Uncontested Divorce in New York
If you are going through a divorce in New York, you may be stressed out and worried about your finances. Divorce can be very hard on you and your family. An uncontested divorce might be the right option. Here is some information to help you make your decision.
An uncontested divorce can be a less costly way of proceeding forward in your situation. Uncontested divorce means that your parties communicate with one another to come to an agreement about many things. You may determine how you intend to divide your assets, decide how the house is going to be taken care of, decide what to divided between the two of you and whether one party is going to assume the mortgage. You may also find an agreement about paying off the other party as far as the equities in the house, divide your personal property, and decide custody and access as far as children are concerned.
Those terms, if the parties can agree upon them, can be incorporated into a written agreement. That can then later be incorporated into a judgment of the divorce. It is the least costly way and often prevents both parties from enduring emotional turmoil.
How long does an uncontested divorce cost?
An uncontested divorce in New York State is probably going to take about 3 or 4 months before it is signed by the judge and filed in a county clerk’s office. However, it depends upon how long it’s going to take for the parties to come to terms on the equitable distribution of their assets. A contested divorce can sometimes take much longer. Contested divorce proceedings are typically around 8 months, 12 months, or longer, depending upon how long it takes to bring the parties together in a settlement agreement. If the parties never settle an agreement, then the judge is going to have to decide what should be done and that means that there is going to be a trial. A trial may be an issue with regards to finances. It could be an issue with regards to custody of the children, and these two types of trials can be done together, or it can be done separately, depending upon how the parties are able to work with one another on the other issues.
If you want to know more about uncontested divorce in New York, contact award-winning legal professional Randy Gugino to find out more.