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I want a divorce (5)+

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  • Directions for personal service in New York State

    In New York, personal service is required in divorce. Read this 1-page fact sheet to learn who can serve your spouse with divorce papers and when the papers can be served. Read More

    By:
    Rural Law Center of New York, Inc.
  • How to effect service by publication

    Read this 36-page booklet if you want to file for divorce but you do not know where your spouse lives or works. It explains that your only choice may be to file for divorce and do "service by publication." This booklet explains how to do service by publication. This booklet is for people who live in New York City, but it may also be useful to people who live outside of New York City. Content Detail

    By:
    City Bar Justice Center

Marital property (3)+

  • How to take control of retirement benefits in a divorce

    Retirement funds are marital property. Read this booklet to learn how you can protect yourself against losing the retirement assets you are entitled to receive. This booklet also explains the importance of a QDRO (Qualified Domestic Relations Order). Content Detail

    By:
    Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER)
  • Fact sheets on divorce and widowhood

    Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) has written many fact sheets on divorce and widowhood. They cover pensions and divorce, IRAs and divorce, protections for widows and widowers in pension plans, and more. Content Detail

    By:
    Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER)
  • What happens to property after a divorce?

    Explains what is considered marital property and what is considered separate property in a divorce. Also explains how to protect yourself from having to pay your spouse's debts. Content Detail

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    Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.- LawNY® - Geneva Office

I am divorced and filing for Social Security (2)+

I want alimony (maintenance) or spousal support (3)+

  • Temporary maintenance tools

    Provides Worksheets and Calculators to compute temporary maintenance according to both the old and revised temporary maintenance guidelines that became effective in October 2015. Content Detail

    By:
    New York State Unified Court System
  • Spousal support

    Spouses who are legally married must support each other for as long as they are married and both sides are alive. A spouse is a husband or wife. If the spouses are currently married, the financial support one spouse gets from the other is called spousal support. If the spouses are divorced or in the middle of a divorce case, the financial support one ex-spouse gets from the other ex-spouse is called maintenance. Content Detail

    By:
    New York State Unified Court System
  • Spousal support or maintenance

    Spousal support is court ordered money paid to support a spouse. Maintenance or “temporary maintenance” is support ordered to be paid for an ex-spouse, or while a divorce case is pending in court. Click here to read more information on spousal support including what court issues the orders, how the amount is determined, and how it can be changed. Content Detail

    By:
    Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.- LawNY® - Geneva Office
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I am afraid the other parent may kidnap our child (3)+

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