Uncontested Divorces in New York State
Uncontested Divorces in New York.
Start Now - Uncontested DivoceUncontested Divorces in New York State - Harry Konst, New York Attorney,
It's so easy to get married in New York State, but divorces can be complicated.
However, if you and your spouse can agree beforehand on such issues as property, children, and support, you may be eligible to obtain an Uncontested Divorce.
Obtaining a divorce includes dividing your assets, determining how much support you may receive, and how to assume responsibility for any children you may have.
And if you can't agree on these terms, divorce can also take a great toll on you. It can bring havoc on your emotions, and it can have long-term psychological affects on all those involved. Moreover, in our adversarial legal system, where each attorney is fighting for their client's best interests, a prolonged divorce can escalate and become very expensive before it is settled.
But, the alternative of an Uncontested Divorce can save everyone substantial legal fees and the aggravation associated with the divorce process.
The definition of an Uncontested Divorce is where both spouses agree to getting a divorce and to the settlement terms before filing.
It is the filing of forms and documents, all of which are accessible online at the New York State Court website: http://www.nycourts.gov/divorce/forms.shtml But as the court website states: "
However, before you use the booklets and forms, you may contact our office for a free initial consultation.
There can be more to think about than just ending the marriage and filling out court papers, including how to divide property between you and your spouse. Or you may need an Order of Protection and/or child support and other financial support, among other things.
I remember the first Uncontested Divorce I did using the forms available online. I had a particularly difficult time, but I plodded through them, seeking guidance and advice the entire way. And I am an attorney. Since then, I have had several clients approach me and ask me to handle it for them after they tried and failed to do it on their own. After doing a few, it got easier and the process went much smoother. I soon offered the service to my clients for a flat fee, barring any complications. First, to be eligible for an Uncontested Divorce, you must first be eligible to file a divorce in New York State. There are two requirements: (1) satisfy residency requirements, and (2) comply with one of the grounds for divorce.
There were four grounds for divorce, but as of October 2010, there is a new ground known as "No-Fault Divorce." Here, a party must swear that the marriage has broken down irretrievably for the past six months.
In summary, an Uncontested Divorce can save you money, aggravation, emotional turmoil, and help set you on a new path to a better life.
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