(Quoted from New York Court) Divorce is the final, legal ending of a marriage by court order. If you have a divorce case in court, you may hear lawyers and court staff call it a matrimonial action. The person who starts the divorce is called the plaintiff, and the other spouse is called the defendant.
Divorce can be uncontested or contested, check below to see whether your situation is uncontested or contested.
UNCONTESTED: Your divorce will be uncontested if both you and your spouse:
• Want to get a divorce
• Agree about what will happen with your children, your finances, your property after the divorce
CONTESTED: Your divorce will be contested if either you or your spouse:
• Do not want to get a divorce
• Disagree about the grounds (legal reasons) for the divorce
• Disagree about what will happen with your children, your finances, your property after the divorce
Divorce law can be complicated, it is highly recommend to have a consultation with an attorney even if you believe that your divorce is uncontested. Call us today @ 718 337 8012 for free phone consultation or schedule an appointment to meet with our experienced attorney.
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