My lawyer recently went into practice on her own, away from the big firm she used to work for,. Although we had a retainer agreement that states rates, she has assured me that her fees will be recovered by way of final settlement in the case, and ...
Your friend is correct. They are not permitted.See question
Informed with both parties consent can release obligation of divorce settlement by downloading release form on line bypassing legal fees
It would be worth your while to have a lawyer review the reconciliation/modification provisions in the written Stipulation. Most Stipulations state that a the terms of the Stipulation can only be vititated/and or modified by a writing signed by both parties with the same formality (notary) that you would use to record a deed. Otherwise, you can live together and ignore the Stipulation, but if one party changes their mind and wants a divorce, the Stipulation may still be valid. My firm recently litigated this issue and the Stipulation was upheld.See question
If settlement happens in a contested divorce between RJI and the Compliance Conference, do we need to go to court for Compliance Conference? Can the lawyer call the court by phone, and notify that a settlement has happened?
You will not need to attend the compliance conference. In Nassau and Suffolk Counties, you need not make any further Court appearances. In Queens, you are required to appear for an inquest in order to obtain an uncontested divorce.See question
We are set for a settlement conference, after reviewing forensic report. Opposing counsel is claiming that the recommendations of Forensic psychologist were premised on incorrect assumptions.
There is a chance, particularly if the recommendation in the forensic report is not sound. More and more these days the forensic examiners do not make recommendations. There are many who feel that is only for the Court to decide after hearing all of the evidence.See question
together with our 5 yr old son. while my wife and I worked my mother and mother in law took care of him. he is very close to my mother. my wife hates my mother. I have taken my son to my mothers for dinner at her house a few times and she has also...
If you filed for divorce, I assume you already have an attorney. If not, you should get one. If you do have an attorney, you should seek his or her counsel. If not, you should look for a new one. A lawyer cannot give you advice online in this forum. You need to schedule a consultation to obtain legal advice.See question
is this considered inheritance money?
No, but make sure you keep it in an account in your own name. Do not put any part of the money in a joint account, or it will be compromised.See question
not much more
That is not correct. Divorce documents need to be prepared, served, approved by the clerk, and signed by a judge. It is not automatic.See question
My husband moved out 4 months ago. He filed for a divorce and I received the divorce papers 2 months after he moved out. Is this legal? Now,he said he will give me a legal separation so I can keep my health insurance.
signifigant other into the home can now charg them rent need help
You need to check the terms of your agreement. Most require the house to be sold if a significant other moves in.See question
The husband has physically abused the wife in the past, and continues to emotionally and verbally abuse her. The husband kicked her out this weekend because he suspected she was having an affair because she was talking to and texting a male co-wo...
Spousal abuse absolutely has a bearing on custody. The Wife needs to obtain advice from a lawyer; not a hotline.See question