5 Divorce Questions
Are you in the process of a divorce in Saratoga and have questions? Check out these 5 divorce questions, then call our attorneys today.
1. Grounds for Divorce
- The Grounds for Divorce is the basis for the granting of the actual Divorce, and those Grounds are contained in New York statutes
- The Fault basis for Divorce includes abandonment, cruel and inhuman treatment, and adultery
- The No Fault basis simply requires the sworn statement of one spouse that the marriage has irretrievably broken down for a period of 6 months or longer
2. How Long it Takes to Get Divorced
- How long it takes to obtain a judgment of divorce depends upon the case.
- Our general time frames indicate that a high-conflict case – in which every issue is litigated, obtaining documents is difficult, or one party throws financial equity roadblocks in the way – can take a year or longer.
- A case involving relatively discrete issues that are concrete and easily ascertained can be completed in six months or less.
- New York’s Office of Court Administration attempts to impose time frames for completion of cases.
- Non-complex cases are expected to be completed in six months or less, while complex cases take longer. When more time is needed, the court system and the judges are fairly understanding about what needs to be done and why.
3. Information to Gather When Considering Divorce
I encourage people to treat a consultation as an opportunity for you to gather as much information as possible. You should be prepared to discuss the reasons why you came to see an attorney, particularly the circumstances behind seeking a divorce. You’d also be prepared to discuss your personal background information; some basic information relative to your children; information regarding your financial circumstances, such as your income, your assets, and educational background. Those are things that are important to an attorney, because they’re going to be able to ascertain what issues need to be dealt with in terms of the divorce action. Please keep in mind that a consultation is confidential, so it’s important to be candid.
4. Preparing for Divorce
- How you prepare for Divorce in New York State depends upon the type of Divorce that you are going to have
- You are going to need tax returns and credit card statements, in order to outline your financial situation
- Depending on the type of Divorce, we may need to have you obtain other documents, or take other action to protect yourself
5. No Fault Divorce
- A No Fault Divorce requires only one spouse swears, under oath, that their marriage has been irretrievably broken down for at least 6 months or longer
- A spouse who wants a Divorce in New York State can now obtain a Divorce without litigating issues, and without their spouse being able to prevent the Divorce for some other reason
Are you looking for a quick and painless divorce? Read these 5 divorce questions, then contact dedicated Saratoga Divorce Attorney Jean Mahserjian to guide you.
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