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Uncontested Divorce: What You Need to Know

January, often referred to as “Divorce Month” by matrimonial law attorneys, sees an uptick in new case filings right after the New Year. With the increased number of new cases, many New Yorkers are left wondering “What is an uncontested divorce, and can I get one?”

WHAT IS UNCONTESTED DIVORCE?

An uncontested divorce is a simple matrimonial action, and occurs when both parties agree to get a divorce. To truly be an uncontested case, both parties must agree to the terms of the divorce, such as the distribution of marital assets.

UNCONTESTED DIVORCE WITH KIDS

Parents can have an uncontested divorce if they are able to reach an agreement for custody and child support. Negotiation is key if there are any disagreements. A contested divorce can be avoided with negotiation.

ASSETS IN UNCONTESTED DIVORCE

A common divorce misunderstanding is that a couple cannot get an uncontested divorce if they have property. They definitely can! Couples who find themselves in this situation just have to negotiate and work out a fair and agreeable settlement.

SAVE TIME AND MONEY!

The major advantages of uncontested divorces are that they’re fast and cheap. They take less time than contested divorces, and require less work. Uncontested divorces are usually finalized in about 6 months.

PLAY IT SMART, HIRE AN ATTORNEY

Listen, just because a divorce is uncontested, doesn’t mean a person should go at it alone. An action will always benefit from the experience only a seasoned lawyer can provide. For more information on uncontested divorce in New York City, contact Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. at 718-875-7584.

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