Strong Representation In Contested, Uncontested And No-Fault Divorces
In the past, divorcing couples had to have a legally recognized claim to receive a divorce. This fault-based rationale often forced one spouse to take the blame for the failure of the marriage. Today, New York offers couples the option to pursue no-fault divorce based on irretrievable breakdown of the relationship.
Located in Buffalo, the attorneys at Venzon Law Firm PC help couples throughout Western New York and Canada decide if a contested, uncontested or no-fault divorce is right for them. Together, we will help you navigate the divorce process in the most effective, efficient manner. It’s never too late to live happily ever after. At Venzon Law Firm PC, we will help you get there.
Is Your Divorce Contested Or Uncontested?
In 2010, New York State passed legislation allowing for no-fault divorce based on irretrievable breakdown of the marriage and has made getting a divorce in New York easier than ever. No longer do spouses require grounds for divorce or need to accuse the other of fault.
Contested divorce is still an option in New York. This comes as a surprise to most couples. Contested means that the two parties cannot agree on the terms to end their marriage, regarding the children, support of the assets.
Getting A Contested Divorce
The process of getting a contested divorce can be very stressful. However, sometimes a contested divorce is the only way that a spouse can receive a fair and equitable settlement. There is a common misconception that the spouse guilty of “wrongdoing” will be punished financially. The reality is that under New York State law, there will be no financial impact unless the court finds the fault is “egregious.”
In an uncontested divorce, couples mutually agree to terms that they find fair and reasonable. This allows a family to move forward without bitterness. Experienced divorce lawyers help couples negotiate settlement terms.
You Need A New York State Divorce Lawyer To Protect Your Rights
Even if a divorce is uncontested, it is still vital to have capable legal representation. Often, when faced with the prospect of a quick and easy marital dissolution, individuals fail to adequately examine the terms of their settlement agreement. The right divorce lawyer in Buffalo can help determine whether the terms are fair to you — and, if they are not, what can be done to change them.
Contact Our Divorce Law Firm Today
If you have questions or concerns regarding a Buffalo uncontested, contested or no-fault divorce, Venzon Law Firm PC can help. We provide cost-effective solutions for all family matters. Call us at 716-854-7888, or contact us online to arrange a consultation about divorce, separation and child-related custody issues. We are conveniently located in Buffalo, and we manage family law cases throughout Western New York.