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What does it take for my case to be an uncontested divorce in New York?

If you are contemplating ending your marriage, you may wonder whether or not you qualify for an uncontested divorce in New York.

If you want to pursue an uncontested divorce in New York, there are specific requirements that must be satisfied. These requirements include:

No Property Dispute

In order to obtain an uncontested divorce in New York, you and your spouse must be in agreement regarding the division of property and debt. An uncontested divorce is more likely when a couple has a moderate amount of property and uncomplicated debt.

No Dispute Regarding Child Custody, Parenting Time, and Support

Even if you have minor children, you can potentially obtain an uncontested divorce in New York. However, it is generally more difficult to have an uncontested divorce when children are involved. If you have minor children and want to pursue an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse must agree on all matters related to child custody, parenting time, and child support.

Self Help Forms

If you and your spouse are in agreement with everything, you can proceed with an uncontested divorce. The state of New York provides standard forms that are accessible through the court system’s website and individual Family Courts. These forms must be filed with the court to initiate the divorce process.

Additionally, there are financial disclosure forms and other documents that must be prepared and submitted to the court, even in an uncontested divorce.

Settlement Agreement

Once all necessary paperwork has been filed and submitted to the court, you and your spouse will need to complete and submit a settlement agreement. This agreement outlines all agreements made regarding property and debt division, child-related issues, alimony, and name restoration.

Final Divorce Decree

After a requisite period of time has passed and all paperwork has been submitted, a final hearing can be scheduled with the Family Court to obtain a divorce decree. At this hearing, the judge will review the settlement agreement to ensure it is just, fair, and equitable. The court will also assess the child custody and support arrangements to ensure they are in the best interests of the child and consistent with New York child support guidelines.

Christine Twomey
Christine Twomey
2024-03-21
Just had my Divorce case settled 2 months ago after having a horrible experience with another firm. I couldn’t be happier with Claire Banks and Elizabeth Garvey with their outstanding professionalism in doing so with Spodek Law Group. Any time I needed questions answered they were always prompt in doing so with all my uncertainties after 30 yrs of marriage.I feel from the bottom of my heart you will NOT be disappointed with either one. Thanks a million.
Brendan huisman
Brendan huisman
2024-03-18
Alex Zhik contacted me almost immediately when I reached out to Spodek for a consultation and was able to effectively communicate the path forward/consequences of my legal issue. I immediately agreed to hire Alex for his services and did not regret my choice. He was able to cover my case in court (with 1 day notice) and not only was he able to push my case down, he carefully negotiated a dismissal of the charge altogether. I highly recommend Spodek, and more specifically, Alex Zhik for all of your legal issues. Thanks guys!
Guerline Menard
Guerline Menard
2024-03-18
Thanks again Spodek law firm, particularly Esq Claire Banks who stood right there with us up to the finish line. Attached photos taken right outside of the court building and the smile on our faces represented victory, a breath of fresh air and satisfaction. We are very happy that this is over and we can move on with our lives. Thanks Spodek law 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙌🏼❤️
Keisha Parris
Keisha Parris
2024-03-15
Believe every single review here about Alex Z!! From our initial consultation, it was evident that Alex possessed a profound understanding of criminal law and a fierce dedication to his clients rights. Throughout the entirety of my case, Alex exhibited unparalleled professionalism and unwavering commitment. What sets Alex apart is not only his legal expertise but also his genuine compassion for his clients. He took the time to thoroughly explain my case, alleviating any concerns I had along the way. His exact words were “I’m not worried about it”. His unwavering support and guidance were invaluable throughout the entire process. I am immensely grateful for Alex's exceptional legal representation and wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Alex Z is not just a lawyer; he is a beacon of hope for those navigating the complexities of the legal system. If you find yourself in need of a dedicated and competent legal advocate, look no further than Alex Z.
Taïko Beauty
Taïko Beauty
2024-03-15
I don’t know where to start, I can write a novel about this firm, but one thing I will say is that having my best interest was their main priority since the beginning of my case which was back in Winter 2019. Miss Claire Banks, one of the best Attorneys in the firm represented me very well and was very professional, respectful, and truthful. Not once did she leave me in the dark, in fact she presented all options and routes that could possibly be considered for my case and she reinsured me that no matter what I decided to do, her and the team will have my back and that’s exactly what happened. Not only will I be liberated from this case, also, I will enjoy my freedom and continue to be a mother to my first born son and will have no restrictions with accomplishing my goals in life. Now that’s what I call victory!! I thank the Lord, My mother, Claire, and the Spodek team for standing by me and fighting with me. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have the opportunity to work with this team. I’m very satisfied, very pleased with their performance, their hard work, and their diligence. Thank you team!
Anthony Williams
Anthony Williams
2024-03-12
Hey, how you guys doing? Good afternoon my name is Anthony Williams I just want to give a great shout out to the team of. Spodek law group. It is such a honor to use them and to use their assistance through this whole case from start to finish. They did everything that they said they was gonna do and if it ever comes down to it, if I ever have to use them again, hands-down they will be the first law office at the top of my list, thank you guys so much. It was a pleasure having you guys by my side so if you guys ever need them, do not hesitate to pick up the phone and give them a call.
Loveth Okpedo
Loveth Okpedo
2024-03-12
Very professional, very transparent, over all a great experience
Bee L
Bee L
2024-02-28
Amazing experience with Spodek! Very professional lawyers who take your case seriously. They treated me with respect, were always available, and answered any and all questions. They were able to help me very successfully and removed a huge stress. Highly recommend.
divesh patel
divesh patel
2024-02-24
I can't recommend Alex Zhik and Spodek Law Firm highly enough for their exceptional legal representation and personal mentorship. From the moment I engaged their services in October 2022, Alex took the time to understand my case thoroughly and provided guidance every step of the way. Alex's dedication to my case went above and beyond my expectations. His expertise, attention to detail, and commitment to achieving the best possible outcome were evident throughout the entire process. He took the time to mentor me, ensuring I understood the legal complexities involved to make informed decisions. Alex is the kind of guy you would want to have a beer with and has made a meaningful impact on me. I also want to acknowledge Todd Spodek, the leader of the firm, who played a crucial role in my case. His leadership and support bolstered the efforts of Alex, and his involvement highlighted the firm's commitment to excellence. Thanks to Alex Zhik and Todd Spodek, I achieved the outcome I desired, and I am incredibly grateful for their professionalism, expertise, and genuine care. If you're in need of legal representation, look no further than this outstanding team.

The Derailment of an Uncontested Divorce

While a divorce may start as uncontested, it can become contested due to emotional challenges and legal complexities. To increase the chances of maintaining an uncontested divorce, it is advisable to retain an experienced New York divorce attorney. Legal representation can help protect your rights and navigate the complexities of the Family Court process.

Even in an uncontested divorce, Family Court procedures can be complex, and mistakes can lead to unnecessary delays. Hiring an attorney ensures that the process is handled correctly and efficiently.

Retain Legal Representation for an Uncontested Divorce

If you believe your divorce case will be uncontested, it is recommended to consult with a New York divorce lawyer before proceeding. An attorney can evaluate your case, answer your questions, and provide guidance during an initial consultation, often at no cost to you.

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