As a divorce attorney and mediator for more than 35 years, I have guided
many spouse through the divorce process.
New York law allows couples to obtain an uncontested divorce when both
parties agree to the divorce as well as agreeing to spousal support, division
of property, child support, visitation, and custody. An uncontested divorce
saves couples time and money!
An uncontested divorce coupled with my unique mediation process is a compassionate
and amicable approach to divorce that saves couples and their families
time, money, and pain.
So who is eligible for an uncontested divorce in New York?
1. Couple who is in agreement with the divorce;
2. Were married in New York and at least one spouse has resided in New
York for at least one year prior to filing for divorce;
3. The couple lived in New York, as a married couple for any period of
time, and at least one of them was a resident of New York for one year
4. The grounds for divorce occurred in New York and at least one of them
was a resident for at least one year before filing;
5. The grounds for divorce occurred in New York and both spouses are New
York residents at the time of filing;
6. One of the spouses has maintained continuous residency in New York prior
to filing for divorce.
Traditional divorces can take many years to resolve. They can cost many
thousands of dollars and can cause spouses and their families unnecessary
discomfort and pain. An uncontested divorce can be handled in months,
cost less, and cause less damage to the family financially and emotionally.
My unique psychologically based divorce mediation process is a very effective
tool when married with an uncontested divorce. I work with couples to
discuss and negotiate decisions important to their family whether it be
spousal support, division of property, child support, visitation, and
for some parenting plans.
Mediation and an uncontested divorce are right for you if:
1. You are on reasonably good terms with your spouse;
2. You want to save time, money, and pain;
3. You agree on division of property—acknowledging what is separate
and what is marital;
4. You agree on child support, custody, and visitation.
I’d like to point out that my mediation approach works for couples
who may not quite agree on everything but are open to listening to each
other and hearing what is possible through discussion, negotiation, and
mutually beneficial compromise.
Mediation provides couples the chance to resolve issues in a safe, secure
environment with the help of a knowledgeable, caring third party. I encourage
mediation when possible because I know the incredible results. Families
get the chance to transition to divorce in a more positive and financially
As a divorce lawyer, psychologically trained mediator with a medial degree,
and a mom, I can help you to put your family first when divorcing.
Here is what is important to most spouses in any divorce process:
1. to be heard
2. to be informed;
3. to be understood;
4. emotionally supported;
5. have things done in a timely manner;
6. get a fair settlement;
7. avoid court;
8. not have to spend their life savings on lawyers.
If you trust me and my divorce team with your divorce, we will do all the
above and more to help you and your family find peace and a fair settlement
in your divorce process.
Having a highly skilled and effective attorney/mediator to help facilitate
a healthy, informative, conversation about divorce can be an effective
first step. Let’s take it together.
Call me to learn what is possible in getting your uncontested divorce.
I look forward to speaking with you.
Call New York Divorce Lawyer Lois Brenner now to schedule your free consultation.