WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GET A DIVORCE - JURISDICTION, GROUNDS
My wife and I lived in NJ for the last several years and she still lives there (in a house Iím still paying for), although Iíve moved back into NYC. We initially lived together in NYC for about 7 years after we were married and before we moved out to NJ. We were actually married in Texas, although we never established residence there.
We are amicably separated and have discussed divorce as the next logical step. The most difficult aspect is that sheís still financially dependent on me and unable (or unwilling) to work. So I think we need help mapping out a mutually agreeable plan.
I have a couple of questions:
- You donít mention costs on your website. Can you please tell me about how much your solutions typically cost?
- Do you actually help with the paperwork for the lawsuit? Or do you only do mediation services? And if so, how much are those costs?
- Iím not really sure which stateís laws we need to be concerned about. Would I be better off finding a lawyer in NJ?
- Whatís next?
If you are living in NYC for a year or more you can file in NY.
As an attorney-mediator I will both mediate and prepare all legal documentation necessary
for the divorce and file all the papers.
My fee is presently $375 per hour and the total cost will depend on how many hours it takes to resolve all of the outstanding issues, (i. e. child custody, child support, spousal support, division of marital assets, etc.), draft the Separation Agreement,
draft the divorce papers and file them in the appropriate jurisdiction.
If you are living in the NYC metro area, please call me at 212-370-1660 to arrange for a meeting
for the three of us to discuss the matter in greater detail.
Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions