Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, the law office of Brian D. Perskin & Associates will fight to help achieve the result you desire. The attorneys on staff have a proven track record of successfully facilitating settlements that please our clients.
What is an Uncontested Divorce?
An uncontested divorce, which is where both parties agree to the stipulations and actively want to divorce their spouse, tend to be easier cases that are settled quickly because they avoid going to trial. Our office represented a Defendant (husband) in an uncontested divorce case that was filed in the beginning of 2012. The Defendant and his wife, the Plaintiff, had two children during their marriage, so their stipulation of settlement had to include sections for custody and support.
Upon settlement, the Plaintiff and Defendant agreed to have joint legal custody, while the mother would maintain primary physical custody of the two children. The Defendant was awarded the right to have alternative weekend visitation, along with rotating holidays, birthdays, and vacations. The Defendant was also ordered to pay a sum of $2,000 per month in child support, and $600 per month in maintenance for a total of 4 years. Both parties would claim responsibility for their own debts, and were able to divide their marital property equally amongst themselves.
An Uncontested Divorce Brian D. Perskins & Associates Handled
Another uncontested divorce that the attorneys at Brian D. Perskin and Associates facilitated over involved a same sex couple. The two consented to the divorce, and were able to amicably divide their assets. Our client, the Plaintiff, maintained ownership of the couple’s Co-op apartment in Manhattan, as well as all furnishings and possessions inside of it.
In return, the Defendant was given sole ownership of the pair’s Mexico City apartment, which included all art, furniture, and any other items that were located inside the residence. Both parties waived their right to maintenance (spousal support), and they also agreed to not involve the other party in any outstanding debts. A stipulation of the divorce agreement stated that the Plaintiff would pay the Defendant a lump sum total of $85,000 “in consideration of the terms, covenants and conditions” outlined in the Stipulation of Divorce.
Finally, our firm represented a woman (Plaintiff) who filed for divorce from her husband (Defendant). The couple had one minor child that was born of their marriage. Ultimately, the parties decided to maintain joint custody in an attempt to encourage positive relationships between the child and each parent. Since our client would have residential custody of the child, she would receive a sum of $24,000 annually in child support, which would total $2,000 per month, from the Defendant.
How Child Support Rates Grow with Income
This rate, of course, would increase as the Defendant’s annual income grows. The pair shared joint banking and credit accounts throughout the duration of their marriage, and the sole rights to ownership to those accounts (and the funds in them) were awarded to the Plaintiff. Additionally, the Plaintiff would receive full ownership of the shared E-Trade account, but only after the Defendant withdrew the current balance of $225,000. Since the husband voluntarily moved out of the marital residence that he and his wife co-signed a lease for, and the wife had been solely responsible for all rent and monies owed in bills, she was given sole use of the residence. Any future amendments to the stipulation of settlement and divorce agreement would require each party to agree to the changes in writing.
Brian D. Perskin & Associates has a strong reputation for receiving settlements that our clients are pleased with. Contact us today for your free consultation, and let us work to get you the best possible divorce settlement!