The limited job of a "review attorney" is to review and advise you regarding the draft of an agreement you are considering signing. Unlike a "consulting attorney," a review attorney does not play an active role in the negotiation process prior to drafting.
There's nothing more difficult than a divorce process that just won't end. The time, energy and money spent. The feelings hurt. The damage to relationships. It’s a fate every divorcing couple wishes to avoid – and yet some fall prey to it. Why?
You don't have to go to court to get divorced. The law in New York allows you to resolve your divorce outside the court system and to submit what you've worked out to the court for approval, all without having to set foot in a courtroom.
A brief overview of the four principal types of divorce processes: Mediation, Collaborative Law, Negotiation and Litigation. Read through each of the descriptions to assess which process is best suited to your particular situation.
There are two ways of resolving the issues that you and your spouse must address in a divorce: (i) you can reach a mutual agreement or (ii) a judge can make decisions for you. While most couples fear that mutual agreement is impossible without court intervention, in fact, fewer than 10% of divorce cases are resolved by a judge.
Think of divorce mediation as a three-part process: (i) in-person discussions of the issues between you; (ii) drafting of your Separation Agreement; and (iii) drafting and submission of your uncontested divorce papers. At the end of the process, you receive a Judgment of Divorce from the court, just as you would have if you were in a litigation process.
If you’re going through a divorce in New York, or contemplating one, there are two distinct categories of divorce-related information that you’ll want to understand: (i) information about the divorce process and (ii) substantive information about divorce law.
There are two types of divorces in New York: uncontested divorces and contested divorces. The differences between them tend to create a fair amount of confusion among people going through the divorce process, and this article will attempt to bring to some clarity to the subject.