In some situations, divorcing couples cannot resolve conflict through mediation or negotiations. Such cases must be litigated. Although litigation is most costly and often the least efficient way of resolution, it is sometimes the only option.
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The divorce process involves several key steps. It starts with filing a divorce complaint in the appropriate court, potentially accompanied by a filing fee. After filing, the divorce papers must be served to the spouse, who then has a set timeframe to respond or file a counterclaim. Temporary orders for issues like child custody and support can be requested during the process. Both parties engage in the discovery process to exchange information and evidence. Many cases are settled through negotiation or mediation, but if no agreement is reached, a trial may be necessary for a judge to make final decisions. Once the court approves an agreement or issues a decision, a final judgment of divorce is entered, officially ending the marriage. Post-divorce matters, including property division and support enforcement, may also need to be addressed after the divorce is finalized. LEARN MORE
The timeline for a divorce case in New York can vary significantly based on a variety of factors, including the complexity of the case, whether it’s contested or uncontested, the court’s docket, and whether both parties are willing to cooperate. LEARN MORE
Irreconcilable differences between the spouses for at least 6 months.
To file for divorce in New York, either you or your spouse must meet the residency requirements. One of you must have lived in New York for at least one year before filing for divorce if you were married in New York, or if you have lived in New York as a married couple. If the grounds for divorce occurred in New York, either party must have lived in New York for at least one year prior to filing. However, there is an exception for couples who married in New York and one spouse has been a New York resident continuously for at least two years before filing for divorce.
Hourly. For uncontested we charge a flat fee but beyond a certain amount of hours it goes to hourly.
$500. Yes, a minimum of 10 hours.
Divorces start at $3,500 and can cost as much as $250,000 it depends on the factors involved.
Expenses such as filing fees and process service in most divorces. LEARN MORE
Various alternative dispute resolution methods are available for divorcing couples. Mediation involves a neutral third-party mediator to facilitate agreements. Collaborative divorce involves negotiation with the assistance of attorneys and professionals. Arbitration uses a neutral arbitrator to decide divorce issues. Uncontested divorce is for couples who agree on all terms. Negotiation can be done directly or through attorneys. Online divorce services assist with paperwork. Limited scope representation provides specific legal services. Post-divorce or family mediation helps resolve ongoing disputes. Parenting coordination deals with co-parenting issues, and online dispute resolution is used in some jurisdictions for efficient dispute resolution. LEARN MORE
In divorce, maintaining open communication and cooperation with your spouse is encouraged, particularly if you share children or assets. It’s vital to understand your financial situation, including assets, debts, income, and expenses, as it’s crucial for fair property division and support calculations. We work to determine the value of marital assets and create a comprehensive divorce agreement that covers property division, child custody, visitation, child support, and spousal support. We ensure the legal soundness of the agreement and its accurate representation of your intentions. If an agreement is reached outside of court, we recommend having it approved by the court to make it legally binding and enforceable. LEARN MORE
In litigation, the skill, experience and effectiveness of the attorneys are of paramount importance. The attorneys representing you should possess the ability to clearly educate clients. They should have a thorough knowledge of the law and of procedure and evidence. They should have the ability to unravel complex financial issues. And they should be able to authoritatively and convincingly to present your case to the court.