Your divorce will be contested if either you or your spouse:
- Does not want to get a divorce
- Disagree about the grounds (legal reason) for the divorce
- Disagree about what will happen with your children, your property or your finances after the divorce
Because the judge will require detailed information in order to decide the outcomes on the issues you disagree about, your contested divorce will require you and your spouse to go to Supreme Court a number of times.
Your divorce will be uncontested if you and your spouse both want to get a divorce and you both agree about the grounds (legal reason) for the divorce. You must also agree about what will happen with your children, your property and your finances after the divorce.
Her Justice cannot help you get a divorce if:
- You do not have legal grounds (reason) for a divorce
- You do not know where your spouse lives or works and cannot locate him
- Your spouse does not live in the United States or its territories
Her Justice does not assist with separations or annulments.
Check out our Legal Information Guides which provide additional information about getting a divorce in New York State.
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