Uncontested Divorce

Long Island Uncontested Divorce Lawyers

Guiding New York clients through uncontested divorces

Under certain circumstances, some people want a divorce that is quick and as painless as possible. They agree that they want a divorce and are able to agree on how finances, marital property, and issues related to child custody and support should be handled. This is called an uncontested divorce. Even though both parties want an amicable divorce, they should consult an attorney to guide them through the process and negotiate any issues that may lead to a contested divorce. Call The Pollack Law Firm, P.C. for a consultation. Our experienced Long Island divorce attorneys can ease the anxiety of a divorce procedure and work to arrive at the best possible outcome.

New York no-fault divorce explained

Similar to a contested divorce, uncontested divorces must cite legitimate grounds to fulfill New York’s requirement to start the proceedings. Grounds are the guidelines that detail the reason someone seeks a divorce.  These can include:

  • Irreconcilable differences for at least 6 months
  • Adultery
  • Cruelty
  • Abandonment
  • Incarceration in jail or mental facility for 3 consecutive years

New York was one of the last states to write legislation for a “no-fault” divorce. “No-fault” divorce means that grounds need to be cited, not proven. An uncontested case may turn contested if grounds are not agreed upon. Even though it sounds like an easy process, both parties must agree on every aspect of the divorce. These included:

Complications can easily derail the course of the divorce and receiving counsel on the matter is always recommended to avoid a contested case. An attorney can review documents, negotiate terms, and counsel their clients towards an amicable conclusion. If either party disagrees and emotions run high, they could find themselves in a contested court case that goes to trial.

Contact experienced attorneys who cares about your wishes

The Long Island attorneys at The Pollack Law Firm, P.C. care about your wishes to end the divorce amicably. If our clients want an uncontested divorce, we will serve our client. It is in your best interests to consult an attorney that can negotiate any details that may arise, review all of your documents, and protect your assets and rights from an unfair divorce agreement. Contact The Pollack Law Firm, P.C. for a consultation.