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Below are FAQs for Divorce, Estate Planning, and Landlord/Tenant cases

Divorce FAQs Page

Please note that this FAQs page is for informational purposes only and none of this information should be construed as legal advice.

What is a Contested Divorce?

A Contested Divorce is when there is one or more issues that the parties cannot agree upon.

 

What is an Uncontested Divorce?

An Uncontested Divorce generally is a divorce in which both spouses agree on all issues in the case.

Can I get Divorced in New York?

Generally in order to get divorced in New York you have to satisfy both Grounds and Residency Requirements. A Ground is the reason you want to get divorced. Keep reading our FAQs page for further information regarding both.

Residency Requirements

Generally you have to fall into one of the below requirements to satisfy Residency Requirements:

  • Either you or your spouse have been living in New York State continuously for at least two years before the divorce case is started;
  • Either you or your spouse have been living in New York State continuously for at least one year before the divorce case is started and you got married in New York State;
  • Either you or your spouse have been living in New York State continuously for at least one year before the divorce case is started and you lived in New York State as a married couple;
  • Either you or your spouse have been living in New York State continuously for at least one year before the divorce case is started and the grounds for your divorce happened in New York State;
  • Both you and your spouse are residents of New York State on the day the divorce is started and the grounds for your divorce happened in New York State.
Grounds for Divorce

Generally you have to fall into one of the below requirements to satisfy Grounds:

  • Irretrievable breakdown in relationship for a period of at least 6 months
  • Cruel and inhuman treatment
  • Abandonment
  • Imprisonment
  • Adultery
  • Divorce after a legal separation agreement
  • Divorce after a judgment of separation
Do I have to go to Court for Uncontested Divorce?

Barring any exceptions, generally not.

Estate Planning FAQs Page

Please note that this FAQs page is for informational purposes only and none of this information should be construed as legal advice.

What boroughs do you practice in?

We generally practice in New York, Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.

 

Do you do Wills?

Yes.

Please contact us if you need legal assistance in drafting and executing a Will.

 

 

Can you help me Estate Plan matters for my children?

Yes. We can do that.

Please contact us for further assistance.

 

Do you do Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, and Living Wills?

Yes. We do all those documents as well.

Please contact us if you need legal assistance with any of these documents.

Do you do Prenuptial Agreements?

Yes.

Please contact us if you need a Prenuptial Agreement.

 

Can you help me draft a new Will if I already have one?

Given the correct legal circumstances in the State of New York: Yes, we can.

Please contact us for legal assistance.

 

How can I get started?

Contact us to set up a meeting.

(917) 570-1871, Sean@OsterLegal.com

Please contact us for legal assistance.

Landlord/Tenant FAQs Page

Please note that this FAQs page is for informational purposes only and none of this information should be construed as legal advice.

What boroughs do you practice in?

We generally practice in New York, Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.

 

Do you represent Landlords or Tenants?

We represent both.

Please contact us if you are a Landlord or Tenant in need of legal assistance.

 

 

Can you represent a Property Management Company?

Yes, we can help Property Management Companies with evictions.

Please contact us for legal assistance.

 

Do you represent Small Landlords?

Yes, we do.

If you own a House or an Apartment or similar, and you rent out a portion of it (a room or two) to a tenant or tenants, we can help you if you need legal assistance.

Please contact us for legal assistance.

Can my Landlord evict me without going to Court?

Generally not. Landlord’s usually cannot use “Self-Help.”

Please contact us for legal assistance if your Landlord is trying to evict you without going through the Court system.

Do I have rights as a Tenant?

Yes. You do have certain rights.

Please contact us for legal assistance if you believe your Landlord may be violating your legal Tenant rights.

Can you Evict a Squatter for us?

Given the correct legal circumstances in the State of New York: Yes, we can.

Please contact us for legal assistance.

 

The Law Office of Sean B. Oster, P.C.

240 East 79th Street, Suite A
New York, N.Y. 10075
(917) 579-1871
sean@osterlegal.com

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