Can I prevent him from converting the separation into a divorce?

You cannot stop your spouse from filing for a divorce whether you are legally separated or not. Marriages are entered at free will, and the decision to exit is also at free will. Many people are not sure on the difference between divorce and legal separation. A divorce is the dissolution of a mar.. Read More

Can I stop him from dropping the life insurance policies?

Sadly, the term “insurance revenge” is a real thing and it affects divorcing couples everywhere. It occurs when the primary insurance holder, usually the husband, drops his divorcing spouse from life insurance policies. This can also occur with health insurance, auto insurance, and other policies.. Read More

Can I use my maiden name while I’m separated?

The stress of a divorce brings about many different legal and personal challenges. A wife, in anticipation of the marriage being dissolved, may wish to change a married last name back to her maiden name. Questions may arise about whether this is possible or if taking such steps can be difficult. .. Read More

Can I withdraw my response to the divorce petition?

If your spouse makes the decision to divorce you, there isn’t much you can do about it. You cannot force someone to stay married to you if you’re not ready to end your marriage. It’s a common problem in New York when one partner wants to make the marriage work and the other is over it. If your sp.. Read More

can the divorce be retracted?

Divorce is final. Once you’ve signed the papers, agreed to a settlement, and a judge has issued the divorce decree, it’s final. You are no longer married. You no longer have any legal obligation to this person aside from what you agreed to in your divorce settlement, and you are no longer require.. Read More

Can my attorney tell the judge he doesn’t agree with the divorce settlement?

Settling a case is the ultimate goal for the vast majority of lawyers. They really do not wish to prolong the process any more than what is absolutely necessary. At the same time, they do wish to get a deal for their client that is both fair to the client as well as financially rewarding to thems.. Read More

Can returning to court for enforcement cause him to lose his job?

If your ex hasn’t been fulfilling the terms of a divorce agreement, then you can let the court know about it for enforcement. This occurs most often when the divorce agreement includes your ex paying you either spousal supp.. Read More

Can the divorce be modified if retirement wasn’t addressed?

Whether you have been divorced for one month or 15 years, a modification to your divorce decree can be performed to reflect your present-day situation. And, yes, you may petition a New York court to address the issue of retirement benefits in your divorce decree. It is a straightforward process. .. Read More

Can the divorce be overturned if the divorce settlement is violated?

Finalizing a divorce judgment isn't necessarily the end of your divorce journey. You and the other party must still carry out the terms of the judgment. This might mean following a custody and parenting time schedule. It might mean signing a deed to the marital home or transferring titles on othe.. Read More

Can the judge declare me as single before the divorce is final?

Divorce cases represent some of the most emotionally charged and legally challenging of all types of court proceedings in the state of New York, and across the nation. If you have found yourself in a divorce case, you likely routinely find yourself with questions. Indeed, once you think you have .. Read More

Can the mediation papers be changed after both parties sign them?

Mediation is a popular means of coming to a divorce settlement. These papers allow both parties the opportunity to come to an agreement that is mutually beneficial and acceptable. In many cases, mediation is effective. However, there are times when a mediation agreement needs to be changed.It.. Read More

Can we remarry in the future if our marriage is annulled?

When seeking an annulment in New York, there are a number of rules and guidelines that you might not be aware of, which pertain to a wide range of situations that you might encounter in the future. If you believe that you would like to remarry in the future, it's important to be aware of the laws.. Read More

Can we rescind a legal separation and file for a divorce instead?

Yes, you may rescind a legal separation and opt for a divorce instead. This can only be done if the final judgment for legal separation has not been made. If it has, then you will have to formally convert the legal separation into a divorce.The process of turning a legal separation into a dis.. Read More