Michael Colin Barrows’s Guides

Michael Colin Barrows

New York Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. Bronx County QDRO Checklist

    Written by attorney Michael Barrows, almost 2 years ago.

    The following documents, in the exact order listed, must be presented personally or by mail to the Matrimonial Clerks Office, Room 217: $45.00 filing fee - required for each Amended QDRO, DRO or Court Order Acceptable for Processing, otherwise, no filing fee is required. In addit...

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  2. Getting Divorced in New York 101

    Written by attorney Michael Barrows, almost 2 years ago.

    Starting the Divorce A divorce is commenced by filing either a Summons with Notice, or a Summons and Complaint in the county clerk's office. The filing fee iS $210.00, at which time an index number is assigned to the case. The spouse filing the divorce is the plaintiff, and t...

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  3. New York Child Custody FAQ

    Written by attorney Michael Barrows, almost 2 years ago.

    Q. What is custody? A. There are two parts to custody. One is the right and responsibility to make decisions for a child (legal custody). The other is where a child will live (residential or physical custody). Q. How old does a child have to be before a New York court can't m...

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  4. New York Uncontested Matrimonial Checklist

    Written by attorney Michael Barrows, almost 2 years ago.

    Uncontested Matrimonial Checklist Forms listed in bold print must be submitted in every case. All packages must be presented in thefollowing order: Note of Issue with $125.00 fee Request for Judicial Intervention (RJI) - No fee required. RJI Addendum (Form 840M) Notice of Aut...

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  5. New York Divorce FAQ 3

    Written by attorney Michael Barrows, almost 2 years ago.

    What is a divorce? Divorce is the final, legal ending of a marriage by court order. If you have a divorce case in court, you may hear lawyers and court staff call it a matrimonialaction. The person who starts the divorce is called theplaintiff, and the otherspouseis called thedef...

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  6. How to File a Contested Divorce in New York

    Written by attorney Michael Barrows, almost 2 years ago.

    Contested Matrimonial Procedure 1. Obtain an Index Number from the County Clerks Office for a fee of $210.00, and file the Summons with Notice or Summons and Complaint. Obtain a file stamped copy of the Summons with Notice or Summons and Complaint from the County Clerk. 2. A co...

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  7. New York Divorce FAQ 2

    Written by attorney Michael Barrows, almost 2 years ago.

    1) How do I file for divorce and do a I need a lawyer? An action for divorce begins when either the husband or wife purchases an index number at the County Clerks office and files a Summons With Notice or Summons and Verified Complaint. The person who starts the divorce is the p...

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  8. New York Divorce FAQ 1

    Written by attorney Michael Barrows, almost 2 years ago.

    1. How can I correct my divorce papers if there is something wrong with them?You must amend the judgment, which requires you to file an Order to Show Cause with an Affidavit in Support. 2. How do I get a divorce and how much does it cost?If both you and your spouse agree to the...

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  9. Presentar un divorcio no controvertidos en Nueva York

    Written by attorney Michael Barrows, almost 2 years ago.

    CASOS NO CONTROVERTIDOS A.Comienzo de una accin Una citacin y demanda o la citacin con previo aviso, se debe presentar ante el Secretario del Condado (Sala 141B).El cumplimiento con el Artculo 130-1.1 de las Reglas del Administrador General se requiere.Para responder adecuada...

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  10. How to File an Uncontested Divorce in New York

    Written by attorney Michael Barrows, almost 2 years ago.

    FILING AN UNCONTESTED DIVORCE IN NEW YORK A.Commencement of an Action First you must determine if you satisfy the residncy requirements to file for divirce in NewYork. Once residency is established you commence the action by filing a Simmons and complaint or summons with notic...

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