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  • Serving a Summons for Divorce

    Posted By Ken Eiges || 28-Sep-2012

    In order to commence a divorce proceeding against your spouse only personal service is permitted. This means that the summons for divorce must be given to your spouse directly. The summons for divorce must be served by a person over the age of 18 and authorized under the state or country to make service of process. One could hire a licensed process server, have someone who knows your spouse give ...
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  • Choosing a Lawyer from the Web

    Posted By New York Divorce Attorney || 25-Jun-2012

    An attorney referred by a friend may not be the best option for you. You might not like the attorney's manner, the attorney's approach to the case or that attorney's fee might be too high. Generally, that is when people turn to the internet to find a more suitable attorney to represent him or her in their matrimonial or family law matter. When using one of the major search engines on ...
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  • Prenuptial Agreements are Also Called Premarital Agreements

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 8-May-2012

    A prenuptial agreement is also known as a premarital agreement. It is a contract entered into between two people prior to their marriage for the purpose of determining the financial concerns of two people in the event that their marriage does not work out and comes to an end. While the content of a prenuptial agreement often varies significantly, most prenuptial agreements provide for the division ...
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  • Grandparents' VIsitation Rights to Children of Deceased Parent

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 18-Apr-2012

    Grandparent's rights are governed by the golden rule in custody and visitation cases. The golden rule is that the court will act in the best interests of the child. The Domestic Relations Law 72 grants grandparents standing to seek visitation with their grandchild consistent with the best interests of the child when one or both of the parents is or are deceased. The failure of a parent and ...
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  • Beware of Changing the Title to Your Home

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 26-Mar-2012

    Plaintiff purchased home in January 1998 for $83,000; $62,250 mortgage and remainder with gift from family members. Parties married August 18, 2001. December 20, 2002, plaintiff conveyed home to defendant and herself, refinanced home with new mortgage of $110,000 to cover existing mortgage, $30,000 of defendant's separate indebtedness and $20,000 of plaintiff's separate indebtedness. ...
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