Uncontested Divorce in New York City

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NEW YORK UNCONTESTED DIVORCE

You can save thousands of dollars in lawyer fees when you and your spouse are willing to agree to the terms for filing an "Uncontested Divorce".

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Using our services to draft a Separation Agreement or No-Fault Divorce, you will be taken care by an expert in New York Uncontested Divorces. A personal meeting with our team in New York assures an effective and quick solution of your divorce. Aside filing the required documents to obtain a divorce, additional documents such as an "Affidavit" may be required. We can easily draft these additional legal documents with no additional cost for you.

Our team "prepare and file" your case documents with the local County Clerk's office at no additional cost in the New York City boroughs.

New York City Office
262 W. 38th St., #1705 New York, NY 10018
* Close to Penn Station and Times Square *
Appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays
From 9am to 7pm

Schedule by email: info@oliveiralawyers.com Or call: 212-300-7174

UNCONTESTED DIVORCE TOP 10 QUESTIONS

#1 What is an “Uncontested” Divorce?
Uncontested means all the terms of the divorce are agreed upon by you and your spouse prior to the filing of the uncontested divorce, and that your spouse will not bring you into court for any reason such as child or spousal support.

#2 How long does it take for an Uncontested Divorce to be completed?
Uncontested Divorces may take up from 6-8 weeks to a few months depending on how quickly can your spouse return the necessary documents to you and how busy is the Court Uncontested Calendar.

#3 Will I have to go to Court?
If your divorce is "Uncontested" and no questions are presented by the Court, then you don't need to go to the Court. However, if your spouse doesn't agree with any terms of the Uncontested Divorce, then your divorce is no longer Uncontested. And, for any contested divorce you may need to go to Court.

#4 Do I need my "Spouse's Address" to obtain a divorce?
Yes, your spouse's address is necessary for an uncontested divorce. As required by Court rules, you need to provide your spouse's Physical Address to obtain an uncontested divorce.

#5 Can I get a Divorce if my Spouse doesn't sign the papers?
Yes, after your spouse has been served with the divorce papers, your spouse can either sign the papers or do nothing. If your spouse does not sign the papers, you can still get a divorce upon the expiration of the waiting period of 40-60 days.

New York City Office
262 W. 38th St., #1705 New York, NY 10018
* Close to Penn Station and Times Square *
Appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays
From 9am to 7pm

Schedule by email: info@oliveiralawyers.com Or call: 212-300-7174

#7 If I was married in another State or Country, can I still get a divorce in New York City?
Yes, as long as you meet the "residency requirements". Please contact us to see if you meet the residency requirements for an uncontested divorce.

#8 What are the "Requirements" to file for a divorce in New York?
To file for a divorce in New York City, you have to qualify for one of the "Grounds for Divorce" and one of the "Residency Requirements".

#9 Will I be able to change my Married Name back to my Maiden Name?
Yes, we may change your married name back to your maiden name.

#10 How much are the Court Filing Fees?
The Court filing fees are $335 (additional to our services) and they are payable by separate payments to the New York City County Clerk's Office.

New York City Office
262 W. 38th St., #1705 New York, NY 10018
* Close to Penn Station and Times Square *
Appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays
From 9am to 7pm

Schedule by email: info@oliveiralawyers.com Or call: 212-300-7174

#11 What are the "Grounds for Divorce" in New York?
"Irretrievable Breakdown in Relationship for at Least Six Months" will apply to most cases since it is the easiest requirement to be met. Other less common, but still feasible "grounds for divorce" according to the New York Domestic Relations Law §170:
• Cruel and Inhuman Treatment
• Abandonment of a period of 1 or more years
• Imprisonment for a period of at least 3 consecutive years
• Adultery
• Judgment of Separation - parties are required to live separate and apart for more than one year after the judgment was granted
• Separation Agreement - parties have lived apart for more than one year according to the written agreement

#12 Is Child Support "mandatory" to establish in the divorce documents?
Yes, since child support is mandatory and has to be determined and documented in the uncontested divorce papers.

#13 How much Child Support do I have to pay and to What Age of the Child?
The percentages below are applied to the first $141,000.00 of combined parental income:
• 17% for one child
• 25% for two children
• 29% for three children
• 31% for four children
• No less than 35% for five or more children

Parents are responsible for supporting their child until the child is 21 years old.

#14 If I am the parent to receive child support, how will I receive child support payments?
You may have the child support payments paid directly to you by your spouse or use the services of the Support Collection Unit for this purpose.

New York City Office
262 W. 38th St., #1705 New York, NY 10018
* Close to Penn Station and Times Square *
Appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays
From 9am to 7pm

Schedule by email: info@oliveiralawyers.com Or call: 212-300-7174