New York Uncontested Divorce
Upon watching television shows and hearing horror stories about divorce, many people who have fallen out of love or would prefer to start a new chapter look for alternatives to a messy, litigated, drawn out process. The trend for uncontested divorces started to grow in Hollywood when terms like “conscious uncoupling” started to pop up in the media. There are instances when two people truly fall out of love, geography or a work opportunity changes living situations, or both parties are not happy in the marriage that they once were excited and happy about their part in this marriage.
Collaborative Law, Mediation, or Uncontested Divorce
In New York, there are many terms for uncontested divorce, such as collaborative law, mediation, or a divorce without litigation. The parties and both attorneys in an uncontested divorce agree that the formal dissolution of the marriage will not require litigation or a trial. In order to move smoothly through an uncontested divorce, each spouse needs to agree with the other on the division of the property, visitation with children, and any spousal support or retirement benefit distribution. Other matters that may come into play include business assets, additional vacation homes, and child support. If both parties are agreeable on all distribution of assets and the care of the children, then an uncontested divorce is possible for you and your family.
At Santoro, Carr PLLC, the firm has handled uncontested divorces in Manhattan, New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and additional cities and counties in Upstate and Western New York. Our philosophy is to provide you with upfront information on costs, timeline, and reasonable expectations. Our goal is to help get the legal issues resolved as quickly as possible so that you can start your new chapter as a family. Call our New York or Buffalo office today to schedule your consultation to get started.