Very often, parties are in a position to amicably resolve their differences via an uncontested divorce or legal separation. The Mandel Law Firm can provide you with much needed assistance to see that this goal is achieved in a cost-efficient and expeditious manner.
Now that New York is a "no-fault" divorce state, what does that mean for individuals looking to end their marriages? Today, an individual seeking a divorce may allege that his or her marriage has irretrievably broken down for a period of six months or longer, regardless of whose fault it was. In the past, it was necessary to prove marital fault in order to obtain a divorce.
We help clients in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and in Nassau and Westchester counties resolve uncontested divorces. Our attorneys can assist you in the negotiation of separation or settlement agreements and filing the necessary paperwork to obtain a judgment of divorce without the need for a trial or even an appearance in court. In some situations, you may not even need to come into our office. Everything can be done via e-mail and on the telephone. Contact a New York City uncontested divorce attorney to learn more.
Understanding No-Fault Divorce Laws in New York
On October 15, 2010, the state of New York passed a law that no longer requires parties to prove fault for divorce. Today, it is only necessary to show an "irretrievable breakdown of the marriage" in order to get a divorce in New York. Now, individuals may be able to get a divorce simply due to incompatibility.
It is important to remember that you can still get divorced in New York under previous grounds (such as abandonment, infidelity, imprisonment or cruel and inhuman treatment). However it is not necessary to show fault in order to get a divorce.
In a no-fault divorce, it is still necessary to resolve all divorce-related legal matters, including:
- Division of marital assets
- Spousal support
- Child support
Protecting Children in Uncontested Divorces
If there are children involved, it is especially important to have the terms of your divorce put down on paper and agreed upon by all parties. Protecting the rights of your children is not something that can be left to chance. Our decades of experience can help you avoid mistakes during an uncontested divorce, and can make the process substantially easier, fairer, quicker and more cost-effective in the long run.
For some couples, an annulment may be a more appropriate option than a divorce. When an annulment is complete, it is as though the marriage never occurred. Find out more about annulments here.
Schedule Your Consultation Today · Contact Uncontested Divorce Lawyers in Manhattan
It is important to seek experienced legal counsel, even in an amicable or uncontested divorce. The Mandel Law Firm can provide you with much needed assistance to see that your divorce is finalized in a cost-efficient and expeditious manner. Contact us online or by calling toll free at (888) 2 WIN NOW (888-294-6669) or locally at (646) 770-3868. We serve clients in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and in Nassau and Westchester counties.