Among the various options available to alienated couples in New York seeking
marital dissolution, uncontested divorce may be a relatively streamlined process that can
potentially save time, money, and more importantly, mental energy for
all of the parties involved.
If you and your spouse are splitting and generally in agreement regarding
how you wish to divide property, and would rather reach a resolution between
yourselves than rely on the courts to decide a judgment for you, uncontested
divorce may be an option. A knowledgeable Nassau County divorce attorney
can guide you through the steps of the uncontested divorce process.
What makes a divorce uncontested?
Because of the relatively simple nature of an uncontested divorce, as compared
to a contested one, there are specific requirements that must be met in
order for a couple to be eligible for this kind of divorce.
First, there must not be any disagreements between you and your spouse
over any financial or divorce-related issues, including:
It is important to keep in mind that many parties begin the divorce process
thinking that their spouse will not contest the terms, only to find out
that they cannot reach an agreement, or disagree on certain elements.
Many individuals can get into trouble when, believing that their spouse
will cooperate fully, they file on their own, without the help of an attorney.
Even in an uncontested divorce, without the benefit of an attorney’s
counsel, you will be responsible for making final determinations regarding
important matters such as liability for joint debts, insurance benefits,
division of marital property (which includes things such as retirement
plans, benefit plans, etc.), and many other important matters.
You may risk losing your claim to certain things that you are entitled
to if you overlook them while representing yourself. Once entered, divorce
decrees are incredibly difficult to modify.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
If you begin the process believing that your former spouse will not contest
the divorce, but later realize that this is not the case, you may still
be able to avoid a protracted litigious process fraught with disagreement.
Although your divorce may be technically considered “contested,”
an experienced attorney at Jason M. Barbara & Associates, P.C. can
still negotiate and settle the contested matters which can make a Divorce
Jason M. Barbara & Associates, P.C. on Your Side
If you are interested in obtaining an uncontested divorce, the experienced
divorce lawyers at Jason M. Barbara & Associates, P.C. can work with
you to secure mutually agreeable divorce terms without the hassle of a
nasty divorce battle. Our knowledgeable attorneys can advise you regarding
your legal options to expedite your divorce, while maintaining the highest
level of professionalism and attempting to minimize the stress that a
traditionally contested divorce can entail.
We will keep your best interests and legal rights in mind at all times,
while working to finalize a divorce that addresses all of the relevant
considerations. Contact a Nassau County divorce lawyer
from our office at (516) 406-8381 today to arrange your
free case evaluation.