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Obtaining Certified Copies of Divorce Papers in NY│ Heidi Opinsky Law

A Lawyer Can Help You Obtain All Your Documents After a Divorce

 According to statistics, 29% of previously married young adults get remarried. This number is substantially higher for older adults. According to statistics, adults aged 55-64 have a 67% chance of remarrying. (1)

If you’re going through the divorce process, you need to stay organized, so you are not overwhelmed. Obtaining certified copies of your divorce papers is essential if you intend to remarry, or if you want to change your last name. For this reason, it is very likely that you will need your divorce papers later on down the road. After everything has been decided and the divorce process is complete, you should take the final step and ensure you keep certified copies of your documents in a safe place.

You can get access to copies of your divorce judgments and other written orders by filing an application with the County Clerk. If you want to obtain certified copies you must pay a fee, and it is important to keep in mind that copies can only be obtained by one of the parties or a lawyer who is representing one of the parties.

If you are going through a divorce, you should make sure you obtain certified copies of our papers as soon as possible and you keep them safe for future reference. The best way to ensure that your rights are being respected and that you are getting everything you deserve during the divorce is to hire a qualified family law attorney. The sooner you have a lawyer by your side, the sooner you can act on proper legal advice regarding your case, and the sooner you can get access to certified copies of your divorce papers. You will also get the support you need to get through the difficult legal process in court.

Your divorce case will be heard in the Supreme Court, but there are certain aspects of the case that will be heard in Family Court.

What Aspects of Your Divorce Case Are Handled in Family Court?

 Family Court judges will not look at divorce cases, but they will get involved with any case that involves child protection, custody, visitation, and support. If you have children and you are going through a divorce, then you will likely have to deal with Family Court if you and your spouse cannot come to an agreement on your own. However, if you already have a divorce case in the Supreme Court, then child support requests should also be made in the Supreme Court so that all the issues are heard in the same place.

Family Court is not only for issues regarding children. If you are married, you can file a petition in Family Court seeking spousal support as well.

What is Spousal Maintenance?

Spousal maintenance is money that your ex-spouse must give you after the divorce to help you maintain your expenses. If you are seeking spousal support, also called alimony, then you will have to include this in your court application. Your lawyer will help you with the process. It is possible that the judge may grant you temporary maintenance while the case is still going on. This temporary amount will be utilized until a final decision is made.

There are detailed guidelines for maintenance, and your lawyer can better help you understand the intricate details of your case.

Get Help with Your Family Law Case in NY By contacting Heidi Opinsky Today

The divorce process can get very complicated, especially if you have children and significant assets involved. A family lawyer at Heidi Opinsky Law, LLC can get in touch with you and help you get certified copies of all your documents, so you have them on hand for future reference.

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