Contested/Uncontested Divorce

The state of New York is unique in that it is the only state remaining that requires fault to pursue a divorce. This makes matrimonial and family law in New York a little more complicated, adding steps that families have to go through in order to pursue marriage dissolution.

At Dustin Bowman, Esq. PC, we provide families and individuals the options they need to move forward with their lives.

Experienced Divorce Representation in Matters of:

  • Valuation of Marital Assets
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Maintenance/Alimony
  • Child Custody & Visitation
  • Division of Finances, Pensions (IRA)
  • Property Division
  • Separation Agreements

Our experience enables us to understand your goals while providing you with sound legal advice on how to achieve them. We keep you informed every step of the way so that you can determine the cost-effectiveness and time constraints imposed by the court system and opposing counsel.

We work closely with our clients, creating the type of professional relationships which enable us to understand your needs and create viable solutions to your problems. We have the experience and resources necessary to work with a wide range of cases, from those involving simple issues to those involving complex issues, and with all ranges of net-worth cases.

For couples who want to separate but do not yet have grounds for divorce, we can help you formalize a separation agreement as either the first step toward divorce or as a long-term solution.


Separation Agreements require negotiation and cooperation from both parties. Having experienced attorneys on your side gives you the edge you need to pursue and attain your goals in a timely fashion in the context of adversarial negotiations. However, if you are seeking an amicable resolution, we will work with you and negotiate with the other side to achieve your goals in a non-adversarial environment conducive to an amicable resolution. Our clients are diverse in their needs and we are fully capable of meeting those needs.


At Dustin Bowman, Esq. PC we work to protect your parental rights, both during and following your divorce, to maintain a meaningful and accessible relationship with your child.

We work with you to understand your goals and expectations, and then we help you meet them. We understand how important your relationship with your child is, and we understand how important it is for you to keep the relationship healthy. When you are one of our clients, we will negotiate and fight aggressively for you and your children.

The courts in New York state begin with a traditional presumption: there will be a custodial parent who has historically been the child’s caregiver, and the other parent will have visitation rights every other weekend and one night a week.

Finding options during divorce proceedings that move beyond the traditional standards requires an experienced attorney who can negotiate with the other side and litigate effectively in front of a judge. While there are child custody and visitation guidelines to follow, judges in New York have the latitude to create more sophisticated schedules that work for you and your family.


When both parties agree to a disposition of all the facets of a divorce, Dustin Bowman, Esq. PC can expeditiously and expertly handle the uncontested dissolution of your marriage. Many divorce mills offer “$300 divorces”; however, you deserve full legal counsel before signing uncontested divorce papers. Make sure that you are not waiving any aspect of custody, pensions, marital assets, maintenance or support.

Every divorce settlement is unique to the needs of the people involved. At one point in your life, you loved and respected your spouse, and perhaps some of those feelings are still there. Dustin works toward a creative, energetic resolution to potential disputes, such as marital property, child custody and spousal support. He stays focused on what is truly important – the right settlement for your new future.

Ratings and Reviews

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