Family Law

High Cost of Litigating Your Divorce: 4 Attorneys & The Sale of a Marital Home . . . Why Can’t They Just Figure it Out?

Family Law

While I was in Kings County Court this week waiting for a case to be heard, I observed a well-dressed and seemingly well-to-do divorcing couple “duel” it out in Court.  Two lawyers accompanied each spouse and judging by their perfectly tailored, and of course monogrammed suits, appeared to be some pretty high-priced New York attorneys.  I’m thinking…

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Do I need an attorney for any other reason if I decide to file by myself?

Family Law

No, not necessarily. However, it may be beneficial for you to hire a Limited-Scope Attorney. The main purpose would be to discuss the legal ramifications of divorce. Filing for divorce, either contested or uncontested, affects an individuals rights to marital assets and debts including the marital home and retirement benefits, child-custody, child-support, spousal-support, and tax…

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How do I file for an uncontested divorce in New York?

Family Law

There are two ways to file for an uncontested divorce. You may elect to hire an attorney to prepare and file your paperwork. If you do not wish to hire an attorney to both prepare and file your paperwork, you may elect to do the filing yourself. The New York State Court website offers a…

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What is an uncontested divorce?

Family Law

A divorce is considered uncontested where the parties have resolved all issues relating to the divorce such as grounds for divorce, distribution of marital assets and debt, child-custody, child-support, and spousal-support.

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What is a contested divorce?

Family Law

A divorce is considered contested where spouses have been unable to successfully negotiate all legal issues relating to their divorce such as grounds for divorce, distribution of marital assets and debt, child-custody, child-support, and spousal-support.

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