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What Makes a Divorce Uncontested in New York?
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 more affordable.
Jason M. Barbara & Associates, P.C. on Your Side
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 attorney can guide you through the steps of the uncontested divorce process.
If you are interested in obtaining an uncontested divorce, the experienced 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.