What is a Motion? A motion is an application or request to the Court, to grant interim relief, usually made during the pendency of an action. Sometimes we call them applications for pendente lite relief.
Divorce laws are different in every country and they may vary depending on regional, state or provincial laws, and even further on local customs, cultures and religion. With this complete lack of uniformity, should US courts recognize foreign divorces? What happens when a New York resident gets divorced in a foreign country?
In New York, the court offers two types of legal procedures to end a marriage: traditional divorce and annulment. Continue reading to learn about the grounds and requirements for an annulment in New York.
In a New York divorce case, the court will decide whether either spouse is entitled to spousal maintenance (sometimes referred to as alimony). As marriages have become more modern, and moved away from the traditional model of a working husband and stay-at-home wife, New York law has also changed.
Relocating will surely change a child's relationship to each parent and possibly to extended family, friends, school, and community. Thus, New York courts review relocation cases very carefully to make sure that the child's best interests will be served by the move.
When couples divorce in New York, the court will divide marital property and debt by using an equitable distribution method. Equitable distribution requires judges to split the marital estate in a way that's fair to both spouses, but that doesn't always mean it's a 50/50 split.
If you're getting divorced in New York, do you know what property you get to keep and what you have to split with your spouse? You may also have questions about who will be responsible for the marital debt.