Bay Shore, NY asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for New York

Q: How can i obtain free legal advice / direction, regarding a divorce with a small child involved?

My husband wants a divorce. But is filing for the divorce in South Carolina, knowing i can not afford to make the trips back & forth down there. He also wants me to sign uncontested divorce papers, allowing him to have shared legal custody. I currently live in Suffolk County , NY in the same household with him. He also has a full time job, here in Suffolk County. But he's been using his sisters address, down south to prove his residency there. He refuses to allow me to go down south to submit the divorce papers with him, so i can see, speak & understand what's going on. He's demanding me to sign the uncontested divorce papers with his stipulations attached in front of a notary here in Ny, so he can go to South Carolina alone & submit the papers to the courts. I am terrified & confused & in desperate need for free legal help / advice. Is he allowed to do what he's doing? He told me, that if i don't sign the papers, he's going to submit them anyway & he's going to win what he wants.

1 Lawyer Answer

Christine Moccia

Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Rye Brook, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Email me about this. If you cannot afford an attorney in NY there are resources that may be available to you. christine_moccia@yahoo.com

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