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...]

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...]

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...]

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 §170 (7). To get a divorce on this ground, the marital relationship must have broken down irretrievably (so that it [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...]

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...]

Syracuse Divorce Lawyer assisting Doctors, Nurses and Hospital Staff

As an experienced Syracuse divorce lawyer helping people in various fields and backgrounds, I frequently assist people with careers as a doctor, medical assistant, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician assistant and physician on their matrimonial matters, divorce, custody, child support and spousal maintenance issues. So, I understand and can easily accommodate erratic, busy schedules by having [read more...]

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Spousal Support is defined as payments to the spouse for financial rehabilitation. The terms spousal maintenance, alimony and spousal support and are all the same thing in New York. During a divorce proceeding, temporary spousal maintenance can be directed by the court. Temporary maintenance is only for a temporary time period prior to the divorce [read more...]

No matter your level of personal and financial success, sorting out all the key issues and legal considerations in your divorce can be overwhelming. In fact, if you have a leadership position or professional practice to maintain, your attorney’s financial knowledge and ability to deal with complex property issues may be especially critical. Certainly you [read more...]

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