In New York, one of the topics frequently in a divorce matter is equitable distribution. This is also known as a division of marital property. We have previously discussed this HERE. One type of marital property is a spouse’s retirement or pension that was earned during the marriage. The issue is that most retirement or [read more...]

A few years ago, the New York Legislature adopted the newest legal ground to get divorced, commonly called a no fault divorce. It is also known as the irretrievable breakdown in relationship Domestic Relations Law ยง170 (7). To get a divorce on this ground, the marital relationship must have broken down irretrievably (so that it [read more...]

Your divorce will be considered uncontested if both you and your spouse want to get a divorce and agree about what will happen with your children, your finances and your property after the divorce. If your divorce is uncontested, and you and your spouse have reached an agreement on all financial and parenting issues, make [read more...]

Under New York law, a married couple can enter into a written settlement agreement that will essentially determine all relevant issues in a divorce and therefore the court will not have to decide for the parties certain issues. The required issues to address include: Legal Grounds- Click HERE for more information. Child Custody and Visitation [read more...]

This paperwork is also referred to as a summons, support violation or a child support violation. Depending on the court date, you may only have a limited amount of time to prepare a response and/or find a Syracuse Family Law Lawyer to protect your interests and to possibly avoid jail time. The 1st thing you [read more...]

What is the difference between a legal separation and a divorce in NY? Which one should they choose? In general, the differences between the two are as follows: 1. Legal Separation: is typically only a signed separation agreement between the spouses. There is no requirement that a court is actually involved. It is recommended that [read more...]

Every divorce is different but there are some things that tend to be common. There may be extra conflict and stress in divorces with children. Try to keep the stress as low as possible for your children and for yourself. There may be no quick fixes or easy answers along the way and depending on [read more...]

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