What is the Best Way to Pursue a Divorce if I Want One Right Away?

Divorce in New York can be accomplished quickly, if both spouses agree to ALL of the terms of the divorce. You will both need to agree upon the distribution of any property, custody of children, spousal maintenance, and visitation. If you and your spouse can agree on all of these terms, you or your attorney can immediately file all the divorce papers with the court. This is sometimes referred to as an “uncontested divorce”.

If you can’t agree on all the terms of your divorce, you may be able to get to a agreement by going to mediation. Mediation can save you time and after the process, you can then file the divorce papers with the court.

If you and your spouse all to all of the terms of your divorce, but, need an attorney to draft the divorce papers, then David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office can help you. David Badanes has helped numerous clients in filing their divorce papers and in drafting the divorce papers.
In addition, David Badanes also does mediation and has helped many clients in the mediation process.

If you are seeking an uncontested divorce or want to go to mediation, then contact David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office, P.C. David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office’s phone number is 631-239-1702, email at david@dbnylaw.com or visit our web site: www.dbnylaw.com. The Badanes Law Office has offices in Northport and Uniondale.

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What Is The Process Involved In An Uncontested Divorce? Video

Straight talk with David Badanes, Esq., an experienced divorce attorney who has been assisting individuals with postnuptial agreements, and with matrimonial law issues.
What is the process involved in an uncontested divorce?

You may be wondering what the process is involved in an uncontested divorce. Typically, in an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse have worked through the issues of child custody, of child support, and division of assets. If you can’t work out those issues before meeting with an attorney, an attorney can give you a list of the issues and the basic questionnaire to work with those issues with your spouse. However, typically, those issues are worked out prior to meeting with an attorney. However, you can’t workout 100% of those issues, the attorney can meet with you to try to help you resolve those issues with your spouse and identify the exact issues that need to be resolved before going to court.

In an uncontested divorce, everything is resolved before you actually go to court and the documents are submitted to the court and the clerk to get you divorced.

What Is An Uncontested Divorce? Video

What is an “uncontested divorce?” An uncontested divorce means that both you and your spouse agree to get divorced and that you both agree on all of the terms of your divorce.

You still may need an attorney to draft an agreement which places the terms of your divorce into a legal document.

Even in an uncontested divorce, there are many forms that need to be submitted to the court. Most people find that it is helpful to hire an attorney to prepare the documents and submit them to the court.

In an uncontested divorce, you will not have to appear before a Judge and your divorce can be completed simply by submitting the proper papers to the court.

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How Long Does it Take to Get Divorced: Video

As a matrimonial and family law attorney many of my clients ask me “How long does it take to get divorced?” The answer is “it depends”.

If you have a simple uncontested divorce, where everyone signs all the paperwork, then your divorce can be submitted to the court system within days. However, the court may take several months before it actually approves your divorce.

If you have a complicated contested divorce, then your divorce could take up to 3 years. There have been some extreme cases where a divorce can take longer than 5 years.
However, most contested divorces take about 1 to 2 years.

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Top Three Ways to Make Your Divorce Shorter

You probably have heard the horror stories of divorces that take several years. However, divorce badthere are ways to prevent your divorce from becoming a long and drawn out process. Here are the top three ways to make your divorce shorter:

1. Know your priorities. Not every aspect of a divorce has the same priority. Your priorities may be different from others. You should know and list what are the top three things for you in your divorce. If you focus on your priorities, you will not need to fight every battle and situation.

2. Cooperate with your attorney and the court. Throughout the divorce, your attorney and the courts, will ask you to provide documents and to attend court conferences. If you delay in providing the documents or you adjourn court conferences, then you will be delaying the divorce.

3. Find an attorney who shares your philosophy. Unfortunately, some attorneys are procrastinators, also there are attorneys who delay the process unnecessarily. When you hire an attorney, you want to make sure that your attorney knows that you want your divorce to end as soon as possible. Make sure the attorney shares your goal and ask him/her how they will obtain this goal.

David Badanes is aggressive and knows that most of his clients want the divorce process to be as short as possible. David Badanes shares that goal and will put in place a plan that will help to achieve this goal. If you live in Suffolk County, Nassau County or New York City and need a divorce (matrimonial) lawyer, then call David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office at 631-239-1702 or email david@dbnylaw.com. The Badanes Law Office has offices in Northport, Garden City, Brooklyn and Manhattan.

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