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“I attribute my overall success to the fact that I truly care.”

-Chris Palermo

Long Island Divorce Lawyer

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Dedicated Divorce Lawyers Serving Long Island, NY

Before officially ending a marriage through divorce, certain issues need to be sorted out. These include figuring out who gets custody of the kids, setting up visitation schedules, determining child support payments, dividing up property, and sometimes deciding on spousal support.

If both parties can’t agree on these matters, mediation or negotiations can often help find a solution. Once all disagreements are settled, the divorce is considered uncontested, and the court can issue a final decree. However, if attempts to resolve things peacefully don’t work out, the case may have to go to trial.

Having Attorney Chris Palermo on your side can provide valuable support. He’ll assist you in making well-informed choices and guide you through each step of the divorce process smoothly.


Chris Palermo brings extensive expertise to divorce and family law matters, backed by a strong record of successful outcomes. While divorce is often fraught with challenges, Chris believes in minimizing conflicts. He prioritizes resolving disputes through cooperation with opposing counsel, aiming for the optimal result for his clients. However, should a trial become necessary, he is fully equipped to serve as a proficient trial lawyer. Beyond his legal advocacy, Chris is committed to understanding his clients’ worries, offering informed advice, and guiding them through the profound and often difficult transitions their families face.

Meet Chris Palermo

Helping those in need obtain the justice they deserve.

Chris Palermo assists a diverse range of clients with matrimonial and family legal issues, aiming to achieve the best outcomes for each individual. Chris, along with his partner Riley Perry, personally guides clients through every stage of their legal journey. Throughout his representation, Chris guarantees the following:

  • Your initial consultation is complimentary.
  • You’ll receive regular updates on all aspects of your case.
  • Any calls or emails you send will be answered within 24 hours.

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Long Island Divorces

Residency Requirements

Before you initiate the divorce process in New York, you must meet certain residency requirements. To file for divorce in a New York court, at least one of the following conditions must be met:

  • One spouse must have continuously lived in New York State for at least two years prior to filing for divorce.
  • Alternatively, if one spouse has lived in New York State for at least one year before filing and either the marriage occurred in New York or the couple lived together in New York as a married couple, you can proceed with the divorce.
  • Another option is if one spouse has resided in New York State for one year, and the reasons leading to the divorce occurred within New York.
  • Lastly, if both spouses were residents of New York at the time of filing for divorce and the reasons for seeking the divorce happened within the state, you can file for divorce in New York.

In New York, couples seeking divorce can opt for either a no-fault divorce or a fault-based divorce.

A no-fault divorce occurs when the marriage has been irreparably broken for six months prior to filing for divorce, indicating that the couple believes their marriage cannot be salvaged or reconciled.

Alternatively, spouses have the option to seek a fault-based divorce by citing reasons such as:

  • Inhuman treatment
  • Abandonment
  • Imprisonment
  • Adultery
  • Living apart based on a separation judgment or agreement.

Contact Our Long Island Divorce Lawyer Today

Chris Palermo and his partner, Riley Perry, provide legal representation for clients facing issues in matrimonial and family law. They are committed to achieving favorable outcomes for each person they represent. They make the following promises to ensure consistent representation throughout the process:

  • Your initial consultation is complimentary.
  • Either Mr. Palermo or his partner, Riley Perry, will personally oversee your case at every stage.
  • You will regular updates on all aspects of your case.
  • Our Long Island divorce lawyer will respond promptly to your calls and emails, typically within 24 hours.

Contact to schedule your free consultation with them today.