I'm involved in a custody case. I filed my petition of custody/visitation and the letters of notification were sent out by February 1st, 2016. The case was scheduled for April 6th,2016. The respondent once she received the petition, decided to fil...
Assuming your case is in Family Court, the custody case will likely be heard by a referee and the support will be heard by a magistrate.See question
Do I submit them to the matrimonial clerk, or do I wait until the next court date?
You absolutely need an attorney. During a hearing or trial on your case, you will introduce your documents into evidence. Be prepared to satisfy certain foundation requirements prior to introducing your documents into evidence.See question
I have a temporary order of protection issued against me, under the context of an Article 6 FCA proceeding. We had a hearing, at the end of the hearing, the judge issued a temporary order of protection, from Jan 22 to Sep 30, 2015. The order wa...
The court will only issue a temporary order of protection PRIOR to the hearing. The court wouldn't issue a temporary order of protection after a hearing.See question
Ok, so I started a divorce action with summons and complaint but i was never able to have the defendant personally served since i did not know their location or where they were. I know that to get permission to do service by publication/newspaper,...
You can make a motion pursuant to CPLR 306-b requesting additional time to effectuate service.See question
I want to take temporary custody of my niece while my sister and her husband get their lives back together. They live in NC and I live in NY. My sister and her husband are on board.
Assuming that the child has been in NC for 6 months or longer, you will need to file a petition in NC.See question
If no time was given then it is up to you and the father to determine the time.See question
is that unprofessional or unethical? I'm about to file a grievance if it is
Neither unprofessional nor unethical.See question
Child Support moved from NM to NY. What now? Im in arrears 10,000+. I don't have a job and it is virtually impossible to get one as I have no license and I have a diagnosis with a mental illness. Can I go to jail if I don't do a modificati...
If the court finds that you have willfully failed to obey the order then the court can incarcerate you. Be prepared to have certified medical records proving your inability to obtain fruitful employment.See question
Just wondering if my kids, minors, have entitlement to my life insurance should I pass? Or will my new wife and family be able to collect without my ex trying to take from them?
The terms of your life insurance policy will control.See question
My spouse left the country over 10 years ago and now lives in the UK somewhere. I want to file for divorce. What do I file? How to I serve him if I don't know where he is?
First, have an investigator locate your spouse. Then file a summons with the clerk of your county's supreme court. Next, have the summons personally served on your spouse.
I strongly advise you to retain an attorney because even an uncontested divorce can be fairly complicated and confusing.See question