Former New York governor and wife file for divorce

Divorces in Morris County, New Jersey generally take place in very heart wrenching and difficult circumstances, but that doesn’t mean they always have to be long, drawn out processes where the two parties fight and constantly disagree about everything. Believe it or not, with the proper legal advice and a good attitude, a divorce can actually be an amicable process.

The divorce of former New York Governor David Paterson and his wife Michelle seems to prove this. It appears the couple have agreed to file for divorce together and are even using the same lawyer. The terms of the divorce have already been agreed upon and finalized. A judge will still need to look over and sign the paperwork before the divorce is official.

The couple separated in September 2012 after being married for 19 years. Back then they said they both agreed on the decision to separate and that they were still amicable toward each other. They have a 20-year-old son together, and Michelle has one daughter from a prior marriage.

David Paterson took over the office of Governor in 2008 after Eliot Spitzer resigned. In an interview at that time, both David and Michelle admitted to having affairs previous in the marriage.

Even if you are on good terms with your soon-to-be-ex, it is important that you are properly represented in the divorce proceedings by an experienced family practice attorney. This can ensure that your interests are protected and that everything is done according to the letter of the law.

Source: New York Daily News, “Former governor David Paterson and wife Michelle file divorce papers,” Barbara Ross, Kenneth Lovett, Dareh Gregorian, Jan. 21, 2014