Westchester County Uncontested Divorce Attorney
In the state of New York, when both spouses involved in a divorce can work out their important issues without the help of the court, it’s an “uncontested” dissolution. Uncontested divorce, also called “simple” divorce, is attractive to many divorcing couples due to its ease and low cost. But even if you and your spouse are parting on good terms, it is in your best interest to seek the advice of an experienced Westchester County uncontested divorce attorney. Kimberly Pelesz New York Law, LLC handles uncontested divorces in Westchester, Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, and Rockland counties. When you work with an experienced New York divorce attorney, you can be certain that your uncontested divorce is brought to a fair, equitable, and acceptable resolution.
WHAT IS AN UNCONTESTED DIVORCE?
Some types of divorces under New York law are easy to obtain. An uncontested dissolution is one of these. An uncontested divorce, as the name suggests, is one in which he both of the parties are in complete agreement about all of the aspects of the divorce. They agree that they can no longer continue to remain in the marital relationship, and are also in complete agreement about what happens to the marital assets after the dissolution. In short, there are no loose ends to tie up.
To obtain an uncontested dissolution in New York, you and your spouse must agree on the grounds for the divorce, which can be:
- Your spouse has committed adultery
- One spouse must have abandoned the marriage for a period of at least one year
- Constructive abandonment (one spouse’s refusal to have sexual relations for more than a year)
- A written separation agreement
- You have been subjected to cruel and inhuman treatment by your spouse
- One spouse has been incarcerated for at least three years after the marriage
There are certain conditions that you must meet if you want to apply for an uncontested divorce in New York, besides agreeing on the grounds for dissolution.
You and your spouse must be above 18 years of age. You must also have no children below 21 years of age. If you have children below the age of 21, you may not be eligible for an uncontested dissolution. Your marriage must have been over for at least six months before you file for dissolution. You must agree that the relationship cannot be saved, and that there is no hope for reconciliation.
Most importantly, there must be no dispute regarding the settlement of the marital property. In other words, you and your spouse must be in complete agreement about the division of the marital property and assets. If you have children, you and your spouse must agree regarding child custody and the precise amount of child support. Finally, to be granted an uncontested dissolution in New York, both you and your spouse must have lived in the state for at least a year. If you disagree on any of these important divorce matters, this is where an experienced Westchester County uncontested divorce attorney can be valuable.
An uncontested dissolution is easy to obtain, and you may believe that your settlement is fair to you, but it’s important to have a New York divorce lawyer analyze your settlement to ensure that your rights are protected. Remember, divorce is a momentous financial decision, and a settlement that seems agreeable to you now can prove financially devastating to you down the road. Talk to a New York divorce lawyer today, and protect your rights. At Kimberly Pelesz New York Law, LLC, we have considerable experience identifying, evaluating, and dividing marital property.
IS IT TIME FOR A DIVORCE?
How do you know when it’s time to call it quits and seek an uncontested divorce against your spouse? It’s never easy to make this decision, but there are signs that you should look for which may signal it may be time to consider a dissolution. If you try to resolve your issues and over time, everything remains the same, don’t feel disappointed that it didn’t work out after giving it your all. Speak to a lawyer about your legal options.
If you’re starting to think that it’s finally time for you to dissolution, you’re going to need legal assistance from an experienced Westchester County uncontested divorce lawyer. Call an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal rights and options regarding an uncontested dissolution. You should certainly consider divorce if your spouse:
- is an addict or has other dangerous habits
- is frequently abusive to you or the children
- can no longer be trusted
- cheats (or you cheat on your spouse)
Some couples try to stay together for the children, but don’t take this approach. Children suffer more in a house with a bad marriage than they do with divorced parents. You deserve to be happy, so don’t force yourself to stay in an unhappy marriage. Contact an experienced Westchester County uncontested divorce attorney to discuss your options.
Divorce is never something that couples look forward to or even expect to happen. It’s important that you work with a lawyer who is sensitive to your emotional and legal needs and someone with years of experience in divorce cases. If you believe that it’s time to divorce – or maybe to pursue another alternative, like legal separation – make sure to take advantage of the legal advice, representation, and resources that an experienced Westchester County uncontested divorce lawyer can offer, and don’t wait to make the call.
WE HELP YOU CHOOSE THE RIGHT OPTIONS
An experienced Peekskill divorce lawyer can help you make informed choices regarding your uncontested divorce. Contact Kimberly Pelesz New York Law, LLC at once for a free initial consultation if you are seeking, involved in, or anticipating a divorce in New York. With offices in Peekskill and Poughkeepsie, we serve clients in Beacon, Fishkill, Wappingers Falls, Newburgh, Tarrytown, Greenburgh, Westchester County, Dutchess County, Putnam County, Orange County, and Rockland County. To learn more about how an experienced Westchester County uncontested divorce attorney can help you, email us or call us promptly at (914) 402-4541.