Am I Entitled to an Annulment in New York if My Marriage Has Not Been Consummated?

Can you get an annulment if you don’t consummate the marriage? In the context of marriage and family law, entering into a sexual relationship, usually the first sexual act after the marriage, is referred to as consummating the marriage. While consummating a marriage may be relevant in some states, religions, and circumstances, under New York […]

Is New York State A Community Property State?

We know that filing for a divorce can be complicated. Along with the emotional turbulence you may face are a number of other issues to consider. And one of the main questions during the legal separation from your spouse is what happens to your assets and property.   What Is New York Marital Property Law? […]

Does New York Recognize Common Law Marriage?

Many couples enjoy committed relationships without the benefit of a legal marriage. But are these relationships recognized in the state of New York as common-law marriages? What Exactly is the Definition of a Common Law Marriage? In some states, common-law marriages are legally recognized between people who have formed committed relationships but have not gone […]

What Happens In A Contested Divorce?

Divorce is always a serious matter and the divorce process can get complicated quickly. It may seem odd, but sometimes getting served divorce papers can come as a complete shock to people. Whether they never saw the writing on the wall or they were left in the complete dark about the issues in their marriage, […]

How Long Does It Take To Get An Uncontested Divorce In NY?

When going through a divorce, most people are anxious to officially end their marriage as quickly as possible. Some divorces can be quick and painless and others can get complicated, messy, and may take years to finalize. How quickly a divorce can happen largely dependents on the couple’s willingness to work together and to come […]