That depends entirely on you and your spouse. In an uncontested divorce, the judge will likely make no decisions beyond granting your Judgment of Divorce.
In an acrimonious contested matter, the judge may decide the majority of issues, including allocation of property and debt, child custody, and disposition of assets.
In general, couples who are willing to work together to sort out the final details of their marriage seem to come through the process happier and better able to move on.
For many couples in Queens though, it’s simply impossible to get a spouse to provide reasonable negotiating positions, and they have no choice but to seek help from a judge.
Call the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation with attorneys who will protect your rights and fight for your interests in a Queens divorce.