On 11/29/16 I appeared in divorce trail as it relates to finance finding the judge assigned was to the case she was making negative remarks toward women the judge is a women she statements such as she speaking of me I don't have children so i'm no...
Attempting to give you any advice on this, without more information, would be a shot in the dark.See question
It's a solid case, I have written an effidavit and a memo of law. I just was not be taken seriously. Plus, this is a very public case. I can't afford to hire a lawyer if it's not pro bono. But this motion is important.
If your matter is high profile, you should have plenty of attorneys chomping at the bit for the free publicity---why is that not the case though?See question
6 yrs post divorce. Control & abuse escalated. 2 yrs ago filed IRS ID theft. Investigation concluded identity theft. 5 yrs fraudulent tax returns, 2 mortgages, & a bankruptcy in my name. All were deleted from CRA. After my child got sick on trip, ...
Retain counsel POSTHASTE!!! DO NOT WAIT - DO IT!See question
Can I contact someone who lives with the person with the order of protection against me
Some restraining orders also state you may not contact the person through a 'third party' - check your OP.See question
Hello - I reside in NYS . I'm in great need to have my rights protected pro-bono. No kids, no property. Married 6/21/03- 13 yrs of marriage. I have a disability and multiple health challenges that require weekly medical appointments. Around 2005, ...
There are programs thought most local bar associations (i.e Broome County Bar Association) that can provide access to counsel in a case such as yours,See question
I want to have full custody of my son and his father have either no visitation or supervised he has problems with pot and anger he mentally abused me while we were together and caused our son to be upset and confused about his father and he Does n...
Cases like this always seem like a slam dunk - what are the negatives on your side?See question
A NY family Court judge dismissed my sons custody case 2 days before his next court apperance. My son had custody for 3 years, in those 3 years, my grandchilds mother had visitation rights, but never visited, rarely appeared in court only via phon...
It is very difficult to ascertain what happened here - was there a neglect case? a plain old change of custody case? was there a hearing? attorney for the child? anything? Get your son an attorney IMMEDIATELY POSTHASTE ASAPSee question
My husband has filed for divorce in NY. He has now made me feel uneasy by tracking me to keep tabs on me. He has low jacked my car and starts fights about where I'm going. Is he allowed to do this ?
Who holds title to the car? You? Your spouse? Jointly?See question
We have been in divorce proceedings for a year and I do not trust my lawyer. My youngest (12) has had no realasionship with her father and there's a drinking problem by him . My daughter does not want to see her father and it's been about 1 1/2 ex...
If your spouse and you cannot agree on terms, then your case will go to trial for a decision re: custody/visitation and any other issues.See question
Complex issues, no income of my own.
While the law regarding the 'moneyed spouse' paying the other spouse's legal fees seems straightforward and simple...it is not. You will have to file a motion seeking those fees to pay for your attorney. Your spouse will oppose that motion and you will submit a Reply. Then, when a Judge feels like getting around to it, they will render a decision that is usually nowhere near what is necessary to actually litigate a contested matrimonial. From there, your attorney might submit a motion to renew and/or reargue. The process begins anew while legal fees continue to grow. The moneyed spouse doesn't care because, after all, they have the money. So let's say, ultimately, the Court orders that your spouse is responsible for your legal fees and awards you $10k towards them -- well, then it comes time to collecting the fees (sure, some spouses just pay while others refuse - at that point, you can reduce the award to a Judgment. This is why attorneys need up front retainers -- you need to find a credit card or joint account or a family member willing to finance your divorce and then, seek reimbursement from your spouse during the litigation. An attorney would be insane to take on a case without a retainer as then the attorney can be left attempting to collect on a Judgment that might never be collectible. Sorry for the cynicism but this is the state of matrimonial attorney fee law in NY.
I hope you find the money for an attorney.