For the last two weeks, I made several stops into Court on 60 Centre Street to get a divorce judgment signed — normally that would be unremarkable, but the Coronavirus pandemic closures turned the routine into a complicated situation. The story was picked up by the New York Daily News and the Daily Mail. Continue reading “Only Divorce During Covid-19 Pandemic in Manhattan”
What’s there difference between “no fault” and “uncontested” divorce?
Here’s my answer in under a minute:
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When Janet told her husband Matt that she wanted a divorce, he ignored her. A few weeks later, a process server showed up at the door and handed him papers marked “divorce summons.” That’s when Matt realized she was serious. Despite Janet’s efforts to let Matt know her feelings, he still expressed shock and resentment. This set the stage for a very bitter contested divorce.
Most people are uncomfortable with conflict. But you cannot afford to “ghost” out of a marriage when you have kids and property to divide. If you haven’t told your spouse you are unhappy, the news of a divorce will be even more devastating to them. So how can you avoid surprising your spouse and set the stage for a “friendly” divorce (if at all possible)? Here are a few tips to approach the divorce conversation with that goal in mind: Continue reading “5 Tips On How To Tell Your Spouse You Want A Divorce And Not Hate Each Other”
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I’m not going anywhere…
Ready to get back to Court… virtually.
The New York State court system officially announced today that beginning on Monday, April 13, 2020, virtual courts will handle more than essential and emergency matters. This is great news for advancing cases along.
In a memo issued today the Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks said that judges should review their caseloads to see which court conferences can be helpful in advancing a case, including achieving a resolution.
Judges can also schedule conferences at the request of attorneys, and can be available during normal court hours to address discovery disputes and other ad hoc concerns.
And judges may decide fully submitted motions.
All conferences must be done by Skype or telephone.
Mediation and Divorce Blog did a round up of the best divorce advice during a pandemic. Here is the story:
Preparing to divorce and then COVID-19 crisis hit?
Here are some tips on how to deal with “forced togetherness” during the quarantine, so your divorce can be peaceful once it’s lifted.
Maybe you made the decision to end your marriage prior to the Coronavirus crisis, but had not yet told your spouse – you wanted to prepare for divorce first so you could take steps to keep things as peaceful as possible.
Or maybe you and your husband or wife agreed to divorce and took preliminary steps to interview attorneys or mediators, but before you went ahead and hired a professional and started the divorce process, self-quarantine and shelter-in-place directives were imposed.
Then, in an instant, your divorce plans came to a screeching halt.
If you are now quarantined together in the same household, you are likely feeling trapped, stressed and overwhelmed. And that anxiety is only compounded by kids home from school, working from home, job and financial uncertainty and concerns about your health and the well-being of your loved ones.
With no end to this in sight.
Here’s my contribution to the article:
Continue reading “Coronavirus, Self-Quarantine and Divorce: Experts Share Survival Tips”