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WHEN TO HIRE A DIVORCE LAWYER

New York's complex laws make it very difficult for couples who try to tackle divorce without the help of lawyers. Relying on advice from friends or the internet exposes people to costly mistakes and adds even more burdens at an already stressful time. If the parties are looking to save expense and they agree on key issues, an uncontested divorce with attorney support can accomplish those goals while providing legal protection.

THE FIRST STEPS IN OBTAINING A NEW YORK DIVORCE

In 2010, New York became the final state to introduce no-fault divorce. To obtain this type of divorce, one of the spouses must affirm that the relationship has been irreparably damaged for at least six months. But even simple, uncontested divorces require detailed paperwork to be filed. Jurisdiction lies with the Supreme Court in the county where the couple resides. Brooklyn residents must file with the matrimonial clerk in the Supreme Court, Kings County, and must serve the other party with a Summons with Notice. Even in a no-fault divorce, the parties still must resolve issues of property division and child and spousal support either in court or by an agreement.

THE FIRST STEPS IN OBTAINING A NEW YORK DIVORCE

In 2010, New York became the final state to introduce no-fault divorce. To obtain this type of divorce, one of the spouses must affirm that the relationship has been irreparably damaged for at least six months. But even simple, uncontested divorces require detailed paperwork to be filed. Jurisdiction lies with the Supreme Court in the county where the couple resides. Brooklyn residents must file with the matrimonial clerk in the Supreme Court, Kings County, and must serve the other party with a Summons with Notice. Even in a no-fault divorce, the parties still must resolve issues of property division and child and spousal support either in court or by an agreement.

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