New York Online Divorce

If you and your spouse agree on the terms of your divorce and want to save time and money, online divorce may be the best option.

Woman connecting cellphone and laptop computerOnline divorce enables couples to dissolve their marriage without attorneys, while controlling the process to save time, money, and keep post-divorce relationships intact. This method of divorce is cheaper and faster than traditional divorce because couples negotiate the terms of their dissolution without the need for lawyers or a judge to intervene. 

Developed by celebrity attorney Laura A. Wasser, It's Over Easy enables couples to get divorced from the comfort of home using a simple, guided online divorce process.

 

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Is Online Divorce Legitimate?

YES, online divorce is just as effective as traditional divorce.  The main differences are that everything is done via the internet and attorneys and judges are not involved in negotiating the marital settlement.

 

How Long Does Online Divorce Take?

Depending on your location and time needed to provide required information, most online divorces take between 8 - 12 months to complete. 

In some cases the process may take longer, depending on how efficiently spouses are able to work with each other, or if the court requires any modification to the settlement agreement.

 

How Does Online Divorce Work?

Our simple  process gathers information to generate county-specific family law forms and assist couples in negotiating their settlement agreement, otherwise known as “the deal”. 

Our team of divorce coaches are available at every step to assist until your settlement agreement is ready to be submitted.

Step 1: Complete your online divorce interview and provide information about your marriage, community property, income, expenses, child custody and co-parenting, if applicable.

Step 2: Invite your spouse to the account to review information, make adjustments as needed and finalize the deal. Uncontested divorce requires both spouses cooperate in order for the  divorce package to be accepted by a family law judge.

Step 3: After you and your spouse have completed the profile, your forms will be ready to generate, review and sign. Our processing department will coordinate delivering the forms to you and your spouse for approval and signature.

Step 4: Once your forms are approved and signed by you and your spouse, we will deliver them to court using a professional court delivery service.

We guarantee that your forms will be accepted by the county clerk, and our processing team will make any necessary adjustments to ensure the forms are approved. Getting your forms accepted by the county clerk does not issue the divorce decree, but is an important step to finalizing the process.

Step 5: After the county clerk approves and “conforms” the divorce package, a family law judge reviews your marital agreement in order to issue the final divorce decree. 

If for some reason the judge requires amendments to the settlement, we will work with you to make modifications and re-submit the package at no additional charge. 

 

How Is It's Over Easy Different From Cheap Online Divorce Services?

When considering online divorce, beware of the $139 - $299 services that provide forms and not much else.  These "form fillers" claim to offer cheap & fast divorce, but do not provide the full scope of services needed to get your divorce finalized.

Online divorce with It’s Over Easy is different in these key ways:


Our forms are accurate and up-to-date

Cheap online divorce services often use outdated forms with incomplete  or incorrect information. These forms will get rejected by the county clerk and delay the divorce proceeding by weeks or even months.

It’s Over Easy divorce forms follow state guidelines to ensure they are generated correctly.


State mandated court fees are included in our pricing

States like California and New York require court filing fees paid directly to the county clerk. These fees range anywhere from $200 - $800 depending on the state. Cheap online divorce companies do not include these fees in their pricing, leaving couples surprised by unexpected charges.

It’s Over Easy’s premium plan includes all required court costs so that couples pay just one flat fee.


We use a professional attorney service to file your forms with the court

Divorce forms need to be filed at the county court in order to be reviewed by the family law judge. Cheap online divorce services either mail forms to court using USPS, or do not deliver them at all. Filing forms in this way results in errors, delays and lost documents.

It’s Over Easy files all forms in person to ensure they are accepted by the county clerk.  This enables us to notify clients within a few hours when their package is successfully conformed by the court.


It's Over Easy handles everything so that you never need to leave your house. Get started with your free trial today. No credit card or long term commitment needed.

 

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It's Over Easy Features & Benefits

Our premium, full-service divorce package includes:

  • California court fees
  • Court filing by personal courier, ensuring your paperwork is properly accepted by the county clerk
  • Negotiation tools to create a marital settlement agreement that works for you and your spouse
  • Spouse Service
  • Co-parenting, custody & calendar scheduling tools
  • Form generating software
  • Support calculators
  • Premium email and phone support
  • Add-On Services such as QDRO Tools for Retirement Accounts and Comprehensive Name Change

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It's Over Easy New York Online Uncontested Divorce

Services What You Get Cost
AttorneysHigh conflict done-for-you service$15,000 +
It's Over EasyGuided online experience, spousal negotiation tools, premium phone & email support$1,500
Online CompetitorsDo-it-yourself divorce form filler services~$150
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How Divorce Works In New York

Prior to 2010, New York was an "at-fault" divorce state, meaning that the reason for divorce had to be the result of a wrongdoing committed by one spouse.  Uncontested divorce was not legally permissible, and one spouse was required to prove grounds for divorce based on an actions such as adultery, abandonment or cruel and inhuman treatment. 

These grounds had to be proved in court, which was a costly and lengthy legal process that often had damaging emotional and psychological consequences. As a result, the divorce process in New York was expensive, contentious and time consuming.

Fortunately, in 2010 the "at-fault" divorce requirement was removed, and "no-fault" uncontested divorce became permitted in the state. This allows couples to file for an uncontested divorce without needing to prove one spouse's responsibility for the dissolution of the marriage.

Another benefit of this change is that the divorce process became cheaper, faster and amicable for spouses that agree to their marital settlement. It makes online divorce a realistic, even desirable, option. New York still retains elements of "at-fault" divorce law, and the Plaintiff is required to state their reasons for divorce, which can include grounds other than "irreconcilable differences".

New York is an Equitable Distribution State

Equitable distribution laws require that a couple's assets are "fairly" divided, based on the couple's unique circumstance. The court decides what the equitable distribution should be based on a variety of factors including, length of the marriage, whether or not one person has missed employment opportunities because of the marriage, and the income earning capabilities of each person.

New York Residency Requirements

There are several options for meeting divorce eligibility requirements in New York. A couple can file for divorce if:

    • Either party has lived in the state continuously for at least two years, or

    • Either party has lived in New York continuously for at least one year and got married in New York State, or

    • The party still lives in New York as a married couple, or

    • The grounds for your divorce happened in New York State, for couples filing an "at fault" divorce.

New York Divorce Procedures

  • No "Cooling Off" requirement: There is no formal waiting period for a divorce decree to be issued after the required family law forms and marital settlement are submitted to family law court.
  • Court filing process: New York family law courts oversees child and spousal support. The New York Supreme Court issues the final divorce decree in all cases.
  • Court appearance: Couples that agree to a "no-fault" uncontested divorce can negotiate their marital settlement agreement are not required to appear in family law court.
  • Electronic filing: New York State Courts have an electronic filing system called NYSCEF. In some instances, the plaintiff can file divorce forms online. This option is available based on the approved e-filing County List.

New York Child Support

New York court calculates child support using a specific guideline formula. The court multiplies the parent's combined income by a percentage: 17% for one child, 25% for two children, 29% for three children, 31% for four children, and 35% for five or more children. The resulting amount is divided by each parent’s income to determine the monthly child support payment. The judge will typically review the calculation to determine if the support amount is fair based on guideline factors, which include the financial resources of each parent, the health of the child, and the standard of living that the child is accustomed to before the divorce. Child support is payable to a child/children until the age of 21.

New York Alimony

New York utilizes a specific formula to calculate the guideline spousal support payment should be. This formula applies fixed calculations to income of up to $192,000 – income that exceeds that amount will be assessed in accordance with the court’s discretion. Section 412 of the Family Court Act lists fourteen factors for the judge to consider when determining the final guideline amount. In general, the length of your marriage determines how long maintenance will continue. However, if you are opting for guideline maintenance (as opposed to your own personalized settlement agreement), spousal support must terminate upon the death of either party, or the beneficiary’s remarriage.

New York Filing Fees

New York court filing fees are approximately $335, which generates the case index number.

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New York Divorce & Coronavirus

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, New York Family Courts have moved all proceedings to telephone and/or video conferencing. New York Supreme Courts are currently open subject to sanitation and social distancing guidelines, but since divorcing couples only need to interact with the Supreme Court in order to obtain a final decree, e-filing is the best solution. Check http://www.nycourts.gov/ or call (833) 503-0447 for more Covid-19 updates and information. Because the courts initially faced a wider shutdown, you may experience some delay. If you opt for an online divorce with It’s Over Easy, then your case will most likely be unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic.