As an experienced New York Divorce Lawyer, clients will come to me and ask if their spouse has to agree on them filing for an uncontested divorce.
- The first requirement for an uncontested divorce agreement on specific issues that need to be resolved before the court can issue a judgment of divorce.
- Required issues include: division of assets and debts, custody of children, child support, and spousal maintenance.
- If the parties haven’t discussed those issues, they can handle them between themselves, through mediation, or with negotiation between attorneys, but agreement is necessary prior to obtaining an uncontested divorce.
Are you looking to file for an uncontested divorce, but know your spouse won’t agree? Contact dedicated New York Divorce Lawyer Jean Mahserjian for guidance.