I was born and raised in Roch,ny. My ex is from Mich. Currently lives in MS. Was separated for a year. Attempted to get a divorce for 3 years. There is no custody issues. Are children are over 21. We were married for 25 years. All property was given to my ex. In NY state one signature is required. The judge has requested proof of property split which was initially in the court filing papers. And since then have went to court two more time for the same request. Answer was given. Finally judge ruled disposition b/c of proof of property split and Appearance Outcome pre-settled. Case type Uncontested Matrimonial. Help this is my third attorney. No one seems to can't get it finalized. Why? Should I file a complaint and with whom? And what grounds?
We cannot answer your question. You have to check with your attorney and you have to trust him and believe what he says.
I had a client go ballistic with me on a case submitted to the divorce judge for a decision on a pendente lite motion. She said to me she 'paid me money' and that I 'owed' her 'an answer'. She asked what was I 'doing' on her case and that she wasn't 'getting results'.
The only effect of such communications gives the lawyer the sinking feeling that the client is the wrongdoer in the relationship and that the story the client yapped about is likely phony. The judge will not speed up making decisions on the prodding of attorneys. The system is slow and the only point of contact you have is your attorney.
Under the no-fault grounds for divorce, you either need a stipulation of settlement (which is doesn't appear that you have) or a hearing to determine property distribution. One signature is not enough. It looks like your case ended up in court due to that issue.
You need to talk to your own lawyer to find out what's happening on your case. There is a gap between the time of a decision and the judgment. Downstate that time period ranges from 4 months to 12 on average depending on the county. I do not know what the time period is in your county.
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Something seems amiss. I would meet with your attorney and get a detailed explanation of what needs to be done to get the case finished, or consult with another experienced divorce attorney in your area-you can call the local bar association in your county and get three names if you do not know anyone yourself. Have that person review your file. Not sure why this is taking 3 years, based upon your description.
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