If your divorce settlement seems overly tilted towards one party, or doesn’t address all the issues required – like child custody, or division of assets and debts – then yes, the judge can question your settlement and even deny the divorce.
This is one reason why it’s important to work with attorneys who understand divorce law in New York and know what divorce judges are looking for when they review a settlement agreement.
In a properly negotiated and drafted uncontested divorce settlement, you probably won’t have to go to court at all, and once the settlement is submitted you’ll just wait to receive a Judgment of Divorce in the mail.
This is the document that formally dissolves your marriage. Once that is in hand, you are divorced.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you avoid unwanted surprises, and create a settlement that will pass muster with the court – and protect your interests.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 for a free consultation.