My ex-wife and I got divorced in July of 2013. My ex-wife is a graduate of NYU but refuses to work by choice. She has not ever held a job and even lied to me about being a doctor. My ex-wife's family is extremely rich and her father has mutual ...
Child support is based on the income of the parties but the assets of one party can be a factor if one party asks the court to deviate from the "presumptive" amount of child support. With that being said, it can be very difficult to win on such a claim.See question
So my boyfriend and father of my children is facing charges of criminal mischief and harassment for an argument we had and I pressed charges...he threw a couple items in our house his phone and a small fire place we had. At the time I was angry be...
You should contact the ADA prosecuting the case and explain that you do not want to pursue the case but please understand that a dismissal is at the DA's discretion.See question
i filed for divorce 8 months ago and have heard nothing from my ex's attorney. What can I do? I fired my attorney 2 months ago because it seemed as though he did nothing to move it forward. I need this DONE! Any ideas? I don't have money to keep p...
If the other side won't voluntarily work towards a settlement then you need to file a Request for Judicial Intervention and a Request for Preliminary Conference. That will assign a judge to the case and have the matter scheduled for a court conference.See question
What paperwork would I have to bring to court to file the petition? Is this better than filing for split custody? I don't want to keep his mother from seeing him all together, but want a significant role in the decision making process in terms of...
Go to your county Family Court and file a petition requesting sole legal custody and sole residential custody. If you prevail, the court will still likely award her visitation / parenting time.See question
Is there a time limit for me to go back? Even if I took all my things.
Assuming that there is no order of protection or order granting your spouse exclusive use and occupancy of the home then you can return home. You should speak with an attorney before doing so.See question
If I want to find out the litigants' names and addresses of filed petitions in NYS family court filed petitions, where do I go, and who do I ask? I understand that such document are public record and accessible to the public, but what do I nee...
Unlike other courts, Family court records are confidential. If you are a party to the litigation, you can go to the family court clerk's office (usually in the family court building) to request copies of the pleadings.See question
I have a child support modification case going on in Brooklyn Family Court, and my wife started divorce proceedings in Supreme Court. Its in my best interest to consolidate the cases into the divorce proceeding. The next session in family court w...
You can explain the matter to the Support Magistrate who will then likely adjourn the family court case in anticipation of the matters being consolidated.See question
Trying to find links to be able to view and print out as filed stipulation of discontinuance on a particular matter. Do you know of a site I can access? Don't know when it was filed.
If it was e-filed then you may be able to view it on the NYS eCourts website. If it was not e-filed then you will have to go to the clerk's office at 240 Old Country Road, Mineola, New York.See question
My husband cheated and we are headed for a divorce but he is procrastinating I would Like to start this process but would like to know how and much please?
If it is a simple uncontested divorce with a stipulation, your court fees will be approximately $350. The counsel fees cannot be estimated. The counsel fees will depend on the complexity of your divorce and how quickly a settlement can be reached.See question
I have no idea what this sheet is. I googled it and it is for default judgments? This notice of trial or inquest was in my mailbox, it was not served on me. What do I do with this?
The notice should specify a date and time. If it doesn't, contact the clerk of the court. It may also be very wise to bring all of the paperwork to an attorney.See question