Affordable Divorce Lawyer Putnam
If you are looking for an affordable divorce lawyer in Putnam, contact attorney Gregory Salant. Filing for divorce depends on the grounds upon which you are basing your divorce action. If you are basing your divorce on the grounds of living apart because of a decree or judgment of separation, or pursuant to a written separation agreement, you must wait at least a year from the date of the decree or judgment, or the date the written separation agreement was signed by you and your spouse.
To start a divorce case, you will need to file a Summons with Notice or a Summons and Complaint (giving the reasons for the divorce) in the Supreme Court. This document will be prepared by your divorce attorney and an index card number will be assigned to your case from the County Clerk’s office. The summons will then be served on your spouse. Once your spouse has been served with the summons, an Affidavit of Service will be filed with the County Clerk’s office.
Although you have no obligation to hire a lawyer for a divorce, it is usually not a good idea to try to get a divorce without a lawyer. A lot of information must be provided to the court on many different forms. Additionally, there are many other legal issues involved which cannot be managed by you alone.
Before you start a divorce case, you need to prove to the court that you and your spouse have lived together for a certain period of time, without interruption, generally for a year. You will also need to have grounds- a legally acceptable reason, such as cruel and inhuman treatment, abandonment, adultery, imprisonment and living apart with a legal separation agreement.
If you would like to hire an affordable divorce lawyer in Putnam, contact Gregory Salant at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 914-683-2500 for a free consultation today.