the Difference Between Contested & Uncontested Divorce In NY

The Law Offices of Joseph A. Romano, P.C. on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

It's important to know the difference between a Contested and Uncontested Divorce if you and your significant other are seperating. 

Our Office can assist with the following: Uncontested and Contested Divorces, Custody and Visitation, Guardianship of minors, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Child Support, and Orders of Protection.

Uncontested Divorce

An uncontested divorce is where both spouses want to divorce and reach an agreement about their shared financials, property, and child support. You can file for Uncontested Divorce without having to go to Court. If you and your spouse are in mutual agreement in regards to the divorce, contact our office and we can help you through the process.

In order to get divorced in New York, you need grounds. One of these grounds is Irretrievable breakdown. This means that the relationship has been broken for 6 months or more and will not get better. You can file for uncontested divorce based on the ground of irretrievable differences without having to go to Court. 

Did you also know if you do not know where your spouse is, our office can help you obtain a divorce through publication. Contact our office for more information.

Consult With An Attorney 

Contested Divorce

Your divorce will be contested if either you or your spouse:

  • Do not want to get a divorce
  • Disagree about the grounds (legal reasons) for the divorce
  • Disagree about what will happen with your children, your finances, your property after the divorce

Because the Court will require detailed information about your life in order to decide the issues you disagree about, your contested divorce will require you and your spouse to go to the Court frequently. You will also need a lawyer to help you navigate the legal process.

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If you're currently going through a divorce. Please give our firm a call. We can assist you through the process.

**This blog post is for informational purposes. Your specific circumstances may vary from the information provided. Every case is different. Prior results do not guarantee future outcomes. The contents contained in this post do not establish an attorney-client relationship. Please contact us before sending confidential or time-sensitive material**

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Tags: divorce, uncontested divorce, matrimonial law

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