Primarily servicing the greater New York City metropolitan area



LEONARD M.WEINER, ESQ, Ph.D.
DIVORCE SOLUTIONS
206 East 38th Street
New York, N.Y. 10016
(212) 370-1660

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GET A DIVORCE - JURISDICTION, GROUNDS

Question #36:
How do I begin a divorce and protect my assets?
Answer:
In order to commence a divorce proceeding you must personally serve the other party with a summons and complaint outlining the cause of action; in this case divorce. every attempt must be made to locate your spouse in order to serve such papers. Otherwise, the court will require you to make every diligent effort to do so and will extend the proceeding.
Regarding protection of your assets, all funds and property which you can transfer to your name alone should be done so immediately in order to prevent your spouse from encumbering those assets, and all joint accounts, credit cards, etc. should be transferred immediately to your name only or terminated.
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