What is an uncontested divorce?
A divorce is considered uncontested where the parties have resolved all issues relating to the divorce such as grounds for divorce, distribution of marital assets and debt, child-custody, child-support, and spousal-support.
How do I file for an uncontested divorce in New York?
There are two ways to file for an uncontested divorce. You may elect to hire an attorney to prepare and file your paperwork. If you do not wish to hire an attorney to both prepare and file your paperwork, you may elect to do the filing yourself. The New York State Court website offers a divorce packet to provide individuals with the forms necessary to complete their filing. In New York there is a residency requirement to file for divorce so you will also have to determine whether you meet those requirements before filing.
Do I need an attorney for any other reason if I decide to file by myself?
No, not necessarily. However, it may be beneficial for you to hire a Limited-Scope Attorney. The main purpose would be to discuss the legal ramifications of divorce. Filing for divorce, either contested or uncontested, affects an individuals rights to marital assets and debts including the marital home and retirement benefits, child-custody, child-support, spousal-support, and tax filings. Therefore, because there are legal ramifications it is advisable that you seek the advice of an attorney before finalizing your divorce.
What types of Limited-Scope Services does this firm offer?
For a flat fee this firm offers consultation services, document preparation services, and/or document review services, which are available at any stage of the divorce filing.
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