can anyone just prepare divorce documents and serve via courier without formally registering complaint in a court?
No. An index number must be purchased prior to the other person being served with documents.See question
Divorce/Custody: I don't have money for an attorney. Can I authorize a friend to advocate for me in court - give power of attorney?
Unless they are an attorney currently, then no. Check out the Brooklyn Bar, or the Volunteer Lawyer's Project. http://brooklynvlp.org/programs.See question
Can someone tell me more about how CPS conducts their investigation. Are they independent from DCFS. I have heard that it is better not to contact you to follow up.
I'm sure the time frame will vary on a case by case basis.See question
Hello i just turned 17 and i want to run away because i dont like living at home. I have a job. I make like 1000 every month, so I would have enough money for a 500 dollar apartment and 500 dollars for fees and food. Can I run away and get Emancip...
Do not run away. You will not be able to support yourself on $1000 a month, and I doubt a landlord would rent to you since you are only 17.
If you can, stay with your parents until you turn 18. Save every penny you make, and move out in a year. If there is abuse in the home, contact the police.
Running away is not a smart idea.See question
I my relative is responsible for the abuse but she lives in another city.
your family member needs to hire an attorney, and should stay away from the child.See question
I don't live with my spouse anymore and want to start the paperwork so he understands that this is my final decision. I moved out of the house we were living in since October of 2014
You do not need an attorney, however, you should highly consider retaining one if one (or more) of the following are correct:
1. You have children with your spouse
2. You and your spouse own property or have other marital assets
3. The divorce has a chance at becoming contested
4. You are not an experienced in dealing with the courts
An uncontested divorce with no assets is simple, but it is still possible to mess up the paperwork, filing, or process serving. A huge weight will be lifted off of your shoulders if you hire an experienced divorce attorney who can help you proceed forward.See question
I have a compliance conference scheduled for September 8th, in reference to a uncontested divorce filing. What is to happen in that conference? Is that the date the divorce will be final?
No. Even if both parties were to settle all issues on or before September 8th, you will still be a few months away from having a finalized divorce.See question
My husband and I moved to GA earlier this year from London. We are now separated. My husband is very mean and keeps threatening to take our child and moved back to London to keep her away from me. How can I stop him from being able to take her and...
Retain an attorney immediately and file a petition for custody.See question
I am the custodial parent and his mother is required to pay child support. My son is spending time with his mother and he called to say that he wants to go and live with his Mother. He is 14 and will be 15 Aug 3. If he goes to live with her can sh...
Before she can ask for child support, she must successfully file and "win" a petition to modify custody. This won't necessarily be easy, but it is doable.See question