For those couples who don’t want to navigate the costly and time-consuming process of a contested divorce, New York allows spouses to obtain an uncontested or “no-fault” divorce.
While no-fault divorces have only been recognized in New York since 2010, they are now the most utilized grounds for divorce in New York today. No-fault divorces potentially reduce the contentiousness of the divorce process and allow a more cost-effective and timely resolution for the divorcing couple to move on with their lives.
If you are considering a no-fault divorce in New York, you and your spouse must have satisfied the residency requirements and agreed:
- That both of you want the divorce
- That you are divorcing due to an irretrievable breakdown in your marriage
- On the division of your marital property
- On child custody arrangements
- On a parenting time schedule for the noncustodial parent
- On child support
- On spousal support
While this seems like a lot for a divorcing couple to agree upon under the circumstances, these issues can be mediated or negotiated with the help of a New York divorce lawyer. With experienced guidance, these matters can be fairly negotiated so that you can make your own decisions, not the court.
At the New York Family Law Group, divorce attorney Ethan Steward and family law attorney Martin Mohr have guided their clients toward the best resolution possible. Whether the divorce is highly contentious or the couple has agreed to many terms of their divorce on their own, having an attorney at your side can make all the difference. If you are navigating a divorce, having our skilled legal representation ensures that all aspects of your divorce will be legally considered and addressed. You will understand your rights and the long-term consequences of your decisions to make the right ones for your future.
Call us today at (718) 293-1542 or send us an email through our form to schedule a consultation with an experienced New York attorney.