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

SAME SEX MARRIAGE NOW LEGAL IN  NEW YORK.

CHANGES IN CHILD SUPPORT MODIFICATIONS LAWS.
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.

IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE IN DRAFTING YOUR "PRO SE" DOCUMENTS, OUR FIRM OFFERS
CONSULTATIONS AND LIMITED REPRESENTATION TO SAVE YOU LEGAL COSTS.
HOWEVER, IT IS NEVER ADVISABLE TO GO TO COURT WITHOUT AN ATTORNEY.

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