When a marriage finally has a legal ending through a court order, the previous couple will have to move on with starting a new chapter in their life. For many, this is a great relief, and they can finally begin rebuilding their life after that difficult chapter. However, to get to this new beginning, they must first conclude the entire divorce process which can be very time-consuming, to say the least. If a person was married for longer, had children, and accumulated substantial assets over their marriage, they will have to deal with a more complex and higher-stakes divorce.
Whether a person has to sort through several unique matters or just the basics, they should connect with a divorce lawyer as soon as possible so they get proper advice regarding their case and they are not taken advantage of in any way. In most cases, when a person decides to represent themselves, they end up being taken advantage of and this results in serious harm for them in the long run because they have no one looking out for their best interests. To avoid giving up a person’s basic legal rights and to get more out of the divorce situation, a lawyer should be called at one’s earliest convenience.
The actual divorce will occur through the supreme court as that is the only court in New York that deals with divorce cases. The supreme court judge is the only person who can legally grant a divorce and a person should go to the supreme court in the county that they reside in. A person can turn to family court for other matters such as child support, child custody, and visitation matters.
Queens, New York, what is the difference between a divorce and an annulment?
A divorce is the end of a valid marriage while an annulment states that the marriage was never even legally valid in the first place. To get an annulment, a person has to be able to prove that their spouse entered into a fraudulent marriage in one way or the other.
This can be done by proving bigamy, proving the spouse had an undisclosed incurable illness at the time of marriage that limited or prevented intimacy, or through proving that the spouse became incurably insane for five or more years. Whether a person wants to get a divorce or annulment, they should talk to a divorce attorney at the Law Office of Charles Zolot right away so they can learn more about their case and start the actual legal process of dissolving the marriage.
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