EXPERIENCED LONG ISLAND ATTORNEY FOR CONTESTED AND UNCONTESTED DIVORCE
While everyone knows that filing for divorce is an emotional process, few people understand the difference between contested and uncontested divorce. Learning what these terms mean and what category your divorce falls into can save you time and money. At Capetola & Divins, P.C., our proven team of divorce attorneys will take immediate action to protect your rights and ensure that you get the best possible outcome for your divorce.
You can get your answers from one of our experienced matrimonial law and divorce attorneys in a free consultation by contacting our Williston Park office. We help clients across Nassau County and throughout Long Island.
UNDERSTANDING CONTESTED VERSUS UNCONTESTED DIVORCE
The basic definition of an uncontested divorce is that the couple has no major issues that they cannot agree on before the divorce trial. An example of an uncontested divorce is divorcing parents who have agreed on how to divide their marital property and a custody arrangement for their children. A contested divorce occurs when the divorcing parties cannot agree to the terms of the divorce filing.
SHOULD I HIRE A LAWYER FOR AN UNCONTESTED DIVORCE?
Some divorcing people question if it is necessary to hire a lawyer to handle divorce proceedings, especially if they are on civil terms. We recommend that all divorcing couples work with an attorney. Even if you and your spouse have agreed that a divorce is best, there are still many questions to be answered. In the state of New York, seven different grounds can be given for divorce. The one you and your spouse choose to file under will significantly affect how property is divided, as well as how child and spousal support limits are set.
TALK TO A PROVEN NEW YORK DIVORCE ATTORNEY IN A FREE CONSULTATION
You can schedule your free consultation now to learn more about how our lawyers can help with your contested or uncontested divorce.