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How To Get Divorced During a Pandemic

How To Get Divorced During a Pandemic

How To Get Divorced During a Pandemic

The news of the novel coronavirus hit the U.S. fast and hard at the beginning of 2020. You may have been in the middle of negotiating your divorce or just about to put the pen to paper to sign your divorce settlement when everything was upended.

Can you still get a divorce in New York during the pandemic? What should you expect? Here’s what you need to know.

 

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Can My Criminal Background Affect My Long Island Divorce?

Can My Criminal Background Affect My Long Island Divorce?

Can My Criminal Background Affect My Long Island Divorce?

Going through a divorce is difficult enough without navigating criminal charges. When criminal proceedings are intertwined with family legal matters, things can quickly become stressful. If you’ve been charged with a crime, either recently or in the past, your divorce may be affected. This is particularly true if you have children with your ex-spouse. Here’s what you need to know about proceeding with a divorce if you have a criminal background.

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Should I File a Fault or No-Fault Divorce?

Should I File a Fault or No-Fault Divorce?

Should I File a Fault or No-Fault Divorce?

Determining how to file for divorce to obtain the best outcome can be difficult. Here’s what you need to know about the two different types of divorce options in New York, fault and no-fault divorce, and how to decide which is best for your unique circumstances.

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How to Digitally Mediate Your Long Island Divorce from Home

How to Digitally Mediate Your Long Island Divorce from Home

How to Digitally Mediate Your Long Island Divorce from Home

As technology grows and becomes more necessary every day, couples are looking for ways to accomplish important tasks from home, including mediating a divorce digitally.

In the era of COVID-19, working from home is the norm, and divorcing from home may also become a necessity. Divorce mediation is one way to dissolve your marriage, and while traditionally it has been done in attorney’s offices or conference rooms, it can also be done online. Here’s what you should know about digitally mediating your divorce from home.

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Can I Seek a Divorce During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic in New York?

Can I Seek a Divorce During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic in New York?

Can I Seek a Divorce During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic in New York?

Many Americans have had their lives turned upside down as a result of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Last week, 3.2 million Americans filed for unemployment marking the highest in a single week in U.S. history. Schools are closed and parents are home full-time with their children. April 1st marked the start of a new month with millions of Americans out of work, likely to default on their mortgages, student loans, car payments, and utility accounts, placing even more strain on the financial system and the economy. If you were considering divorce before the pandemic, the stress has either reaffirmed your decision or perhaps is giving you second thoughts. Undoubtedly, the mental, emotional, and financial stress being caused by the pandemic will result in the breakdown of many marriages.

Court Shut Down Does Not Mean You Cannot Proceed with Divorce

In New York, the courts are shut down except for essential filings for emergency situations. Simply filing for a divorce does not satisfy the essential filing requirement. Does that mean that you cannot proceed with the divorce at this time? The answer is No, and I will cover your options in this Article. 

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What to Expect During Court-Ordered Divorce Counseling

What to Expect During Court-Ordered Divorce Counseling

What to Expect During Court-Ordered Divorce Counseling

If you’re pursuing a divorce on Long Island, you may be ordered by a Nassau or Suffolk County court to attend divorce counseling. Here’s what you should expect from mandatory divorce counseling and how you can get help with separation, child custody, support, and other critical family legal matters.

What Is Divorce Counseling?

When you hear the term “divorce counseling,” you may think of marriage counseling with the goal of avoiding divorce. However, this isn’t an entirely accurate description. Divorce counseling is a specific type of therapy that helps couples process complex emotions about the dissolution of their marriage and related issues.

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