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Adelola Sheralynn Dow

Staten Island Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. Res Judicata and divorce

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Mary Katherine Brown
    2. Robert B. Pollack
    3. Adelola Sheralynn Dow
    3 lawyer answers

    The prior answer is correct. Res Judicata does not apply to a matter that has not been determined. Speak to a local attorney about your options to contest, but with Irretreivable Breakdown, it is likely that you will agree upon that ground during your Preliminary Conference.

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  2. Can my divorce attorney help me with the tax implications of divorce?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Mary Katherine Brown
    2. Howard A. Schwartz
    3. Anthony Peter Vigna
    4. Adelola Sheralynn Dow
    5. Jeffrey Bruce Gold
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    While your Divorce Lawyer should be able to answer certain basic tax questions as they relate to matrimonial law, unless your attorney is also a licensed accountant, you should always consult an accountant for concrete answers regaridng your particular financial situation.

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  3. I'm filling for an uncontested divorce because I can't afford a lawyer and me and my husband agree on the divorce.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jody N. Gerber
    2. David Alexander Browde
    3. Tzvi Yehuda Hagler
    4. Adelola Sheralynn Dow
    4 lawyer answers

    There are several notary publics who claim to be able to help litigants complete the uncontested divorce paperwork and navigate the divorce process. These people charge "small fees" that are enticing compared to the fees attorneys charge for their services, however, these people are not legally trained and cannot provide you with proper legal advice. If you are unable to afford an attorney at this point, perhaps you can save your earnings to retain one in the not so distant future. If that...

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  4. Foreign spouse not living in the U.S, filing for divorce questions.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Adelola Sheralynn Dow
    2. Robert West
    3. Christopher P Norris
    4. Luis Alberto Guerra
    4 lawyer answers

    You certainly need to speak with an attorney about serving your overseas spouse. You have not stated the country in which she is located, therefore, I cannot advise you as to whether service under the Hague Convention can be made upon her. Please read my short blog entry for more insight into the service issues you may face, and your possible solutions.

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  5. My partners divorce has been going on 2 years, what can he do to speed things up?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. David Alexander Browde
    2. Jeffrey B. Peltz
    3. Michael Evan Greenspan
    4. David Ivan Bliven
    5. Robert J Adams Jr.
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    The real question that needs to be determined is: WHAT is causing the stall? Are there evaluations that are being done, etc? To figure this out, your partner needs to sit down with his attorney and have a "heart-to-heart" wit his lawyer about what is slowing the process down. If he does not have an attorney then that may be part of the problem.

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  6. Legal separation and marriage definition

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. David Zaslavsky
    2. David Ivan Bliven
    3. Mary Katherine Brown
    4. David Alexander Browde
    5. Adelola Sheralynn Dow
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    You are legally married. The separation agreement provides the terms under which you and your souse can live separate and apart from each other. It also makes that physical separation legal as opposed to one that was just negotiated between you and your spouse. The Separation Agreement can form the basis for a divorce once you live separate and apart pursuant to its terms for one or more years. Good luck to you!

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  7. How to purchase an index number whilst abroad.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Howard A. Schwartz
    2. Louis Lawrence Sternberg
    3. David Ivan Bliven
    4. Adelola Sheralynn Dow
    5. Eric Edward Rothstein
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    You should hire a process server in New York City to file the document and have your spouse served. That person will use US currency to purchase the index number and may accept payment from you via Western Union, or some other means. You CANNOT file a divorce electronically within the State of New York.

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  8. Can I use an international address on divorce papers when filing for divorce in NYC?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. David Ivan Bliven
    2. David Alexander Browde
    3. Adelola Sheralynn Dow
    3 lawyer answers

    It appears as though your husband meets the residency requirements of the State of New York. Your address should not be an issue at all. Now, you can file and have him properly served. Do you know of his location/address? If so, then there should not be an issue.

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  9. If I got engaged in Florida but married in NY, which states laws apply to the returning of the engagement ring?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. David Alexander Browde
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. David Ivan Bliven
    4. Adelola Sheralynn Dow
    4 lawyer answers

    The ring is hers. An engagement ring is a gift given in contemplation of a marriage contract. Once you are married, the contract is entered into and the ring becomes your wife's separate property. Now, the wedding band, however, is marital property. If it is worth anything then you can split the value of that ring.

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  10. My home is in foreclosure and my estranged husband purchased another home with our equity. How should i proceed?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Adelola Sheralynn Dow
    2. Robert J Adams Jr.
    2 lawyer answers

    You need to sit down with a matrimonial attorney as soon as possible. Your husband is required to support the children of the marriage until they reach age 21. The home that he purchased is probably marital property and you may have a claim for alimony depending upon the income of your spouse.

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