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  • Res Judicata and divorce

    Asked by a user in New York, NY - almost 3 years ago.

    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...

    3 lawyers agreed with this answer

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

    Asked by a user in New York, NY - about 3 years ago.

    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...

    3 lawyers agreed with this answer

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

    Asked by a user in Bronx, NY - about 3 years ago.

    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...

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer

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

    Asked by a user in New York, NY - almost 3 years ago.

    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...

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  • Can I get back my life insurance policy in a divorce?

    Asked by a user in New York, NY - about 1 month ago.

    If there is a cash value to to policy, then the marital share of that value (the amount gained during your marriage and up until the date the complaint was filed) is subject to distribution. The...

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer

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

    Asked by a user in New York, NY - about 1 year ago.

    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...

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • Legal separation and marriage definition

    Asked by a user in New York, NY - over 1 year ago.

    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...

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  • How to purchase an index number whilst abroad.

    Asked by a user in New York, NY - about 1 year ago.

    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...

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

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

    Asked by a user in New York, NY - about 1 year ago.

    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...

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

    Asked by a user in New York, NY - over 1 year ago.

    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....

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