Uncontested Divorce Lawyers/Attorneys

Uncontested Divorce Family Lawyers Attorneys Albany Capital Region NY

Many people believe that because they have come to a verbal agreement with their spouse their divorce is uncontested. Unfortunately, it is not that simple. For a divorce to be uncontested all issues ancillary to your divorce, including the grounds for your divorce, distribution of your assets, custody, child support, maintenance and fees must be resolved.   For these issues to be resolved you must enter into a written agreement, commonly referred to as a separation agreement.

If you do not have a signed agreement but have assets and/or children the first step is to negotiate the terms of a separation agreement.  This can still be done amicably and in a cost-effective manner without the need of involving the Court, provided you and your spouse remain cooperative and reasonable.

Once you have a signed agreement or if you have no assets, no children and support is not an issue, then you are able to proceed with an uncontested divorce.  When you file an uncontested divorce you do not need to appear in Court.  Rather, there is a set of required papers that need to be completed and submitted to the Court.  Upon receipt, the Judge will review the papers and will usually grants the divorce within 60 days, as long as everything is order.

While on its surface, an uncontested divorce may seem simple to handle on your own, it is important to remember this process is still a serious legal issue. If a mistake is made it can draw out the entire process or it can be personally and financially costly. For this reason, it is in your best interest to work with a lawyer. The Law Offices of Rhoades Cunningham & McFadden PLLC will help guide you through each and every aspect of your uncontested divorce.

We have the expertise and experience to prepare all the necessary paperwork, and to ensure it is filed properly and in a timely manner.

Several Testimonials From Our Clients…

“Karen Rhoades is an exceptional divorce attorney and I would highly recommend her services to anyone in need of them. She and her team were incredibly professional and they did a great job of explaining and facilitating the process. Karen meets you wherever you are to explain your options and present you with ideas based upon her knowledge and experience. My divorce was more amicable than many and Karen did a terrific job respecting the mediation process I was using. Divorce is never easy, but Karen takes what can be a complicated process and creates a streamlined one. Karen and her co-workers are easy to talk with and are always looking out for your best interest.”

Susan B., Clifton Park NY

“Regarding attorney John McFadden:  Exceptional lawyer, was able to successfully get me out of some trouble I never imagined could have happened. Highly recommended!”


“I had a complicated and emotional legal matter with my ex.  John [McFadden] was there every step of the way fighting for my rights.  I am glad I had John on my side.”

M.M., Latham NY

“I felt my divorce would go on forever before I hired Attorney Rhoades. She was incredibly professional, returned my calls and emails promptly and always explained my case and my options to me in detail. In the long run I was able to get everything I was asking for and more! Karen was always prepared, was a strong advocate and always spoke with knowledge about my case. Thank you so much Karen for the great job you did!! You’re professionalism, courteous attitude and willingness to fight for my rights should not go unnoticed!!”

K. F., Saratoga Springs NY

“Professional, focused, knowledgeable and trustworthy”

Repeat Client

“After calling several attorneys in the area for advice, I found Mr. McFadden and received a free consultation and his fee was very reasonable. he is very knowledgeable on the laws and rights of people charged with drug offenses.”


“Dan Cunningham my divorce two years ago.  He did a great job and I refer him to all my friends.  This firm is the best!”

L.C., East Greenbush NY

“My experience with Karen [Rhoades] was exceptional. I was going through a pretty tough time in my life when I contacted her office and her knowledge and experience in the law was like a breath of fresh air during this rough time. I would recommend her to anyone with a legal problem.”

Sandra, Albany NY

“I can’t say enough about this firm.  They were thoroughly professional, knowledgeable and lead me through a tough divorce.  Highly recommended.”