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Divorces

Are you ready to get a divorce? Let Roman Grutman & Associates, PLLC help you get divorced quickly and inexpensively. We can help you get divorced in Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx.

Attorney's at Roman Grutman & Associates are experienced in helping our clients get uncontested divorces. Current WEB ONLY Rate: $1000

Mandatory Court fees are extra.

Frequently asked questions about our divorce services:

What is an uncontested divorce?

A divorce is uncontested when all issues (such as child custody) have been decided between the parties.

Am I eligible to get an uncontested divorce?

You may be eligible to get an uncontested divorce if you and your spouse have decided all issues (such as property distribution and child custody) between yourselves, you meet New York's residency requirements and you meet at least one of New York's requirements for getting a divorce.

Residency Requirements:

For New York State Supreme Court to have jurisdiction over the parties one of the following residency conditions must be satisfied:

  • The marriage ceremony was performed in New York and either spouse is a resident of the state at the time of the commencement of the action for divorce and resided in the state for a continuous period of one year immediately before the action began.
  • The couple lived as husband and wife in New York and either spouse is a resident of the state at the time of the commencement of the action for divorce and resided in this state for a continuous period of one year immediately before the action began.
  • The grounds for divorce occurred in New York and either spouse is a resident of the state at the time of the commencement of the action for divorce and resided in the state for a continuous period of one year immediately before the action began.
  • The grounds for divorce occurred in New York and both spouses are New York residents at the time the action is commenced.
  • If the parties were married outside of New York and have never lived together as husband and wife in the state and the grounds for divorce did not occur in New York then, one spouse must presently be a resident of New York and have resided continuously in the state for at least two years prior to filing an action for divorce.

Grounds for Divorce (you must meet at least one):

  • Cruel and inhuman treatment (Domestic Relations Law §170.1)
  • Abandonment for a continuous period of one year or more (DRL §170.2)
  • Imprisonment for more than three years subsequent to the marriage (DRL §170.3)
  • Adultery (DRL §170.4)
  • Conversion of a separation judgment (DRL §170.5)
  • Conversion of a written and acknowledged separation agreement after living separate and apart for more than one year (DRL §170.6)
  • The relationship between husband and wife has broken down irretrievably for a period of at least six months (DRL §170.7)

How long does it take to get an uncontested divorce in New York?

On average it takes approximately 3 months from the time we get the required paperwork from you until the court issues you a divorce judgment.

Do I need to go to your office in order to get an uncontested divorce?

No. We may be able to do all of your correspondence through the mail.

What is the process for getting an uncontested divorce?

You should first settle any child custody issues and issues of distribution of property with your spouse. After we have your copies of your marriage certificate, we will file a complaint in court to begin your divorce process. You and your spouse will be required to fill out and return to us notarized affidavit's either in person or by mail. Once we have those affidavit's, we will return to the court and file them. From that point on, it will be approximately 2-3 months before we get a divorce judgment.

What documents do I need to bring to the office?

You should have your marriage certificate, and if you have children under 21, their birth certificates.

What happens if my spouse refuses to sign the Defendant's Affidavit?

When the defendant is served but does not answer the legal pleadings we may be able to obtain something called a default judgment for you.

What happens I my spouse later decides to contest the divorce?

Our fee includes services for an uncontested divorce. If your spouse decides later to challenge the divorce, it is no longer uncontested. We will then have to proceed to litigate the divorce in court, which will require an alternative fee arrangement.

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