Law Offices of Debra Palazzo, LLC

Cases and Other Resources


NO FAULT DIVORCE BECAME EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 12, 2010.
THE CLAIM IS IRRETRIEVABLE BREAK DOWN OF THE MARRIAGE FOR AT LEAST 6 MONTHS.

In order to establish a cause of action and obtain a divorce under Domestic Relations Law §170 (7) the plaintiff must  establish that: (1) the relationship between husband and wife is irretrievably broken; (2) for a period of at least six months; and (3) the plaintiff or defendant must state under oath that the relationship between husband and wife is irretrievably broken

GUIDELINES ON MAINTENANCE.  Link to calculator used by courts:  
http://www.nycourts.gov/divorce/calculator.pdf
With the changes in the tax code, maintenance is no longer tax free/deductible to the spouse and therefore the courts have been adjusting the above calculator amount.

SAME SEX MARRIAGE IS LEGAL IN  NEW YORK.

CHILD SUPPORT MODIFICATION LAW
If your child support Order is older than 3 years you may return to court for a modification(upward or downward) if justified. If income has changed by 15% you may receive a modification (upward or downward) if justified. 


ORDERS OF PROTECTION
If a petition has been filed against you and a Temporary Order of Protection has been served,
please contact us ASAP. Your rights may have been violated. You MUST abide by the Order until such time as we are able to have it modified or dismissed.
 BEWARE, the police MUST arrest you if it is claimed you violated the Order.

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.



Link to Westchester County Clerk site for free on-line legal searches and
copies of judgments, deeds, etc. (fee applies):
https://wro.westchesterclerk.com/Login/Login.aspx?a=0