An Annulment is matrimonial action to declare a marriage null and void. There are 2 categories of annulments: 1) The marriage is void at the time it occurs: a) For example: a father-daughter, mother-son or uncle- niece marriage. b) Someone already married getting married again. 2) The marriage is voidable due to specific reasons: Some [read more...]

We always offer free consultations to help people navigate through the complex divorce process and local procedures. During your free consultation, at a minimum, we will discuss the following topics below and how they may apply to your situation. The topics that must be resolved before a Court can Order a divorce are: Grounds: Also [read more...]

Separation Agreement: Under New York law, a married couple can become legally separated if they have both signed a written agreement. A separation agreement typically includes the following topics: child custody, child support, visitation (parenting time), spousal support, language or provisions relating to future assets or debt and plan for living arrangements (such as who lives [read more...]

What does divorce mean? Divorce is the final, legal ending of a marriage by court order. What legal reasons do I need to get divorced in New York? You must have grounds or legally acceptable reasons to get divorced in New York. Some acceptable grounds in New York include: a) Cruel and Inhuman treatment b) [read more...]

The Court will take your gross income and subtract Medicare and Social Security taxes. These are commonly known as “FICA” taxes. The Court does not subtract Federal or New York State income tax. Depending on the number of your children, the Court will follow these guidelines in determining your child support obligation. Please click on [read more...]

In an uncontested divorce, my office usually prepares the necessary divorce documents in about 2 business days. Next, the divorce documents are submitted to the appropriate court. The final divorce can take a few weeks to be ordered by a judge. Sometimes it can take a little longer (4-8 weeks) if the court has a [read more...]

What does equitable distribution mean? Under New York Law, marital property is divided between the husband and wife. This is known as equitable distribution. However, separate (non-marital) property is not divided. What is marital property? All property acquired during the marriage is considered marital property. Please note this typically includes pensions, retirement accounts, real property [read more...]

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...]

What is Custody? Custody is the parental responsibility of a child. There are two types of Custody: Legal Custody: The right and responsibility to make decisions for a child. Physical Custody: The living location for a child. What is Visitation? Parenting time between a child and a parent. Typically, the parent who does not have [read more...]

The top 10 reasons we are one of the best divorce lawyers in Syracuse: Track record of successful outcomes (before and after trials.)* Affordable and knowledgeable representation. State of the art computer systems to rapidly respond to a variety of legal situations. Numerous positive client testimonials. Click HERE to read some of them.* Easy to [read more...]

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