Differences Between County Supreme Court Judges Within New York And How They Affect Your Divorce Action
Each person has a specific set of circumstances when looking to get a divorce. If one lives in Suffolk County, a divorce action is properly commenced in Suffolk County Supreme Court. “Venue” is proper in the County where either spouse resides, which typically is in the same county. Even assuming the facts are the same, the outcome of a divorce may be different depending on which county the action is commenced. Although the law is the same, Judges tend to have a different perspective in Manhattan than they do in Nassau or Suffolk County, or in other counties within the State of New York.
So that’s a good reason to hire an experienced attorney that knows how Judges view things in different counties from previous experience in other divorce cases.
There are times when venue (the county in which the action is commenced) is appropriate in more than one county. Sometimes, depending on the issues involved in a particular divorce, it is more advantageous to start a divorce action in one county versus another and is one more reason to hire an experienced divorce attorney.