March 13

How Does a Child Become Emancipated in New York?

How Does a Child Become Emancipated in New York?

Parents are obligated to financially support their children until the child reaches age 21 or is otherwise emancipated.  Grounds for emancipation prior to the child reaching age 21 include: Emancipation cases, especially in claims of a child being self-supporting, are very fact-specific and often require a detailed analysis of the child’s lifestyle.  The precise definition.

December 14

How Does a Woman Go Back to Her Maiden Name After a Divorce?

How Does a Woman Go Back to Her Maiden Name After a Divorce?

A very common question for any matrimonial attorney is how does the wife go back to the use of her maiden name after the divorce. New York Domestic Relations Law 240-a addresses this issue. That section provides: Judgment or decree; additional provision. In any action or proceeding brought under the provisions of this chapter wherein.

December 10

Where to File For Divorce In New York

In New York State, divorce actions are heard by the Supreme Court.  The term “venue” refers to the county in which the divorce will be heard. CPLR 503 says that the divorce can be brought in the county in which either the Plaintiff or the Defendant resides.  As the Plaintiff is the one who starts.

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