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WHAT IS A NEW YORK DIVORCE MOTION
May 11, 2017
A Motion is a request filed by an attorney requesting that the Court take action on some matter related to an ongoing dispute. There are countless varieties of Motions. Typically, Motions are filed to either enforce and existing court order or to modify a court order. This comes up in the issues of child custody, child support, alimony, discovery, and every other facet of the divorce process.
Motions may also be filed in an expedited fashion by way of an Order to Show Cause. Usually this is filed when a party is seeking emergency relief or if the Court rules require it to be so filed in that fashion rather than on Notice of Motion. There are many rules that form a predicate for a motion for relief which can be found in the New York Civil Procedure Rules and Law, the Domestic Relations Law and the Family Court Act.
Speak to and seek out the advise of a lawyer before attempting to file a motion in New York.
By: Lisa Beth Older, Esq. Your NYC Divorce Lawyer