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  • Married in another country. Can I get divorced in US without the original marriage certificate?

    I got married 20 years ago in Ukraine. Now, I live in US for the past 16 years (together with my husband). Recently noticed that our marriage certificate is missing. Sent request for it to the Ukrainian City Hall, without any luck. I am thinking o...

    Richard’s Answer

    Certainly. A marriage certificate is not required to obtain a divorce in NY. The divorce process, however, can be somewhat confusing and I suggest you reach out to a local attorney to assist you,

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    Law Offices of Richard Batelman
    (718) 336- 1456

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  • My husband asked me for a divorce out of the blue. Have not been fighting nor arguing. What can I expect? Married16 years

    We own a home, trailer homes, boat, car and truck in Florida and one home in Puerto Rico and a time share.

    Richard’s Answer

    The first thing you should do is consult with a local attorney. This will ensure that you're well informed and not waving your rights to your equitable share of marital assets. Do not delay, the sooner you get advice, the better suited you will be.

    Best,
    Richard Batelman, Esq.
    (718)336-1456

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  • I want to get an uncontested divorce from my husband. I have only a cell number. How can I find him to get a divorce.

    I have a minor child. My husband is an immigrant who may be out of status as his Green Card expired and was lost. He has called us from a cell phone. I know he is in Minneapolis, MN.

    Richard’s Answer

    I suggest contacting him to obtain his address amicably. If this is not possible, however, I suggest reaching out to a local attorney to discuss service via alternative means.

    Best,
    Richard Batelman, Esq.
    (718)336 - 1456

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  • If my wife threaten to try and keep my kid from me

    And she claims she is gonna say she is a dv victim but its not true do i stand a chance of fighting it in family court and if i file for divorce do i have a chance or do they just agree with the woman

    Richard’s Answer

    I strongly urge you to seek the advice of an attorney...do not allow your wife to use her "strategic" and well choreographed maneuvers and threats. Your best defense is being well prepared!

    Best,
    Richard Batelman, Esq.
    (718)336- 1456

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  • My husband and I want to divorce. Will property division be the same as any divorce even though we have never lived together?

    My husband and I have separate legal residences in New York City, having never lived together. We have one joint asset, a second home where one portion of it is rented for income. I hope to buy out the second home with a new co-owner (my husband d...

    Richard’s Answer

    It sounds as though you may be able to proceed uncontestes. That said, however, you need to be apprised of NY Law as it relates to property distribution during divorce. I strongly urge you to seek the advice of a local matrimonial attorney to discuss your options and specifics of your case. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

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    Richard Batelman, Esq.
    (718) 336- 1456

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  • I want to get the divorce - gay marriage

    i'm a man from barcelona and i'm married with another man. we got married 5 year ago in barcelona and now we want to get the divorce because things are not going well anymore. we are both currently working in the united states. is there any way we...

    Richard’s Answer

    The answer to your question depends on whether you satisfy the residency requirments for NY State. How long have you been living in NY, etc.? I suggest consulting a local attorney to discuss your options.

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    Richard Batelman, Esq.
    (718) 336- 1456

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  • I want a divorce or annulment - which would be best ? If I move out before filing will it be a problem? Do I file in NY or NV?

    I got married on November 25, 2012, in Las Vegas. I reside with my husband in NY, NY. He recently told me he just married me because we were good friends, and he wants his green card. He does not treat me with respect, is not working, and is costi...

    Richard’s Answer

    You should consult a local attorney who can get additional details and provide you with legal advise. Both annulments and divorced have thier pros and cons and deciding which is best, requires a fact specific inquiry.

    Best,
    Richard Batelman, Esq.
    (718)336 - 1456

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  • 16 years of separation my husband files for divorce. He says I must sign and there isn't anything to agree on. Is he right?

    From New York, He has full custody of my 19 year old daughter, I owe him approx 6 years ( 30k )in child support. He's a truck driver for a Local Union and lives in Westchester NY, I live in Brooklyn and am currently displaced and unemployed for ov...

    Richard’s Answer

    I urge you not to sign anything until you consult a divorce attorney. You may be entitled to division of marital assets including your husbands pension. He cannot force you to sign. Please contact a local attorney ASAP to discuss your options.

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  • We live separately for 4 years. No assets,no property,no child support. I'd like to go thru uncontested divorse.

    My wife does not cooperate. Can i stop family medical insurance removing my wife and daughter from plan. My daughter is 22 living in another state.

    Richard’s Answer

    An uncontested divorce is always a possibility. You indicate your wife is not cooperating and this may cause some problems, as the parties cooperation is required. I suggest consulting a local attorney to discuss your options.

    Richard Batelman, Esq.
    (718) 336-1456

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  • Ive been married for about 6month my wife has completeley changed from day one she suddenly doesent want to go to school no more

    and wants to stay home and i cant deal with that. weve been married for 6months she moved back with here family what is the easiest way to part and how much will it cost me i want it where we go our seperate ways and that she doesent take anything...

    Richard’s Answer

    An uncontested divorce is probably your best route. It depends, however, on whether you and your wife can agree upon the terms. I suggest speaking to a local attorney regarding your options. Please let me know if i can be of further assistance.

    Best,
    Law Offices of Richard Batelman
    Richard Batelman, Esq.
    (718) 336- 1456

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