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...]

Parent’s Rights Attorney In many divorce and family law matters involving children, there are numerous issues that can arise. These can include one parent denying visitation, denying contact, or denying overnights. Making matters worse, oftentimes, there are no legitimate legal reasons for doing so. We have years of experience handling these situations. We can help [read more...]

Syracuse Father’s Rights Lawyer Part of our practice includes work helping fathers in divorce, paternity, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, modifications and other areas of family law. We are experienced with providing the additional services below: Helping both custodial and non-custodial fathers Improve parent to parent communication Increase involvement with their children Educate and [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...]

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...]

Syracuse Mother’s Rights Lawyer Part of our practice includes work helping mothers in divorce, paternity establishment, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, modifications and other areas of family law. We are experienced with providing the additional services below: Helping both custodial and non-custodial mothers Improve parent to parent communication Increase involvement with their children Educate [read more...]

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