No, you do not need your spouse’s permission to file for divorce in Queens, and you can even get divorced if your spouse strenuously objects.
In New York, no one can force to stay married when you no longer wish to be, and while your spouse may initially threaten to make your divorce long and complicated, the vast majority of divorces are settled out of court.
Typically, when an angry spouse finally accepts the reality of what’s happening, they are willing to work things out with negotiation rather than litigation.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we help clients get the things they need in a divorce settlement, which may include child custody or possession of valuable assets, or may simply be to obtain a divorce as smoothly as possible and walk away cleanly to pursue their own life.
Our experienced Queens divorce attorneys work closely with you to identify your goals and then make them happen.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 to speak to an experienced Queens divorce lawyer for free.