Staten Island, New York, Lawyer for Uncontested Divorce
If you and your spouse are truly in agreement not only on the fact that you should end your marriage, but also on the conditions for doing so, you may be able to get a relatively simple, affordable uncontested divorce. Although New York does not recognize or provide for “no-fault” divorce, you may be able to get an uncontested divorce without going to court.
Many uncontested divorce/separation cases involve younger people with no children and limited assets. In order to avoid the emotional stress and strain of a longer divorce process while containing costs, you may agree that this type of amicable divorce is the right course of action for you.
Uncontested Divorce Requires Agreement on All Issues
I must emphasize that uncontested divorce is not for everyone. It is common for a client to believe this path will work, only to have practical or emotional complications come up later. Here are some key considerations to keep in mind:
- Even an uncontested divorce is a lawsuit, and handling it without a qualified attorney to advise you involves risk.
- When divorcing in New York, grounds must be established, and New York does not recognize incompatibility or irreconcilable differences as grounds for divorce.
- You and your spouse must reach a written agreement on issues, including child custody, any spousal maintenance and property division.
Uncontested divorce can save time, money and stress for all concerned — if agreement on all issues is achievable. If you believe you and your spouse meet this condition, or if you would like to discuss how best to proceed in your unique divorce situation, contact me to arrange a free initial consultation in Staten Island.