FINANCIAL ISSUES - MARITAL PROPERTY V. SEPARATE PROPERTY
I have been married 13 years and have 3 beautiful children. Only 2 of the children are my husbands. I am very miserable and despartely want a divorce.
I have priced lawyers and find that getting a divorce is not cheap. I am confident that me and my husband can come to an aggreement and get an uncontested divorce. My questions are 1.can you be legally separated and still live in the same house? 2. If I move out of my house with my 2 young children will I still be entitled to child support? 3.After being legally separated for one year can you still get an uncontested divorce automatically once you file? We live in new york and own a home.
The answer to all of your questions is "Yes", if it is done a properly.
You are right that legal advice is expensive and I offer an alternative to the adversarial system
where instead of each one of the parties having to hire an attorney, although I am an attorney,
I remain a neutral and mediate the divorce between the parties, prepare all of the legal documentation
and file all of the divorce papers with the court. You will not have to make court appearances,
or spend hours of yours and your attorneys time in the courtroom waiting to see the judge.
Mediation will take place in the quiet of my office and all of the decisions regarding your assets
and the custody of your children will be decided by you and your spouse rather than an unknown
third party Judge.
I strongly suggest you consider mediation, and if you are located in the New York City metropolitan area please give me a call at 212-370-1660 to arrange for an appointment for all of us to meet.
Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./DivorceSolutions