Getting an Uncontested Divorce
Getting an uncontested divorce tends to be faster and is almost always the cheapest way to obtain a divorce. New York uncontested divorce is accomplished through a settlement agreement between the parties, rather than having the terms imposed by a court.
Getting an Uncontested Divorce | When a Spouse Lives in a Different State
We have handled a number of uncontested divorces for clients who reside in New York State but whose spouses do not. A New York court can take jurisdiction or authority over a divorce case in many ways, even if one spouse resides elsewhere. It’s important to consider whether you both agree and one spouse does reside here. Then, we can ensure that your paperwork is properly submitted to the court and you can obtain a divorce in New York State.
Getting an Uncontested Divorce | Without Agreeing on Custody
Unless you and your spouse have agreed upon all of the significant issues that must be resolved prior to obtaining a divorce, you will not be able to obtain an uncontested divorce because uncontested means that no contest remains with regard to any issue that must be resolved to obtain the divorce. Those issues include custody of children, child support, division of assets and debts, and spousal maintenance.
Getting an Uncontested Divorce | Without an Agreement
The first thing you and your spouse must do in seeking an uncontested divorce is agree upon all of the issues that need to be resolved before the court can issue a judgment of divorce. Those issues include: division of assets and debts, custody of your children, child support, and spousal maintenance. If you haven’t talked about those issues, it’s time to start. You can handle them on your own, through mediation, or through negotiation between attorneys; however, you must be in agreement on all of those issues prior to obtaining an uncontested divorce.
Call us today to speak with an experienced Saratoga County divorce lawyer. We will be happy to answer your questions and schedule an initial appointment at our Clifton Park office.