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Divorces can be complicated. However, some couples may part ways on good terms and enter the divorce process amicably. If you and your spouse can come to an agreement on the terms that will apply to the termination of your marriage outside of court, you can pursue an uncontested divorce. While this type of divorce often involves little to no disagreements regarding the terms and conditions of the divorce, it’s still advisable to retain the legal services of an experienced Suffolk County Uncontested Divorce Attorney who can help protect your rights and interests at every turn. Even the most minor disagreements can turn an uncontested divorce into a contested divorce. Therefore, it’s essential to be prepared. Please continue reading to learn why having quality legal representation is vital when pursuing an uncontested divorce in New York. 

What is an uncontested divorce in New York?

Firstly, an uncontested divorce is when a couple agrees on all the divorce terms, including child custody, child support, spousal support, and property division. In most instances, these divorce cases move rapidly. They are also much less expensive than a contested divorce, where the couple’s spouses cannot agree on the terms that will apply to the termination of the marriage. Often, couples who pursue an uncontested divorce can avoid litigation altogether.

Why should I hire an attorney?

While pursuing an uncontested divorce without legal representation is possible, this would be a huge mistake. A proficient attorney will help you navigate the legal process and inform you of your rights. They will also help you determine the best divorce route for your circumstances. It’s essential to have all the facts before you make a decision that could jeopardize your future. To ensure you make informed decisions, an attorney will help you understand whether you may be entitled to child or spousal support. In addition, you may not realize that you could also be entitled to your spouse’s retirement accounts or pension. Therefore, you may do yourself a disservice by reaching an agreement without consulting an attorney.

Furthermore, having a skilled attorney on your side is beneficial, as things can quickly turn ugly. With so much at stake, issues can arise. When those issues occur, it’s better to be prepared and have your attorney safeguarding your interests. An attorney can also help you manage all the necessary paperwork involved with this legal process.

As you can see, acquiring quality legal representation is vital when pursuing a divorce. If you and your spouse are headed for divorce, please don’t hesitate to contact a determined attorney from the Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C., who can guide you through your legal options and assist you in making the best choices for your situation.

Why choose our firm?

We have an excellent AVVO rating from our many happy clients

We will tirelessly pursue a favorable resolution to your case

We offer aggressive and effective representation

We treat our clients with the compassion, patience, and respect that they deserve

We have more than 20 years of dedicated legal experience

We have the legal knowledge necessary to help you obtain the outcome you desire

We tailor our practice to the representation of your divorce case

What Our Clients Are Saying

I hired Susan to represent me in a divorce matter where I was fighting for custody and to limit my wife's equitable share of our assets. I won custody of our son, kept the marital residence, kept my professional practice, kept my building and paid less than half to my wife. This was after a long-term marriage. She could persuade the court that equitable is not equal and sometimes the man does deserve to win!

‐ Dave

I first must say that I had been represented by two prior attorneys both of whom had simply taken my money and left me nothing to show for it in my custody case. They kept telling me what they were doing for me but I found out they were lying. Susan on the other hand had gotten me temporary custody and support for my children and myself within two months of hiring her. I cannot say enough about her.

‐ Craig

After talking to a few other attorneys, I hired Susan to represent me in my divorce and custody dispute. I was reluctant to go with her because she was the cheapest out of all the other attorneys I met with, but I'm so glad I did. I am 100% positive no one else would have done such a great job with my case as Susan and her staff. Her work is quality, her staff is reliable and her character is honorable. There...

‐ Linda

I had a very difficult case where I had already burned through two attorneys who were unable to get me custody of my children and complete my divorce. Susan was able to rapidly work out an agreement and not let it just malinger on like my previous experiences. She was also considerate of my financial situation unlike all of the other lawyers I had spoken to. I highly recommend her if you want complete and caring service with an in-depth knowledge of...

‐ Joanne


The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. proudly serves clients throughout Suffolk County, New York in their divorce, family law, and estate planning matters. If you require the services of an experienced Suffolk County attorney, schedule a consultation with The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. today.

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