Getting Divorced

Getting Divorced

December 12, 2017 by ray_nylg

Getting Divorced

 

 

Divorce - the legal ending of a marriage by court order. It can be hard, and quite complicated. It can be painful emotionally, socially and financially. Having the right New York attorney can help you navigate the divorce process and protect yourself from unnecessary pitfalls.

There are 2 types of Divorce.

UNCONTESTED: when both parties agree:
• That they want to get a divorce
• About what will happen with their children, their finances, their property after the divorce

CONTESTED:  if either you or your spouse cannot agree:
• On whether one does not want to get a divorce
• About the legal reasons for getting the divorce
• About what will happen with their children, their finances, their property after the divorce

How Long Will The Divorce Take? Do I Have To Go To Court?

The duration of the divorce process (and often the cost of it) will depend in part on whether your divorce is contested or uncontested. If a contested divorce is filed in New York County (Manhattan) or Kings County (Brooklyn), for example, it may take time to get a court date.

Contested divorce usually requires a court appearance or appearances. If your divorce is uncontested -- generally speaking, if all matters are agreed upon by both parties and there are no children of the marriage -- you may not have to go to court at all.

Get Your Questions Answered

No two divorces are the same. If you have important questions about your divorce, talk to an experienced New York family law attorney.

It is very important to have support if you are experiencing marriage problems. But be careful about getting legal advice from family members or well-meaning friends. Divorce is complicated, and you want to make it as easy as possible for yourself and your loved ones.