No Fault Divorce – Huntington, New York
Uncontested divorce (sometimes called a “no-fault” divorce) is an option for those couples who reach agreements on their own on the issues such as property and debt division, child custody, child support, maintenance (alimony) and any other issue related to divorce or legal separation. This method is far less stressful than a contested divorce because the power to decide is in the hands of the divorcing spouses. This form of divorce is also more affordable and the quickest as there is no need for the court to intervene. However, reaching an agreement with your spouse is just the first step. Once an agreement has been reached, it is critical that the terms you have worked so hard to negotiate are accurately and completely reflected in the paperwork and that the final agreement is expertly drafted by a qualified Suffolk County divorce lawyer so that the process can move forward without delays or problems. Additionally, an uncontested divorce can be obtained through the mediation process.
Additional services are available such as:
- Motions to allow “service by publication” – instead of personally serving your spouse with divorce papers, the court may permit you to publish an advertisement in a newspaper.
- Motions to allow “substitute service” – instead of personally serving your spouse with divorce papers, the court may permit you to serve someone connected to your spouse.
- Motions keep your address confidential from your spouse.
Considering representing yourself?
Everyone has the right to represent themselves in court proceedings but it is not always wise to do so. A person who represents themselves is called a pro se litigant and they are treated in the courtroom as though they have the same knowledge as an attorney. There are certain circumstances where self-representation is “safe” but you should never do it without first consulting with a attorney. A divorce lawyer can look at the very emotional and difficult issue of divorce with the advantage of being objective. Investing a relatively small sum of money in a matrimonial lawyer is the best way to protect yourself in a divorce. An experienced divorce attorney will be able to advise you as to all options in the divorce, expedite the divorce process and ensure all requirements are met.
Suffolk Uncontested Divorce Lawyer
In-office consultations are encouraged for Long Island residents. Our office is located in Huntington, Suffolk county and easily accessible from local highways.
For clients unavailable for in-office meetings, we offer “online divorce” or “electronic divorce” representation. Consultations can be accomplished by telephone, e-mail or video-chat. Paperwork and forms can be sent to the client traditional mail, e-mail or fax. This enables our office to easily service all New York State citizens.
Call now for a free consultation with a Huntington uncontested divorce lawyer.