Are you considering an uncontested divorce in New York and wondering why you might need a New York Uncontested Divorce Lawyer? Our goal is to simplify the process and provide you with all the information you need to proceed efficiently and cost-effectively with a goal of avoiding Court appearances. Contact Beckerman & Granados, PLLC, today at (718) 374-5642 to schedule a consultation.
Streamlining Divorce with Uncontested Divorce Attorneys in Queens
Filing the correct paperwork is essential for a swift and successful uncontested divorce. Our Queens uncontested divorce lawyers have honed a streamlined process designed to make your divorce more efficient and less financially burdensome. At our firm, we prioritize personal attention to each client, ensuring that your case is handled with care and expertise. We understand the desire to move past a challenging relationship swiftly, without unnecessary delays or worries about paperwork and court procedures.
Understanding New York’s Uncontested Divorce
In New York State, there are two primary types of divorce: contested and uncontested. A contested divorce arises when you and your spouse disagree on various aspects of the divorce, such as equitable distribution, child custody, or alimony. In such cases, the Court may be required to make the final decision after a trial, necessitating your presence in Court
However, when both you and your spouse agree on the terms of the divorce, you are eligible for an uncontested divorce. This means mutual consent to end the marriage, as well as consensus on property division, child custody, child support, and visitation arrangements.
Grounds for an Uncontested Divorce in NYC
New York has transitioned to essentially a no-fault ground for divorce, specifically the “irretrievable breakdown of the marriage” lasting at least six months before filing for divorce. This means that if you and your spouse no longer wish to remain married and it’s unlikely that you will reconcile, you can request a “no-fault” divorce by stating there was an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. This is not only the most common but also the most cost-effective approach to an uncontested divorce in New York.
Other grounds for divorce in New York include cruel and inhuman treatment, abandonment, imprisonment, adultery, divorce following a legal separation agreement, and divorce following a judgment of separation. These grounds are now almost never used and the Court does not like seeing people argue these grounds when the “no fault option” is readily available.
Meeting Residency Requirements
To file for divorce in New York, you must meet residency requirements. Either you or your spouse must have been living in New York for at least two continuous years before filing for divorce. Alternatively, one year of continuous residency is sufficient if you meet specific conditions such as getting married in New York or living together as a married couple in New York.
Navigating the Uncontested Divorce Process
Here’s a simplified breakdown of the uncontested divorce process in New York: