Distinct advantages for divorcing couples in New York State
Couples hoping to dissolve their marriage in the quickest, least expensive, and most amicable manner can choose New York uncontested divorce. As a family law attorney with more than 20 years of experience, I have negotiated many successful uncontested divorce settlements. For couples who are able to cooperate on issues of property distribution, alimony, child custody, and child support, New York's uncontested divorce has many benefits.
Staying (mostly) out of court with New York uncontested divorce
In a traditional divorce, the petitioner files, alleging some grounds for dissolving the marriage. The respondent spouse then answers. Next both sides litigate the matter in court, with intimate testimony about the marriage becoming public record. In an uncontested divorce, the allegation of grounds need not be answered. Furthermore, if the couple has been legally separated, grounds are not even necessary.
For example, instead of hashing out an agreement in open court, the couple does that preliminary work before filing and presents a signed divorce settlement agreement to the court for its approval. Similarly, while the agreement becomes public record, none of the negotiations that led to it or any litigation of the grounds are recorded. As a result the uncontested divorce is much more discreet. Additionally, since uncontested divorce takes up less of the court's time, it is much less expensive than a contested divorce. Therefore, couples who go through an uncontested divorce find the process less rancorous. Noting that it is much better for their children than a bitterly contested divorce.
Lawyer's skilled negotiation facilitates New York uncontested divorce
Two things are necessary for an uncontested divorce to work. The couple must be able to work cooperatively to achieve a settlement, and the attorneys must be skilled at negotiating the complexities of a divorce. I have managed hundreds of divorces over the years and have every confidence that I can manage settlement negotiations to obtain a fair resolution for all parties.
Discuss your uncontested New York divorce with an experienced attorney
Divorce settlement negotiations shape your future. Even in an uncontested New York divorce, it is important to work with an experienced Syracuse divorce lawyer. By arranging a free consultation, you can get answers to your questions and find the best way to proceed. You can reach me at 315.488.5544 or contact the Bombardo Law Office, P.C. online. Our firm offers after hours and weekend consultations by appointment and in certain cases flexible payment options are available. Find out how we can help.