Once a person files for divorce, New York courts give them 120 days to serve their spouse.
If you know, or strongly suspect that your spouse has filed but you haven’t been served, you can file separately on your own to move the action forward.
If you have needs like establishing immediate custody, temporary spousal and child support, or other pressing issues that should be handled promptly, it may be to your benefit to file on your own and implement those orders.
The judge will also issue automatic orders that will protect things like your bank and investment accounts, health and life insurance, and prevent your spouse from liquidating assets.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you understand your options if your spouse has filed for divorce but you haven’t been served, and develop strategies that protect you going forward.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 for a free consultation with an experienced Brooklyn divorce attorney.