Uncontested Divorce in centereach, ny
what is a "no-fault" divorce?
"No-fault” is not a type of divorce, but rather a ground for divorce that does not assign blame to either party or require a prolonged waiting period. To obtain a divorce in New York based on the “no-fault” ground, the spouses must do two things: (1) one party must affirm that the marriage has irretrievably broken down for at least six months AND (2) the parties must have resolved all issues relating to children, finances, and assets/debts. Submitting a negotiated separation agreement to the court will satisfy the second requirement.
Do i need a separation agreement?
A separation agreement is a legal contract between spouses that addresses the division of assets and debts, as well as support, maintenance, custody or visitation issues. A separation agreement is enforceable by the courts. If you and your spouse have children or any significant assets and/or debt, it is advisable to have a separation agreement detailing the terms of your split.
does my spouse have to sign the divorce papers?
Yes. Your spouse will have to sign an Affidavit of Defendant saying that he or she agrees to the divorce.
will i need to go to court?
As long as your divorce is uncontested, you will not have to go to court. We handle the entire process via phone, mail, email or fax.
The Law Office of Gina M. Pellettieri is fully equipped to assist you with an array of divorce-related legal concerns. Call now to learn more about the uncontested divorce services available to you at (631) 320-1493. Uncontested divorce services available in Selden, Centereach, Ronkonkoma, Lake Ronkonkoma, Holtsville, Holbrook, Port Jefferson, Patchogue, and Nassau and Suffolk counties.