Do you have to be separated for a year to get a divorce in NY?
You may file for divorce in New York if you and your spouse have lived apart for at least one year and you have a separation agreement.
Do you need two solicitors for a divorce?
Not all financial agreements reached without the benefit of legal advice are unfair but each spouse will still require separate representation. It is still important to ensure each party has the benefit of independent legal advice to ratify any final financial agreement.
Can a divorce be finalized without both signatures?
Only a few require the signatures of both spouses, and some don't require any signatures at all. A spouse doesn't have to agree to a divorce for it to happen. If he won't cooperate and won't sign a particular document, the court will usually finalize the divorce without his participation.
What happens if I dont sign the divorce papers?
Uncontested Divorce If you've gone through mediation and your spouse signs the original agreement that goes over custody, alimony, etc, however, will not sign the divorce papers, the judge may hold an uncontested hearing. If your spouse does not show up to the hearing, the judge may grant the divorce.