Manhattan Uncontested Divorce Lawyer
Uncontested Divorce Attorney Assisting Residents of Manhattan and NYC
Divorce is never easy, even though it may be a mutually-agreed-upon decision. Certain factors, while not necessarily thwarting the process, still need to be determined and put into a legally binding format. These can include shared debt or assets, child custody or visitation, and spousal support among other things. If both spouses agree on all of the terms of the divorce, then they are eligible to submit completed divorce forms to the Court, to be processed in due course. The parties need not even appear in Court themselves, nor appear before a judge. If you have questions, need assistance with drafting an agreement, or obtaining and submitting the necessary forms, contact a Manhattan Uncontested Divorce Lawyer at Chaim Steinberger, P.C. today.
To be eligible for an uncontested divorce, the parties have to agree on what happens to all of their marital property. That includes any real estate, as well as chattel property. Be sure to account for any pension benefits earned during the marriage as well. The parties must also agree on the custody and visitation schedule for the children, the child support that will be paid (which must comply with the Child Support Standards Act -CSSA) or give adequate explanation for deviating from the CSSA), and agree on whether maintenance (which replaced alimony) will be paid, in what amount, and for how long.
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Very often, an agreement cannot be reached on these issues without significant negotiation by experienced counsel. If that is your situation, feel free to call a Manhattan Divorce Lawyer at Chaim Steinberger, P.C., so that we can direct and help you as you need, to get the justice you deserve.
Once an agreement is reached on all of the terms, a formal written agreement must be prepared. Both spouses need to sign it and have their signatures notarized. Of course, you should always have competent counsel advise you before you sign any legal document. And you will likely need a good lawyer to draft your agreement clearly and cleanly so that your agreement can be enforced for years to come.
Preferably before the agreement is signed, a Summons should be filed in Court. All of the many documents that comprise the judgment roll must also be prepared, as well as the formal Findings of Fact & Conclusions of Law and the proposed Judgment of Divorce, for the judge’s signature. It is only after the judge (or referee, if it is referred to one) signs the Judgment, that you are divorced in New York state.
Get Help From a Manhattan Uncontested Divorce Lawyer at Chaim Steinberger, P.C. Today
Often, there may be issues that a layperson, no matter how smart and well-educated, will not recognize, and only skilled lawyers who have been practicing in this area will recognize and know how to deal with. Reach out to our firm, so that we can review your situation and guide you as appropriate under the circumstances. Contact us by filling out our convenient online form or call (212) 964-6100 today.