The fast and affordable alternative for uncontested divorce!
For over 30 years, Divorce Yourself’s services have helped thousands throughout New York State file their uncontested divorce quickly and without the expense of an attorney. We are available to work with you in person, unlike other “virtual” services. We’ll walk you through a series of questions necessary for us to complete your documents. Once these are done, we will complete all the necessary paperwork, along with easy to follow instructions, for you to complete the divorce process. In many cases, we can have your divorce completed in less than 8 weeks. We help you every step of the way!
N.Y.S. Grounds for Divorce
No Fault (Irretrievable breakdown in relationship for at least six months), Cruel & Inhuman Treatment, Abandonment, Imprisonment, Separation, and Adultery.
N.Y.S. RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS
You or your spouse must have been living in New York State for a continuous period of at least two years immediately before the date you start your divorce action; OR
You or your spouse must have been living in New York State on the date you start your divorce action and for a continuous period of at least one year immediately before the date you start the divorce action, and at least one of the following must also be true:
1. Your marriage ceremony was performed in New York State; OR
2.You lived in New York State with your spouse as married persons; OR
You or your spouse must have been living in New York State for a continuous period of at least one year immediately before the date you start your divorce action and your grounds for divorce must have happened in New York State. (“Grounds” means a legal reason for the divorce); OR
You and your spouse must be residents of New York State (no matter how long) on the date you start your divorce action, and your grounds for divorce must have happened in New York State. (“Grounds” means a legal reason for the divorce).
NEW YORK STATE
NEW YORK STATE is an “Equitable Distribution” state. This basically means that all marital property (assets and debts) acquired during the time of marriage are equally owned by both Husband and Wife (even if the item is in one parties’ name). To prevent a long, expensive court battle, knowing that the state considers everything marital property, it is to your advantage to attempt to provide for division of property and repayment of marital debts together. If you are unable to come to an agreement, seek Mediation or an Attorney.
Other things that may be taken into consideration by the Judge are:
- Maintenance (alimony)
- Contributions, made by one spouse, toward the career of the other, or staying at home to raise the children and postponing or foregoing career opportunities and experience.
- Probable future financial circumstances of each party. Considering the educational advantages and income possibilities of the future.
- Value of any business, corporation, or profession in the future.
- Tax consequences to each party as a result of filing single, alimony (which is taxable income to the receiver), head of household consideration, and capital gains produced by sale of assets or retirement accounts such as I.R.A.s.
CHILD SUPPORT minimum is established by N.Y.S. The minimum child support is: 1 Child – 17%, 2 Children – 25%, 3 Children – 29%, 4 Children – 35%, etc. The tables for child support are found in “WITH MINOR CHILDREN ONLY” envelope. Apply figure listed in this chart or greater when determining applicable child support.
POOR PERSON’S WAIVER
POOR PERSON’S WAIVER is a available for people at the poverty level, on Social Services, or Disability. If you think you may be eligible, call for the proper papers. To obtain a Poor Person’s Waiver you may be required to show proof of income for the past fiscal year, as well as income to the present date.