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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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Experienced Divorce Lawyers Serving Long Island, NY

Before finalizing a divorce some aspects must be addressed. These include child custody, visitation rights, child support, division of property, and sometimes alimony.

When both parties are unable to reach an agreement on these matters, mediation or negotiated settlements can often lead to a resolution. Once all disputes are settled the divorce can be considered uncontested allowing the court to issue a decree. However, if attempts at resolution are unsuccessful the case may need to go to trial.

Having Attorney Chris Palermo by your side will support you. He will help you make informed decisions and navigate through every step of the divorce process efficiently.


Chris Palermo is highly skilled and experienced in aspects of divorce and family law with an impressive track record of success. Although going through a divorce can be difficult it doesn’t necessarily have to result in conflicts. Chris Palermo places importance on resolving disagreements by collaborating with the opposing counsel. His goal is to achieve the best outcome for his clients. However, if a trial becomes unavoidable, he is well prepared to represent his clients as a trial lawyer. In addition to his advocacy, Chris Palermo deeply cares about listening to his client’s concerns, providing them with knowledgeable guidance, and assisting them in navigating the significant and often challenging changes their families go through.

Meet Chris Palermo

Helping those in need obtain the justice they deserve.

Chris Palermo represents a wide array of clients in matrimonial and family law matters and is committed to achieving optimal results for every client. Toward this end, Chris or his partner Riley Perry will personally represent each client every step of the way. He pledges the following throughout his representation:

  • Your initial consultation is always free.
  • You will be kept informed of all aspects of your case.
  • Return your calls and Emails within 24 hours.

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Long Island Divorces

Residency Requirements

Before starting the process of getting a divorce in New York there are requirements related to residency that must be met. To pursue a divorce case in a New York court at least one of the following conditions needs to be fulfilled;

  • Either spouse must have been living in New York State continuously for a minimum of two years before filing for divorce.
  • One spouse should have resided in New York State for at least one year before filing for divorce and either the marriage took place in New York or the couple lived together in New York as a married couple.
  • One spouse must have lived in New York State for one year and the reasons leading to the divorce should have occurred within New York.
  • Both spouses were residents of New York at the time of filing for divorce and the reasons, behind seeking a divorce happened within the state.

In New York, couples who want a divorce can choose between a no-fault divorce and a fault-based divorce.


A no-fault divorce is based because the marriage has been irretrievably broken for six months before filing for divorce. This means that the couple believes their marriage cannot be repaired or reconciled.

Alternatively, spouses can pursue a fault-based divorce by citing reasons such as:

  • Inhuman treatment
  • Abandonment
  • Imprisonment
  • Adultery
  • Living separately according to a separation judgment or agreement.

Call Our Long Island Divorce Lawyer Today

Chris Palermo and his partner Riley Perry offer representation for a clientele dealing with matrimonial and family law matters. They are dedicated to securing the outcomes for each individual they represent. Throughout the process, they ensure consistent representation with the following commitments:

  • Your initial consultation will always be free.
  • Either Mr. Palermo or his partner Riley Perry will personally handle your case every step of the way.
  • You will receive updates on all aspects of your case.
  • Our Long Island divorce lawyer will promptly respond to your calls and emails, within 24 hours.

Contact them today to schedule your free consultation.