Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce
There are two types of divorces: contested and uncontested. A contested divorce is one where the parties don’t agree on asset division, debt allocation, alimony or spousal support, or the custody of the children. In an uncontested divorce, the spouses agree on everything and don’t need the court to divide their assets or to decide on parental rights. These are two very different situations that our family law attorney team can help you with, regardless of which applies to you.
Sometimes couples will begin with a contested divorce and before the trial, come up with an agreement on financial terms and other topics related to divorce. This is known as a settlement. A settlement makes it so that neither spouse will appeal it, which puts an end to litigation entirely. When you reach a settlement, it’s important to have the agreement notarized so that it is legally binding.
Regardless if your divorce is uncontested, it is never recommended that either spouse attempts to represent themselves. This is because they don’t have the necessary legal experience to navigate the legal system. A family law attorney can help keep stress levels low and represent you while you deal with other necessary situations related to your family.
Call to Schedule a Consultation With a New York Divorce Attorney Today
If you’re going through a contested or uncontested divorce, it’s important to have a divorce lawyer by your side to represent you best. Our legal team at the law offices of Rubinstein & Associates PLLC can assist you in coming up with a settlement that arranges for custody, child support and spousal support effectively. We serve the areas of Woodmere, Long Island, Lynbrook, Hewlett, Rockville Center, Cedarhurst and surrounding Nassau County communities. To learn more about the legal services, visit our website at www.rubesq.com or give us a call to schedule a consultation at 516-268-7077 to learn more about what we can do to help settle your divorce.