Uncontested Divorce


Going through a divorce is never an easy or enjoyable time for either party, regardless of the type of divorce. At the DeFilippo Law Firm, P.L.L.C. we understand this, and we are here to make the divorce process go as easily, painlessly, and quickly as possible. As your chosen law firm, our goal is that you feel as satisfied as possible from the outcome of your divorce. There are a couple different types of divorces, and as your attorney, we at the DeFilippo Law Firm, P.L.L.C. will help you to understand each type, and which one would benefit you and your situation the most.

A contested divorce can cost an individual $5,000 to $10,000 in attorney’s fees alone per spouse.  In addition to those costs, there are the emotional costs that result from a contested divorce. The emotional cost of a contested divorce can never be calculated.

An uncontested divorce, or legal separation, can avoid these costs and the emotional costs as well. The DeFilippo Law Firm, P.L.L.C. can provide you with the much needed advice to see that your goals are achieved in an expeditious and cost effective manner. We can assist you in negotiating a separation or settlement agreement, filing the proper paperwork, and completing your divorce often without the need to appear in court or trial.

A separation agreement, or settlement agreement, can have long term effects that may not be apparent from the document itself. 

An uncontested divorce is a divorce in which all matters of custody, visitation, child support, and property division are decided by agreement. If you are able to resolve these issues, we can take it from there. If you are close to resolving these issues, we can work with your spouse’s attorney to attempt to reach a comprehensive settlement agreement.  

Again, this can usually be done at the fraction of the cost of a contested divorce. 

Contact the DeFilippo Law Firm, P.L.L.C. today, so that they can begin assisting you through this difficult time. At the DeFilippo Law Firm, P.L.L.C. we are here for you, every step of the way. Call us today at 607-734-8175.

“Going through the process of divorce is one of the most difficult processes anyone could have to deal with in their life. I was referred to Jim by a friend. I contacted his office and had an appointment much sooner than I expected. 

Jim sat down with me and went through the details of my life from the day I was married to where I was that day. He explained matrimonial law to me in such a way that I understood what most likely would happen after a long-contested divorce.  I expected that Jim as my attorney would work out the details of a separation agreement. Jim explained that it was our marriage, and no one knew the details and emotions more than myself and my husband. After my first appointment, with Jim’s advice I understood that if my husband and I could sit down and figure out the details it would be better for both of us.

In the end the process was civil and truly was an uncontested divorce. I gave where I was “willing” to give and may have at times done so reluctantly. I can say that whatever sacrifices I made to obtain an uncontested divorce could not compare to the time lost at work, years of conferences and court appearances, thousands of dollars and hard feelings if I had not followed Jim’s advice.”        
— Jaqaline

*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome