Assisting Clients with Uncontested Divorce in Long Island, New York
If you need legal assistance in obtaining an uncontested divorce in Long Island, we recommend that you consult with a Long Island divorce attorney at our firm about your situation. Even though you and your spouse are in agreement about dissolving your marriage, unless you have no children and no marital property, you may have legal issues which need to be resolved. It is always in your best interests in any legal matter to have the guidance and counsel of an experienced attorney to ensure that your rights are protected and that the legal process is completed in a proper manner.
Because there are no disputes which need to be litigated or resolved in an uncontested divorce case, these cases can be completed more rapidly, with less cost and stress for the parties involved. As of October 12, 2010, a no-fault divorce can be obtained in New York, which is based on the fact that according to either party the marriage has broken down irretrievably for a period of at least 6 months. It is not necessary for the spouses to have been separated for 6 months. All that is required is for one spouse to allege the irretrievable breakdown.
Additional Grounds for Divorce
Other grounds for an uncontested divorce may be based on fault-based factors such as cruel and inhuman treatment, abandonment for a period of one or more years, adultery, or your spouse being in prison for 3 consecutive years in a row. You may also file for a divorce after a separation agreement, after having lived separate and apart for at least one year after the agreement.
In an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse will have agreed upon the terms of your divorce; in order to accomplish this, you may need the legal assistance of a Long Island divorce lawyer at our firm. Our attorney has extensive experience with handling all types of divorce and can provide comprehensive legal service for this process. We provide a free, initial consultation to get you started. Do you need legal assistance in obtaining an uncontested divorce? Contact a divorce attorney at the firm to start your divorce today!