There is no one-size-fits-all solution for divorce. 

Not many people realize that not all divorces are the same. There are many different kinds of divorce that you could choose, and determining what kind of divorce you want is the first step in making your divorce as smooth as possible. Our divorce lawyer in Hauppauge, Cather E. Miller Attorney at Law, is dedicated to providing you with the support, compassion and information you need during your divorce. That is why we have come up with the following guide on the different kinds of divorce:

At-Fault Divorce

At-fault divorces require one or both parties to prove who is responsible (or at fault) for the divorce. If fault isn’t established, the couple remains legally married and cannot get remarried to anyone else.

No-Fault Divorce

In a no-fault divorce, establishing fault is not required. In order to get a no-fault divorce in New York, one party must state under oath that their marriage has been irretrievably broken for six months or more. Before a no-fault divorce is granted, however, the couple has to demonstrate that all issues related to their divorce, including property division, child support, spousal support, etc., have been resolved.

Summary Divorce

In a summary divorce, both parties must meet eligibility requirements or they must agree on key issues before their divorce proceedings. Requirements for a summary divorce include a short marriage (lasting five years or less), no children (or custody has already been agreed upon) and minimal or insubstantial property ownership.

Want to learn about more of the common types of divorce? If so, please stay tuned for our next blog.