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.

NYC Virtual Courts Opening on April 13, 2020 for Non-Emergent Matters

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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.

3 Myths About Starting Your Divorce (and the Actual Truth)

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Joan was a mess: tears streamed down her face carrying trails of mascara with them. Her hair was matted in the back and she clenched a bag of papers. “I can’t tell you where we are at here if you won’t hand me what you received,” I reminded her. Reluctantly she showed me the Summons.

“He’s divorcing me!” Joan bawled. “How dare he give me these papers at dinner – it was supposed to be a talk about our future!” Poor Joan had a right to be angry. But there was one, small technical problem: “That wasn’t a valid way to start the divorce,” I told her. Why did I say that? After the jump: Continue reading “3 Myths About Starting Your Divorce (and the Actual Truth)”