Often the difference between Contested and Uncontested Divorce is confused. Do you want an “uncontested” divorce? Do you understand what that term means? Our office strives for an “uncontested” divorce which puts less stress on the parties. How do we achieve this? We negotiate all issues and attempt to not only settle the case without court involvement, but also to achieve what our client was fighting for. Does the case reach a settlement without court involvement? If so, we call it an “uncontested” divorce. If the goal of an uncontested divorce is not reached, the parties will find themselves in front of a judge and now the case will go down one of two streets: due to the push by the Court and the ultimate settlement of the parties, a Stipulation of Settlement will be reached and the case will be finalized. What is the second street? TRIAL. You need an attorney who has a long history of trying cases before the Court. Make no mistake, this road is the most contentious, the most stressful and usually the most expensive. The goal of our office is to represent you aggressively at this stage, but more importantly that goal is to obtain our client’s position and at the same time, avoiding the necessity of a trial.
Law Office of Joseph O’Shea
260 Christopher Ln #201, Staten Island, NY 10314