Want to make sure prenup is still enforceable in court because it is missing the notary signature on the last page. The notary signature and stamp is only on the appendices, where the detail of the assets and liabilities is listed.
If the notary stamp & signature was not on the acknowledgement page, then it would appear the prenup is invalid. One is best advised to have it re-notarized - though definitive advice can only be given after a review of the document. Thus, please call a NYC Family law attorney for a full...Read more »
I’m an unmarried mother of a 20 month old and his father is very emotionally/mentally/verbally abusive towards me. He doesn’t hit me but threatens to. Recently he drank half a bottle of brandy by himself and threatened to kill me. Any time I disagree with him on something he threatens to take... Read more »
First, you should begin audio and video-taping him. Capturing his threats & verbal abuse would be good evidence in court. Second, if he drinks to the point of intoxication, you should get a video of him in his drunken stupor. Third, you don't have to put up with domestic violence. Put...Read more »
I have a support order over 40k in arrears and somehow he is a free man! He is working because his iron worker union has told me but support collection doesn't get a response from employer. Should I hire a lawyer?P.I ? I have tried by the book and he gets away with no responsibility at all!!
You should file a violation petition - with the aim of obtaining a money judgment. Among other things, the money judgment accrues 9% interest on the arrears. It also allows you to take action if SCU isn't - you can (via an attorney) move to garnish wages, seize money from his bank accounts,...Read more »
I’m seeking full custody of my son. Current on child support with a credit also. Currently have my son 2 days a week. Tried my best to coparent with mother but she has promised to make my life hell for 18 years. What can I do?
Keep a careful paper-trail. Request additional time - request reasons for the denial of the additional time. File your petition - get a good lawyer to represent you. Thus, call a NYC Child Custody attorney to schedule an initial consultation.
You may wish to contact SCU on this. They're entitled to charge an annual administrative fee (as of Nov. 2021, it's $35). It's possible they hadn't charged you that fee for several years & are now catching up, but that's only speculation. For a further assessment,...Read more »
I was never married to the dad of my child. The relationship became abusive, I fled while pregnant. We have been in court for 5-6 years. I have taken drug tests, all negative. I send gifts but because of unfounded allegations (I have documentation from local agencies and CPS that prove I am... Read more »
The jurisdictional law is different for child custody versus child support cases. As a general rule, the "home state" of the child (i.e., where the child has resided for the 6 months immediately preceding the case) is where the custody litigation will need to take place. For a full...Read more »
She was not home to receive the judgement so it was brought to the post office for pickup. I sent my ex the tracking number so it could be picked up, reminded her a few times to go get it, but she never followed through. Now it’s being “returned to sender”. Do I need to make another attempt... Read more »
Unless the Judge ordered otherwise, you're obligated to mail her a copy of the final Judgment along with notice of entry. There's otherwise no obligation to send it certified mail - same is advisable (but not otherwise required) if the other side has defaulted. Schedule a consult with a...Read more »
The short answer is yes - so long as you're the Father, you have a legal obligation to support the child. You will have the burden of proving you're disabled thru competent medical evidence. Even if you succeed in that burden, you'd still pay 17% of your disability, unless paying...Read more »
Due to the automatic orders, you cannot change the character of the joint account without her express permission. But you can generally do 2 things: (1) you can stop your direct deposit from going into that account & (2) discuss with your wife whether she agrees to simply split up the account....Read more »
Our child was enrolled in a public highschool in the city I work/live but my spouse enrolled our child in her village (another county) during the pandemic. Our child wants to be re-enrolled in her previous highschool but my spouse is strongly opposed. We are running out of time since schools starts... Read more »
If you can't resolve the issue, then file for divorce. Then you can either negotiate the issue or file an order to show cause & get before the Judge for a ruling. Schedule a consult with a NYC Divorce Attorney for a full assessment.
Yes - sometimes people simply want the safety of having a divorce judgment issued by NY - especially if they were married here. Likewise, if the foreign court did not have proper jurisdiction and/or it did not reach certain issues between the two of you (e.g., asset/property distribution), then it...Read more »
My ex husband has a crack and alcohol addiction. He has been several times in the psych ward and the judge order a mental health evaluation. Both my daughters lawyer and my lawyer are requesting for an order of protection for my baby. What is the process? Will he get visitation rights and joint... Read more »
It seems unlikely he'll receive anything other than supervised visitation - for now - based on the facts provided. One can't predict how the mental health evaluation will pan out, but if if makes a finding that the Father has a mental illness affecting his parenting capacity, it...Read more »
His father says he feeding him what he gives the other kids in the house. Then the father also says it didn’t happen with him. The vomiting and diarrhea has happened multiple times after the visits. What do I do?
You're best advised to bring the child to a Doctor. Document the days/times the child's returned and has that episode, and ask the father to document what he's giving to the child. For a full assessment, schedule a consult with a Bronx Family Law Attorney.
To file for divorce in NY, he has to have been residing here for more than 1 year + other factors (e.g., you were married in NY, you resided in NY as Husband & Wife relatively recently, etc.). You may also wish to consult a FL Divorce Attorney as to whether you still may have jurisdiction...Read more »
If its a support or custody/visitation issue, you can file a Petition in family Court. If it's otherwise, you'd need to file an order to show cause in Supreme Court. You should also consider sending a "default notice letter," especially if your agreement requires it. Schedule...Read more »
If it's in a divorce case, then you'd file an order to show cause for an amended judgment. You'd need to submit an affirmation/affidavit stating the reason for the correction. Schedule a consult with a NYC Family Law attorney for a full assessment.
I filed for a divorce 8 months ago and I checked the e courts and it says there was a an appearance date April 29th that already passes, it says court date purpose : Conversion-Other , justice part: part 30 also the Date NOI Due: September 29th 2021.
E-courts is sometimes cryptic. Merely because it says there was an appearance doesn't mean there was one - it could be just a tickler in their system. That said, if the case is still uncontested, you need to file the judgment package along with the note of issue. Schedule a consult with a...Read more »
The divorce doesn't necessarily effect his parentage. Especially if he signs the acknowledgement of paternity (allowing his name to go on the birth certificate), then he's the Father. Even so, generally a baby which is conceived during the marriage is presumed 'of the...Read more »
My ex wife is trying to take me to court once again to increase child support payment I’ve not missed a payment it gets taking directly out of my check from my current employment and she’s constantly harassing me I have reason to believe she somehow found out my disability no very legal then... Read more »
Actually, disability IS a form of income for child support purposes. Thus, if you both receive disability + job income, they'll both count for support calculation purposes. Schedule a consult with a NYC Child Support Attorney for a full assessment.
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