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The difference between a contested and uncontested divorce

If you are getting a divorce in New York, you definitely want to pursue an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce means that you and your spouse have been able to work through any potential difficulties and between yourselves and your respective attorneys, you've been able to arrive at an out-of-court divorce settlement agreement.

What questions should I ask before filing for divorce?

Often one of the most important elements in life is not about the information we know; it's about our ability to ask the right questions. According to a recent New York times article, the same may be true for divorce. The article details questions posed by divorce experts. These questions, when asked by those considering divorce, could help spouses make their divorce happen smoother, or avoid divorce altogether.

Reasons you may request a divorce in New York

When filing for divorce in New York, it's required that you state the grounds on which you're seeking to dissolve your marriage. You cannot mark down just any reason, but instead must choose one among seven different legally acceptable options that are allowable under Domestic Relations Law (DRL) ยง170.

Engaged? Why You May Want A Prenup.

In 1960, the average age at which U.S. men and women married was 22 and 20 repsectively. Today, many people are delaying or foregoing marriage altogether. This seems to be especially true in New York City where first-time city dwellers are among the oldest in the country with the majority of them tying the knot between age 30 and 34.

Why People Wait Around in Divorce Court

We all know divorce is a frustrating, heart wrenching process. One of the most baffling parts of the process for many is the court - what it does and doesn't do to give you what you want. You probably expect that the judge will hear your concerns and remedy them as quickly as Judge Judy does every day on TV. You look forward to the opportunity to finally out your former spouse for what a lousy lying worthless piece of work he or she really is.

Can You Separate the Process of Divorce from Your Reasons for Divorce?

Spouses who maintain their integrity and conduct themselves with restraint during divorce proceedings are more likely to obtain a final judgment in less time. By focusing on the process rather than the feelings that led them to this point, spouses can reduce the "temperature" of the proceedings, which in turn, facilitates effective negotiations. Effective negotiations generally result in lower legal bills. Also, amicability usually creates greater satisfaction with the process itself.

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