Contested And Uncontested Divorce: Experienced New York City and Long Island Attorneys
Getting divorced is a personal and legally complex experience. Being prepared for the process and knowing what to expect can help create a sense of security.
Having experienced legal representation is crucial to navigate the intricate process of obtaining a divorce in New York.
The divorce lawyers at Green Kaminer Min & Rockmore have the experience and skill to handle complex and high conflict divorces. Our goal is always to obtain the best outcome for our clients.
THE DIVORCE PROCESS
Divorce is the legal process of dissolving a marriage. In order to do that, either the parties or the court must decide how to divide the parties’ marital assets (equitable distribution) and how to resolve issues of child custody and visitation.
In New York, you can either have a contested or uncontested divorce. In a contested divorce, the parties cannot agree on the terms of their divorce. In an uncontested divorce, the parties agree on terms and do not have to involve the court.
In a contested divorce, after one party files for divorce, one party will ask for a court date. That court appearance is called a preliminary conference. At the preliminary conference, the court sets dates for discovery and gets acquainted with the particular issues in the case.
It is also typical for the court to issue temporary orders regarding custody, parental access, and support early on in a case.
The discovery process helps the parties to delineate and value assets and income. Each party turns over financial documents and can be asked to answer questions under oath.
If, after the discovery process is completed, the parties are unable to reach an agreement on either the financial aspect of their case or on child custody related issues, the court will set a trial date and make a decision resolving these issues.
The attorneys at Green Kaminer Min & Rockmore are experienced in both negotiating divorce settlement and advocating for our clients at trial. We know that you have many questions and concerns regarding divorce. Our legal team strives to build relationships with clients based on integrity, trust, and open communication. We invite you to contact us or call us at 212-681-6400 to set up a confidential consultation.