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How Quickly Can You Get A Divorce in New York

The process typically begins with one spouse filing a "Summons with Notice" or "Summons and Complaint" in the appropriate county court. If the divorce is uncontested, meaning both spouses agree on all terms, the filing spouse can proceed with the paperwork alone. If contested, the non-filing How Quickly Can You Get A Divorce in New York spouse will need to be served the papers, which can add time depending on their cooperation.If the divorce is contested, negotiations may occur between both parties or their lawyers to settle issues such as property division, child custody, support, and visitation rights. This negotiation process can vary significantly in duration, depending on the complexity of the case and the willingness of both parties to reach an agreement.Once all issues are resolved, either through negotiation, mediation, or court decisions, the divorce can be finalized. This typically involves the preparation and signing of a settlement agreement and/or attending a final hearing where a judge issues the divorce decree.