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...]

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...]

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...]

Divorce papers are also referred to as a summons, summons with notice, or a complaint. Depending on the method you received the above-mentioned documents, you may only have 20 days to file an answer with the Court to avoid a default under New York Law. The 1st thing you should do is contact an experienced [read more...]

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Whenever people get divorced, it is an emotional and stressful period in their lives. It will likely be one of the lowest points of their lives emotionally. A long and heated court battle over property division can make matters even worse. Although there are exceptions, under New York law each spouse is typically entitled to [read more...]

Our approach to Divorce and Matrimonial Law is straightforward and transparent. We carefully obtain all the necessary information so that our clients can make their own decisions on what is fair or appropriate for their specific matter. Then, we create a global settlement offer. For information on the necessary topics in a settlement agreement, please [read more...]

There are several grounds or legal reasons to get divorced in New York (as we have previously discussed HERE) and one of them is Adultery. What is Adultery? Adultery is defined in NY as a voluntary sexual act between the spouse and someone other than the spouse. What type of proof is required to prove adultery? [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...]

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