Upstate New York Attorney Experienced with Uncontested Divorce
Considering Uncontested Divorce? Our Attorneys Can Help
If you and your spouse are contemplating divorce in New York but have no disagreements over child custody and support, division of your marital property, spousal support, or any other financial or divorce-related issues, you may be candidates for what is known as an uncontested divorce. If all issues can be resolved before the divorce is filed, neither party will be required to appear in court and the divorce can be filed as uncontested from the beginning.
Advantages to an Uncontested Divorce
There are several advantages to an uncontested divorce, the main one being relatively low cost. Another benefit to an uncontested divorce is the ability to keep the conflict between the parties low. An uncontested divorce is also private, and although the agreements reached and filed with the court will be a matter of public record, the disclosures made by the parties do not have to be.
But there is always a possibility that an uncontested divorce will become contested, particularly after one spouse serves the other with divorce papers and suddenly they do not agree with the specified grounds for divorce, the relief sought, the demands for support, or the terms of property division or child custody arrangements. If this happens, the divorce becomes contested and you and your spouse will likely face substantially more in legal fees and time spent on the divorce.
If you and your spouse are contemplating divorce in New York and are in agreement on most or all issues, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Gerard V. Amedio, P.C. understand the benefits of an uncontested divorce and will help guide you through the process. Contact us online or call 518-583-4123 to set up your initial consultation today.