Legal Question in Family Law in New York

I was served with divorce papers 6 months ago and have not filed a response yet. We just completed our child custody case. Can I still file a response?

Asked on 7/15/13, 2:35 pm

3 Answers from Attorneys

Steve Brodsky Esq. CheapNewYorkLLC.com

If you were properly served, it may be too late. Your spouse may have filed his Note of Issue based on your default. Consult a lawyer as soon as possible to see what you can do.

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Answered on 7/15/13, 2:37 pm
David Browde David A. Browde, P.C.

Maybe...but it's hard to understand how you had a child custody case while the divorce case was pending. Consult a lawyer ASAP with all your papers!

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Answered on 7/15/13, 3:08 pm
Jordan Trager Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C.

Were you served with the summons for divorce only? Have you received any other documents since then? Either way you should file a notice of appearance right away. If the divorce packet was already submitted to the court, you will need a lawyer to vacate the default judgment. You should speak with a divorce attorney immediately.

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Answered on 7/16/13, 9:32 am


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