Uncontested vs. Contested Divorce in New York
What Is the Difference Between a Contested and Uncontested Divorce?
A Contested Divorce is one in which:
One spouse either does not want the divorce and/or
There is no agreement between you and your spouse on issues such as:
Child Custody, Child Support, Finances, Property.
An Uncontested Divorce is an opposite:
Both you and your spouse want the divorce
You both agree on Child Custody, Child Support, Finances & Property
In addition, there are the options for divorce mediation or collaborative divorce.
If you and your spouse are in agreement on all issues We will be happy to assist you in the preparation of your final settlement agreement and the submission of the "Uncontested Divorce Packet."
We work on a flat fee basis when the divorce is uncontested. If you and your spouse do not have an agreement, you can still avoid going to court by reaching an agreement either through divorce mediation or collaborative divorce.