New York law provides for both contested and uncontested divorces. Contested divorces consist of cases where the parties are in a dispute over the divorce or its surrounding issues, such as child custody, distribution of marital property, and other issues that may arise as a result of dissolving a marriage. An uncontested divorce is one in which the parties are in agreement on all of the issues and terms of the divorce. No litigation in the courtroom is required and they merely submit their paperwork to the court for approval.
The route that a couple chooses depends upon the specifics of their unique situation. Many couples begin the process of pursuing an uncontested divorce but find that, as they get further into the proceedings, they are unable to agree upon the various issues that must be addressed. If you and your spouse are considering an uncontested divorce, it is important to be realistic about your ability to work together and whether you can both commit to being amicable throughout the process. No matter the circumstances, you should discuss your concerns and questions with a knowledgeable attorney so that you have the resources you need to make the best decision for your family.
Our law firm has extensive experience handling uncontested divorces. Our ability to take an objective and reserved approach when warranted means that your uncontested divorce matters have the best chance of staying out of the court system and within your control.
Since we handle most uncontested divorce matters on a flat fee basis, this means that you can be confident that your divorce matter will be resolved from beginning to end without any unnecessary surprises. Knowing exactly what to expect financially is your first step toward peace of mind during an already difficult time if your life. Please contact us for a free consultation. We can tell you if an uncontested divorce is right for you!