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Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce

There are two types of divorces: contested and uncontested. A...

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How Social Media Can Harm Your Child....

Nearly everyone uses social media, and because of this, information...

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Winning Child Custody During Your Divorce

Spouses have to deal with a variety of issues when...

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What is the difference between alimony and....

Understanding the difference between alimony and spousal support is important...

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Decline to Sign or That Prenup is....

In DiPietro v. Vatsky, 177 A.D.3d 401 (2019), the Supreme...

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When you pay to renovate your ex’s....

In Gordon v. Anderson, 2020 Slip Op 00034, (179 AD3d 402), the...

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    Rubinstein Law Firm

    The Rubinstein Law Firm proudly serves all of New York for divorce and other state matters and the whole country on intellectual property related matters.


    • What grounds do I need to file for divorce?
      • New York is a no-fault jurisdiction which means the most commonly cited cause is IRRETRIEVABLE BREAKDOWN IN RELATIONSHIP. So, for example, if your spouse had adultery, it is not really relevant to the actual divorce grounds.
    • Do I file a contested divorce or an uncontested divorce?
      • Uncontested means both parties agree to sign a settlement outside of court and are relatively close in terms of what they want in the terms.
    • How much does the divorce process cost?
      • Uncontested divorces are considerably cheaper, the range is between $1,000-$3,000 depending on complexity. For a contested divorce, it will depend on how willing the spouses are to work together, if so, it can cost as little as $7,000 but if there is excessive fighting the divorce can last years and the sky is the limit.
    • How long before I am officially divorced?
      • Fortunately, NY is not a state that requires a separation period. So as long as you and your spouse have been married for at least 6 months and are an NY resident, you can begin the process immediately. If the divorce is not contested it can be completed in as fast as two months and may take as long as eight months. If the divorce is contested and the parties find it challenging to agree, divorce can go on for many years.

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