You must respond in writing with a legal Answer to the Summons and Complaint within the time indicated. You do not actually have to appear before the court. DRL is New York’s Domestic Relations Law. From the balance of the Questions you ask, it is apparent that you need to consult with an experienced matrimonial attorney. You are about to enter into a legal agreement, which will have a significant impact on your financial well being for the rest of your life.
YOU CANNOT AFFORD NOT TO CONSULT WITH AN ATTORNEY! If you are located in the NYC metro area, please call me at 212-370-1660 to discuss further.
Leonard M. Weiner, Esq. / Divorce Solutions