How do I file for an uncontested divorce in NY?
Uncontested Divorce OverviewSTEP 1: Filing. A divorce case is started when a "Summons With Notice" or "Summons and Complaint" are filed with the County Clerk's Office. STEP 2: Serving the Defendant. STEP 3: Defendant's Response. STEP 4: Calendaring. STEP 5: Judgment.
How do I get a DBA Onondaga County?
Summary of Filing a DBA: You must complete a DBA form. Bring the forms to the County Clerk's Office, County Courthouse, 401 Montgomery Street, Room 200, Syracuse, NY 13215. DBA forms can also be mailed to the Clerk's Office.
How do I file for custody in Onondaga County?
To file for custody contact Onondaga County Family Court at (315) .
Do you need a lawyer to petition the court?
The petition format is the same as the one filed by an advocate. Once you have filed a petition without assistance of an advocate, you can still hire an advocate to plead in person when the case is heard.
How do I file a petition for custody in NY?
Where to File for Custody. Custody cases are usually started in Family Court. The petition should be filed in the county where the child lives. Sometimes, if the parents are married and getting a divorce, one of the parents file for custody as part of the divorce in Supreme Court.
What to do when your child doesn't want to spend time with you?
When Your Child Doesn't Want to Spend Time with The Other ParentDon't put your children in the middle. You need to make sure that you are not the cause. Don't take it personally. Talk to your children and seek out therapy for them if they are really struggling. If your children volunteer why they don't want to go the other parent's house, talk to your ex-spouse about it.
Can a 16 year old refuse to see a parent?
It's a common child custody myth that once children reach a certain age, they are perfectly within their rights to decide to limit their time with or to not see a parent. The only way to change this situation is for the custodial parent to go to court and try to get a modification of the custody agreement.
Does the custodial parent have the right to know where the non custodial parent lives?
As the custodial parent, you do a have right to basic contact information, including the address where the child will be.
What rights do a non custodial parent have?
A possessory conservator, or noncustodial parent, has the legal right to spend time with the child and know the whereabouts of the child. These rights are commonly called “access and visita- tion” or “possession.”
What are the responsibilities of the non custodial parent?
Non-custodial parents are responsible for providing financial and medical support to their child or children. Non-custodial parents bear the responsibility for paying all of the ordered child support.
What happens if non custodial parent Cannot be served?
This is called "service of process." The Court does not serve the papers for you. It is up to YOU to make sure the other parent gets served. If the other parent is not properly served, your case could get dismissed and you will have to start all over!
What is the Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act?
The Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act (DDPA) of 1998, amended the CSRA. The DDPA entails felony punishment for a parent who moves to another state, or country, with the intention of evading child support payments if the debt has remained unpaid for over a year or is greater than $5,000.
Can you refuse service from a process server?
Can Someone Refuse to Be Served Papers? No, in California a person cannot refuse to accept service. If we can identify a person on whom legal service can be made either personally or by sub-service and they refuse to “accept” the documents, we can absolutely still serve them.
What happens if you avoid being served divorce papers?
Substituted methods of service If your spouse cannot personally serve you with divorce papers then she must go to the court and tell the judge about her efforts to do so. The affidavit that was filled out by the process server will be included along with a motion to have you served with a substituted method of service.