Family Law

Juvenile Defense
Uncontested Divorce

Juvenile Defense

At Bashian & Papantoniou, we have experience representing juveniles accused of offenses in the Family Court system.  Our team of juvenile defense attorneys are comprised of former experienced juvenile prosecutors and attorneys who understand that the first few days after your child’s arrest are critical to the future handling of the case.  The most common offenses that we handle are robbery, shoplifting, burglary, drug possession, assault, battery, graffiti, trespass and many other violent crimes.  Our seasoned juvenile defense attorneys’ invaluable knowledge provides you and  your children with the best results available to them.


We will provide a team of highly skilled attorneys that will help guide you through what can be considered a tough and confusing process. Divorce is one of the most stressful events for couples and families, and therefore all cases are handled with care and compassion.

Our attorneys’ tactical approach provides you with the best opportunity to be successful.

Uncontested Divorce

Bashian & Papantoniou represents clients in uncontested divorce proceedings and matrimonial actions in Nassau and Suffolk Counties and all five boroughs of New York City, including New York, Queens, Kings, Bronx and Richmond Counties.  A divorce is the final or legal ending of a marriage by court order in the Supreme Court of the State of New York in the county, in which you reside.

Although, at first glance, an uncontested divorce may seem simple and straightforward, there is actually a lot more to consider when ending a marriage.

Under New York State law, an uncontested divorce may occur when: there are no disagreements between you and your spouse over any financial or divorce-related issues (i.e., child custody and support, division of marital property or spousal support); or your spouse either agrees to the divorce, or fails to appear in the divorce action.  On the other hand, a contested divorce may occur when either you or your spouse: do not want to get a divorce, disagree about the legal reasons for getting a divorce or disagree about any financial or divorce related issues.

The divorce attorneys of Bashian & Papantoniou who handle our  uncontested divorcees assist all of our clients in New York divorce proceedings, including the process of finalizing an uncontested divorce in New York, by providing legal advice in areas that include: division of marital property, liability for joint debts, child custody and support, spousal maintenance and insurance benefits, and orders of protection following a divorce judgment.

Because divorce proceedings can get complicated, you should meet and consult with one of our uncontested divorce attorneys at Bashian & Papantoniou before commencing your matrimonial action.

Contact our team of  uncontested divorce attorneys for an initial free half-hour consultation, in which you will have the opportunity to meet with ouruncontested divorce attorneys and discuss the two basic requirements that must be met before one can file for a divorce in New York State.

Once the uncontested divorce attorneys of Bashian & Papantoniou have determined that you meet the residency requirement and legal grounds under New York law, we will then prepare a Summons with Notice and Complaint to be filed on behalf of you with the Clerk of the County Court in which you reside.

Next, an Index Number in the Supreme Court will be assigned to your matrimonial proceeding and the New York uncontested divorce attorneys at Bashian & Papantoniou will prepare all documents legally required of you and your spouse, and file such documents with the Clerk of the Court.

After the documents are filed with the Court, a short period of time will elapse, during which the papers will be reviewed.

Your marriage will officially end upon the issuance of a Judgment of Divorce signed by a Justice of the New York Supreme Court.

Please contact the uncontested divorce attorneys of Bashian & Papantoniou to schedule your free half-hour consultation. 516-279-1554

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The attorneys at Bashian & Papantoniou are constantly striving to take law to the next level. Our team is comprised of exceptional professionals who put their clients first. We are knowledgeable, personable and diligent. Client success is our top priority.