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.

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 β€œdivorce 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 β€œghost” 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)?Β 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”

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.