You have children under the age of 21 and/or assets
There is no Order of Custody and/or Child Support, however parties are in agreement as to these issues
Spouse will agree to sign papers
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY HIRE AN ATTORNEY?
The courts in New York, and particularly in the NY Metro area are extremely backlogged. In some counties, it can take upwards of a year to obtain your Judgment of Divorce. This is the case when all paperwork has been properly prepared and submitted. Parties that choose to download forms and complete papers on their own run the risk of improperly filling out the forms and/or making fatal mistakes in the submission process, leading to rejection of papers and further delays. In order to ensure first, that you are protecting your rights, and second, that your divorce is finalized as fast as possible, it is of utmost importance to work with a qualified professional.
When you hire an attorney to take over this process, it saves you the time and headache of trips to court for filing and submitting papers, reading through lengthy (and often difficult to understand instructions), and ensuring compliance with the law. You simply provide us with the relevant information, and we handle the rest.
In particular, where there are children under the age of 21 and there is no Order of Custody or Support, a Stipulation of Settlement is necessary. A Stipulation of Settlement is an agreement settling all issues between the parties, without the hassle or expense of going to trial. It is imperative that this agreement be drafted by an attorney in order to ensure enforceability of the agreement, as well as to protect your rights. The court will not grant an uncontested divorce unless all issues are deemed "resolved." A properly drafted and executed Stipulation of Settlement allows for parties with otherwise "unresolved" issues to obtain an Uncontested Divorce, thereby saving them the time and expense of contested proceedings.
HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?
All Uncontested Divorces are billed at a low, flat-fee, which includes New York filing fees, document preparation, document assembly, trips to court, and tracking your divorce action. Payment plans are available. Because all cases are different, it is difficult to offer a one size fits all quote on the internet. Please contact this office with details of your case for information relating to legal fees for your divorce.
YOUR OFFICE IS ON LONG ISLAND, BUT I LIVE IN NYC. DO I HAVE TO COME IN TO YOUR OFFICE?
You do not have to come in to the office for an Uncontested Divorce. Many clients provide relevant information through email and make payments online or via check through the mail. This is the beauty of an Uncontested Divorce in the age of the internet--it is easy and convenient. This office will maintain communication and keep you up to date with status information through telephone, text, email, or regular mail, depending upon your preferred method of communication.
For clients that prefer to meet face-to-face prior to retaining this office but cannot conveniently travel to Long Island, we offer meetings in a mutually convenient location,such as in Queens or other satellite offices.
I SAW AN AD ON THE SUBWAY FOR A $299 UNCONTESTED DIVORCE, WHY NOT GO WITH THEM?
These companies are not law firms, nor are the people working there attorneys. Rather, these are document preparation services that simply provide you with blank forms to fill out, along with directions to the court. This is no different than completing the forms on your own. Many clients start out with such services, only to be dissatisfied with the sub-par services offered and decide to retain this office.
New York filing fees are roughly $335.00. These advertisements do not include the price of filing fees and instead spring them on you later, along with other hidden fees. When we provide you with a quote for legal fees, it includes all filing fees, and represents the final cost to you. There is inherent value in going to a reputable professional from the get-go.
No children under 21, or, if there are children under 21, you have a final Order of Custody/Visitation and Child Support