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  • Five Tips that Will Help Save Money on Your Divorce

    Divorce is almost always a painful experience. But you can limit the pain to your finances if you remember one basic principle. Your lawyer is working on an hourly basis. That means that to save money you will want to minimize the number of hours the lawyer spends working on your case.

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  • Marriages not Void but Voidable in New York

    Under Domestic Relations Law Section 7A marriage is void from the time its nullity is declared by a court of competent jurisdiction if either party thereto: 1. Is under the age of legal consent, which is eighteen years, provided that such nonage shall no...

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  • Another Type of Void Marriage in New York

    Under Domestic Relations Law Section 6. Void marriages. A marriage is absolutely void if contracted by a person whose husband or wife by a former marriage is living, unless either: 1. Such former marriage has been annulled or has been dissolved for a cause other t...

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  • What are the fines for a void marriage in New York

    Under Domestic Relations Law Section 5 If a marriage prohibited by the foregoing provisions of this section be solemnized it shall be void, and the parties thereto shall each be fined not less than fifty nor more than one hundred dollars and may, in the discretion of...

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  • Is there a waiting period in New York to Get Married?

    Yes. Domestic Relations Law sectio 13b says you have to wait one day after you get your marriage license - and the license expires sixty days after issuance. ? 13-b. Time within which marriage may be solemnized. A marriage shall not be solemnized within twenty-four hours ...

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  • Does a marriage in New York require a special ceremony

    No. Section 12 of the New York Domestic Relations Law says: No particular form or ceremony is required when a marriage is solemnized as herein provided by a clergyman or magistrate, but the parties must solemnly declare in the presence of a clergyman or magistrate and ...

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  • Is a Sickle Cell Anemia test required for a New York Marriage?

    Under some circumstances, yes. New York Domestic Relations Law Section 13-aa: ? 13-aa. Test to determine the presence of sickle cell anemia. 1. On and after the effective date of this act, such test as may be necessary shall be given to each applicant for a marriage licen...

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  • Life Insurance in a New York Marriage

    Domestic Relations Law Section 52 says: ? 52. Insurance of married person's life. The right of a married person to cause the life of his or her spouse or any other person to be insured and to dispose of any interest such married person may have in a policy of ...

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  • Separate Property in New York Divorces

    Domestic Relations Law Section 50 has some very antiquated language, but it is the source of separate property determinations: ? 50. Property of married woman. Property, real or personal, now owned by a married woman, or hereafter owned by a woman at the time of her mar...

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  • A married person can't get married in New York - the marriage is VOID.

    New York's Domestic Relations Law Section Six says: ? 6. Void marriages. A marriage is absolutely void if contracted by a person whose husband or wife by a former marriage is living, unless either: 1. Such former marriage has been annulled or has been dissolve...

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