how a case will be handled. This is why it is important to have an attorney who is familiar with the Suffolk County Court and the Suffolk County Judges.
If you live in Suffolk County or your divorce is in Suffolk County, call the Badanes Law Office. David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office has represented countless clients in Suffolk County and have helped them in their divorce. If you thinking of getting divorce, Contact us by calling the Badanes Law Office 631-239-1702, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Badanes Law Office has offices in Northport, Suffolk County and Garden City, Nassau County.