New York Contested & Uncontested Divorce Attorneys
Learn the Differences Between Contested Vs. Uncontested Divorce
Are you undergoing the grueling process of a
divorce? At the
The King Law Firm, we understand that divorce can be a complex process, especially when
spouses do not always agree on marital matters. Many complications may
arise throughout the divorce process, hindering couples from reaching
a settlement. This can result in bringing your case to court where a judge
has to act as a mediator in order to reach a settlement both spouses can agree on.
Even if you have an amicable, or uncontested divorce, having legal counsel
is still recommended. It is vital that you have an aggressive and knowledgeable Bronx divorce
lawyer to represent you and guide you through the process.
What is an Uncontested Divorce & How long Does it Take?
To qualify for an uncontested divorce in NY, both spouses must agree to
every term of the divorce itself. These terms are similiar to contesteed
in that they both relate to issues such as custody, support, and visitation.
Even if you were to not agree to each term right away, services such as
mediation can help both parties come together with a mutaul decision.
The length of time an uncontested divorce will take depends on several
factors including how busy the courts are, how fast your spouse can return
the necessary paperwork. Ideally, it can be resloved as quickly as six
weeks, however every divorce is different which can increase waiting times
upwards of six months or more.
How Much Does an Uncontested Divorce Take in NY?
Each divorce is different, thus the costs associated with it will differ
on case by case basis.
What Happens in a Contested Divorce?
Contested divorce occurs when one or both spouses cannot agree on marital
matters, prolonging the overall divorce process. Contested divorce can
add additional stress, both financially and emotionally. Many couples
who are involved in a contested divorce seek mediation before bringing
their disputes to court, which can limit the amount of hostility and financial
Various matters being disputed in contested divorce can include:
At The King Law Firm, we can fiercely protect your rights and ensure you
receive the best possible settlement in a contested divorce. We also provide
mediation services in order to save time, money, and the emotional toll that comes with divorce
Do I Really Need a Lawyer for an Uncontested Divorce?
When a couple agrees on everything or disputed matters were settled outside
of court, it is referred to as uncontested divorce or simple divorce.
New York law recognizes both contested and uncontested divorce. Uncontested
divorce is ideally what couples want in order to avoid the extra time,
money, lack of privacy, and complication that can arise in contested divorce.
While this may seem to be easily resolved without legal counsel, having
a lawyer by your side is still very beneficial. A seasoned divorce attorney
can help you establish a strong plan for all matters involved in divorce,
from child custody to property division.
No-Fault Divorce in New York
In the state of New York, couples can choose a no-fault divorce option,
meaning a divorce completed through mutual consent with no-fault based
grounds. In order to obtain this option, a marriage needs to be reported
as irretrievably broken down for at least six months.
You can file a fault-based divorce for reasons such as:
- Cruel treatment
- Abandonment for a year or more
- Spousal imprisonment for three or more years
- Written separation agreement after living apart for more than a year
How Long Does a Contested Divorce Take in NY?
No case is identical and the duration of contested divorces may range dramatically.
However, a standard timeline is anywhere from nine months to a year. The
duration can differ for a variety of reasons including issues with custody,
spousal support, and property division.
Our Experienced Firm Can Strongly Represent You
However complex your divorce may be, The King Law Firm can assist you in
a timely and reasonable fashion. We are experienced in New York marital
law, knowing the process of divorce whether it is contested or uncontested.
We can provide thorough plans that are specific to your particular case,
presenting your case aggressively and in an organized manner.
Contact our firm to schedule a free consultation with one of our seasoned Bronx divorce attorneys.