|What is an uncontested divorce?
An uncontested divorce is a type of divorce where both spouses sign the divorce papers that are filed in court to indicate that they both agree on all of the terms of their divorce.
|What is a no fault divorce?
In a no-fault divorce neither spouse has to prove that the other spouse was at fault.
In New York State, for an uncontested no fault divorce, both parties agree that their marriage has irretrievably broken down for at least 6 months.
LetsGetDivorced.com specializes in providing completed divorce forms and divorce papers based on answers you provide using our online service. Your completed divorce forms are ready to be signed and filed for a New York no fault uncontested divorce.
Is it legal to file for divorce without using a Lawyer?
It is legal to file for divorce without using an Attorney. When a person represents themself without having a Divorce Attorney, they are referred to as proceeding "Pro Se."
If you represent yourself in Court, you are called a "pro se litigant" or a "self-represented litigant." "Pro se"
is a Latin term, meaning "on one's own behalf" and a "litigant" is someone who is either suing someone or is being sued in court.
|Will my spouse or I need to make any court appearances?
If you file an uncontested no fault divorce in New York, and your spouse signs the divorce papers agreeing to the uncontested divorce, then a Judgment of Divorce can be granted without you or your spouse having to appear in court.
|How long will it take to obtain my divorce?
Many of our customers are able to complete our easy to use online divorce questionnaire in approximately 30 minutes or less. Once you make your payment and complete your online questionnaire you can immediately download, print and sign your New York divorce documents.
Both spouses need to sign their documents, and you will need to file the documents with the clerk of the court. We provide easy to follow filing instructions when you download your divorce papers and divorce forms.
Thus, by using our service it is possible to file for divorce the same day you use our service, once you have the appropriate documents duly signed.
Divorce case processing times vary in New York from county to county. It may take as little as 4-8 weeks after you file all of your documents
with the court to be granted a final Judgment of Divorce.
|Can I get an uncontested no-fault divorce if my spouse and I still live together?
In a New York no fault divorce both spouses can still be living together when they claim that their marriage was irretrievably broken down for at least 6 months, and they can also still be living
together when the divorce is filed.
|Can I obtain a divorce in the State of New York if my marriage took place in another state in the United States?
|Can I obtain a divorce in the State of New York if my marriage took place in a different country?
|Can I file for a divorce in New York State if one spouse does not live in New York State?
Yes. If the spouse living in New York State satisfies the New York residency requirements for filing a divorce
the other spouse does not need to be living in New York when the divorce is filed.
|Can I file for a uncontested no fault divorce if my spouse is incarcerated in a jail or prison in the United States?
Yes. Whether your spouse is incarcerated or not, if you are the spouse that is filing for an uncontested no-fault divorce and your spouse agrees to all of the terms
of the divorce, and signs the divorce papers before a notary public who notarizes their signature, you can file for an uncontested no-fault divorce.
|Does it matter if I do not know where my spouse is living?
To use LetsGetDivorced.com to file an uncontested divorce you need to know the address where your spouse is currently living.
|Does it matter if my spouse refuses to sign the divorce papers?
To use LetsGetDivorced.com to file an uncontested divorce both spouses must be willing to sign the divorce papers.
|Can I use LetsGetDivorced.com if we have minor children from our marriage?
Yes. When filing in the state of New York LetsGetDivorced.com provides the documents to address child related issues such as custody, visitation and support.
Child support is calculated using the official guidelines in the New York State Child Support Standards Act (the CSSA).
You can also useLetsGetDivorced.com if you have already obtained final court order(s) that have determined the custody, visitation and child support
of your children. In that situation, you will need to attach copies of the existing final court orders for custody, visitation and child support
to the divorce documents when you file for divorce.
|Can I use LetsGetDivorced.com if we have marital property and/or marital debt?
Yes. LetsGetDivorced.com provides the documents for the parties to specify which property and/or debt they want the court to divide.
|If I use LetsGetDivorced.com will my wife be able to resume using her maiden name?
Yes. LetsGetDivorced.com will include the required provisions in your documents so that either spouse may resume using their prior last name before the marriage, if any.
|Can I use LetsGetDivorced.com if spousal "maintenance" (commonly referred to as Alimony) is requested?
Yes. LetsGetDivorced.com provides the documents for the parties to specify that spousal maintenance (alimony) is requested.
|Can I use LetsGetDivorced.com for a "Same Sex" divorce?
Yes. Our service can be used for what is commonly referred to as a same-sex divorce, or an LGBT Divorce, or a gay divorce.
|Do I have to use a process server to give the divorce papers to my spouse?
No. If your spouse signs the divorce documents that indicate they accept service of the divorce papers, and agree to the filing of an uncontested
divorce, you are not required to use a process server to give the divorce documents to your spouse.
|How much does LetsGetDivorced.com cost?
When you purchase your divorce forms a one time flat fee of $99 will
be charged to your credit card. You will have unlimited access to your account for as long as you need. There are no additional costs for using LetsGetDivorced.com.
|Free New York State Divorce Forms
The New York State Court System provides a free New York State uncontested divorce forms packet for people who want to file an uncontested divorce in New York State. Many of our customers tell us that they first tried to use the free New York divorce forms, and that they
could not figure out how to fill them out the free divorce forms and file them in court. After learning about LetsGetDivorced.com and creating a free trial account on our website, they saw for themselves how they could
quickly, easily and cheaply use our online divorce questionnaire to prepare all of their New York no-fault uncontested divorce forms and NY divorce papers online in about 15 minutes. Our customers consider our very affordable flat service fee of only $99 to
be money well spent to save them the expense of using an Attorney to prepare their New York State no-fault uncontested divorce forms.
Does the cost of using LetsGetDivorced.com to prepare my divorce papers online include the Court's filing fees?
You pay the New York State Court filing fees directly to the Court. The Court's filing fees are not included in the LetsGetDivorced.com $99 service fee to use our service to prepare your divorce forms and divorce papers online.