If you got served over the Thanksgiving weekend for a divorce, I can help!
One of my clients was served for divorce last year over the Thanksgiving
holiday. He couldn’t believe it. He called me on Saturday of the
holiday weekend and told me he had been served the day before. They had
just been with family and enjoying turkey on Thursday. He was sad, shocked
and a little angry too! He never saw it coming!
As a divorce attorney and psychologically trained mediator for over 35
years, I immediately explained what he needed to do.
First, I told him that he had been formally put on notice that his spouse
had filed a petition for divorce. We then discussed the summons to see
what his spouse was asking for, like spousal support, child support, distribution
of assets and so on.
I also explained when you are properly served, a (clock) starts ticking
in court. In every state, there is a limit to the amount of time you have
to file an answer to your spouse's divorce summons. The number of
days you have varies from state to state. However, in every state, the
countdown begins the day you are served with your divorce papers. In New
York State it is 20 or 30 days.
I also told him not to be afraid. I am here to help and there are a few
ways we can respond. He did retain me and my divorce team and we successfully
moved him through his divorce and got his a fair settlement.
My role as a divorce attorney and psychologically trained mediator is to
be legally informative and emotionally supportive in a sad and difficult
time. My role is to pave the path to productive discussions amidst a flurry
of very high emotions and to help a spouse make the right decisions.
If you have been served with a summons over the Thanksgiving holiday, I
suggest you do the following:
- Speak with a divorce attorney/mediator. Find out what your rights are,
and what you are entitled to;
- Consider mediation – if your spouse will back down from litigation.
Mediation is less stressful, not adversarial, more manageable, amicable,
cost effective and less time consuming;
- Acknowledge your emotions! They will range from tears, to anger, to wanting
revenge. It’s okay to feel sad and hurt!;
- Don’t try to hold on to someone who wants out. You don’t need
to spend the rest of your life with someone who doesn’t want to
be with you. You deserve much better!;
- Hire a divorce attorney/mediator who feels right to you. Someone you connect
with and who will guide, support and fight for you and your family!
Struggling relationships often end in divorce because the couple has stopped
trying and drifted apart. Often there are differing personality and character
issues affecting the marriage.
When a spouse decides to end a marriage, they have often made this decision
in response to a breakdown in communication, their needs not being met,
abuse, or simply not wanting to be married any longer.
If you get served with a summons, call me!
I, along with my litigation partner and team of experts, will be happy
to speak with you and walk you through the divorce process.
Having successfully served NYC for more than 35 years as an experienced
New York divorce attorney and medically trained mediator, I can tell you
that having the most skilled legal support will give you the best results.
Call me to schedule your free consultation. 212.734.1551.
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New York Divorce Attorney Lois Brenner is available to help you with your divorce!
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If you have been served with a summons, call divorce attorney Lois Brenner first!