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A divorce is a legal action taken to end a marriage. It can be done through litigation or by using a Marital Settlement Agreement. All divorce actions must proceed through the courts, whether consensual or not. The difference is, a consensual divorce can save you substantial legal fees and time.
No Fault Divorce can be justified by an “irretrievable breakdown” of a marriage that has lasted more than 6 months. One spouse must state under oath that the marriage has broken down for a period of at least 6 months.
Another ground for no-fault divorce in New York is if the couple has lived apart for at least a year under a separation agreement or a court ordered legal separation.
There are several grounds for a fault divorce in New York State;
When one spouse physically or mentally abuses the other. An example of this could be domestic violence.
If one spouse goes to prison for 3 or more years, the other spouse can file for a divorce.
When one spouse has sexual relations outside of the marriage without the consent of the other spouse. This must have occurred within 5 years of the divorce filing.
Uncontested Divorce is when both parties agree to the terms of the divorce, and it can proceed without going to trial. It is the least costly way to get a divorce, and will help avoid the stress of a lengthy court case.
Contested Divorce is when a couple can not agree on the terms of the divorce and decide to take the matter to court. If there are children under 18 years old involved this can be a long, drawn-out battle. Issues of child custody, visitation, alimony, and child support are some of the most common issues couples opt to go to court to resolve.
If an agreement can not be reached pursuant to the filing of the divorce, a judge can order a trial at which the parties and witnesses may be called to testify.
It is best to consult with skilled Queens divorce lawyers Solomos and Storms to learn all your options before moving ahead with a divorce.
Solomos and Storms will fight diligently to attain your rights and to make sure you are treated fairly.
An uncontested divorce in Queens, NY. can start anywhere from $1,500 and up, depending. This does not include court costs.
A contested divorce can start off with a retainer of $3,750 and up. An average divorce, without major assets and no children can max out at a cost of $6,500, depending on which divorce attorney you hire.
*Pleaser keep in mind that these costs are all speculative and may vary, depending on the circumstances.
A separation agreement will cost somewhere in the vicinity of $2500, not including filing fees and court costs. A small estate with a pre-nuptial agreement would probably cost about $3,000.
A Family Court Petition can start at $3500.
A divorce is the judicial dissolution of a marriage- it requires a court order from a judge in order to be finalized.
A separation agreement is a contractual dissolution does not need to be signed off on by the court. It is not a divorce, but it is a legal step which often leads to a divorce.
A contested divorce is when both parties disagree on matters concerning the marriage such as the division of assets and childB custody matters.
A contested divorce is fought out in court, often leading to increased legal fees and longer resolution times.
No, a divorce trial is held in front of a judge. This is referred to as a bench trial, where the judge, not a jury, decides on the outcomes of various aspects of the divorce.
People often wonder who pays child support when you get divorced. A lot of people assume that the father automatically pays child support. This is not so. A mother may be required to pay child support, depending on certain circumstances.
The NYS Legislature has enacted a formula which judges use as a guideline to calculate which parent pays how much child support. A Family Court Judge may also use their own discretion to decide the amount and which parent pays.
Some of the factors the court may use to determine who pays how much are which parent has custody of the child, which parent makes more money, and living expenses, to name a few. In the end, the court will decide the financial responsibilities of each parent when it comes to paying child support in Queens.
Yes, the court can order who is sometimes referred to as “the moneyed spouse” to pay the other spouse’s legal fees. This might happen in the case of a doctor’s husband or wife who is not employed. The doctor may be ordered to pay for their spouse’s lawyer! In a high asset divorce, you need the best Queens divorce lawyers that money can buy: Solomos and Storms.
Yes, NYS Laws govern the counties.
If you are getting divorced in Queens, NY., you will be required to appear in Queens Supreme Court at some point. Queens Supreme Court is located at 88-11 Sutphin Blvd, Queens, NY 11435.
Phone number for Queens Supreme Court is (718) 298-1000
Jamaica 88-11 Sutphin Blvd Jamaica, NY 11435 Phone: 718-298-1000 Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday, closed on holidays ADA accessibility: Entrance ramp located at rear of building (148th St.). Contact the court for specific accommodations. Security: Visitors must pass through a magnetometer prior to entering the court. Parking: Metered parking on the surrounding streets. Private parking lots are across from courthouse. Directions: Courthouse is located on Sutphin Blvd. between 88th & 89th Aves., approximately 1/4 mile east of Van Wyck Expressway/ Hillside Ave. intersection. Take Hillside Ave. or Jamaica Ave. to Sutphin Blvd. Public Transportation By Train - The "F" train stops at Sutphin Boulevard. The Courthouse is located one block South on Sutphin Boulevard. The "E", "J", and "Z" trains stop at Sutphin Blvd./Archer Ave. The Courthouse is located three blocks North on Sutphin Boulevard. The Jamaica courthouse is within 3 blocks of the Jamaica L.I.R.R. station. By Bus - The Q40, Q43, Q44, and Q60 bus lines stop near the Courthouse. For further information, contact the NYCTA. Long Island City 25-10 Court Square Long Island City NY 11101 Phone: 718-298-1000 Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday, closed on holidays ADA accessibility: Entrance ramp located at front of building. Contact the court for specific accommodations. Security: Visitors must pass through a magnetometer prior to entering the court. Parking: There is a public parking lot in the back of the courthouse. Directions: The courthouse is located at Jackson Ave. and Thompson St. in Long Island City, across from the Citibank building. From Manhattan, take the first exit out of the Midtown tunnel, keep right and follow the circle to 21st St., turn right on Jackson Ave, courthouse is 1/2 mile ahead on the right. From the east, take Queens Blvd. to Thompson St., courthouse will be on the left or take the L.I.E. to the Van Dam St. exit, turn right on Van Dam St., then left on Thompson St. Public Transportation By Train - The "V" and "E" trains stop at "23rd St./Ely Ave., the "G" train stops at Court Square and the "7" train stops at Court House Square. The Courthouse is located across Jackson Ave. from the Citibank tower. By Bus - The Q19A, Q39, Q67, and B61 bus lines stop near the Courthouse. For further information, contact the NYCTA.
No, there are times your lawyer can go to court without you. It is best if you attend as many court dates as possible to keep abreast of the goings on in your case, and to assist in it as well. No one knows your circumstances better than you do – you have lived through them. You divorce lawyer welcomes your insights and input into the case.
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