Only Divorce During Covid-19 Pandemic in Manhattan

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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”

FAQ: Uncontested Or No Fault Divorce?

What’s there difference between “no fault” and “uncontested” divorce?

Here’s my answer in under a minute:

If you have questions about your divorce, let’s chat.

London Times: Crisis Brings Out The Best In New Yorkโ€™s Lawyers

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When times are hard, the beautiful side of people tends to surface. I had the good fortune to speak with Amber Melville-Brown for her article in the London Times about the many ways New York’s lawyers are working to help people during this crisis.
My firm, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, jumped into action by creating a task force of attorneys and lobbyists to help our clients apply for various SBA stimulus packages. We worked long hours deciphering new law and researching the issues for the greater good.
Many other lawyers throughout the city have worked tirelessly for their clients during this time – and that includes the entire court system that has jumped to embrace a world of technology that we never thought possible.

Morghan Richardson, a partner at Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, says that โ€œup to now, there has been a divide between tech-savvy attorneys and those stuck on how they have always done it.

โ€œBut technology is now showing the valuable connections that we can bring to the table by evolving.โ€

Read more at the link (Crisis brings out the best in New Yorkโ€™s lawyers:ย From offering assistance to frontline health workers to supporting small businesses trying to get loans, attorneys are stepping up โ€” despite the challenges).

Have a shout-out to a lawyer going above and beyond during this time? Post it in the comments and let’s share some positive vibesย today.ย 

5 Tips On How To Tell Your Spouse You Want A Divorce And Not Hate Each Other

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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 โ€œdivorce summons.โ€ Thatโ€™s when Matt realized she was serious. Despite Janetโ€™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 โ€œghostโ€ out of a marriage when you have kids and property to divide. If you havenโ€™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)?ย 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”