While some marriages end in a contentious legal battle, others end more quietly. Spouses make a plan to divide their assets and simply go their separate ways.
The latter process is known as uncontested divorce, and it is usually far cheaper and faster than a traditional litigated divorce. And because there is nothing that needs to be decided by a judge, court appearances are either unnecessary or minimal.
Do You Need Legal Help When Seeking Uncontested Divorce?
An uncontested divorce may seem simple enough to handle without hiring an attorney, and there are plenty of websites offering inexpensive do-it-yourself kits. But even though the process is less complicated than traditional divorce, it is still a serious legal matter. Mistakes can be personally and financially costly.
For this and other reasons, it is a good idea to work with a lawyer. When you call the Law Office of Nicolas P. Barone, we will take the time to guide you through each aspect of your uncontested divorce to ensure that everything is executed smoothly and that no detail is overlooked. Topics to discuss may include:
- Division of assets and property
- The apportionment of child custody and parenting time
- Child support
- Spousal support
- Responsibility for continuing expenses, such as child care and medical insurance
We will also help you fill out all necessary paperwork and file it correctly and on time. There are dozens of forms that need to be completed during an uncontested divorce in New York state, and mistakes or oversights on any form could hold up the process.
Do you need to hire a lawyer? Strictly speaking, the answer is no. But many people have discovered the peace of mind that comes from working with a good attorney is well worth the modest investment in legal fees.
Contact The Firm To Discuss Your Legal Needs Today
The Law Office of Nicholas P. Barone is located in White Plains, and we serve clients in Westchester County and surrounding areas. To learn more about how we can help you through an uncontested divorce or any other family law matter, call us at 914-683-8200 or send us an email.