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A Legal Separation may be the first step towards a Divorce in the State of New York.  In some states, this was commonly known as a “Divorce from Bed and Board”.  The minimum period of time for a Legal Separation to become grounds for a divorce is one year. Prior to New York’s emergence as a “no fault” divorce state; this legal process was frequently used to create grounds for a divorce.  The Legal Separation allows the two parties to function as though they are no longer married; with the exception that neither party can remarry.  Requests can be made for alimony (spousal maintenance), child support, and the division of property.  A Legal Separation might stay in effect for a much longer period of time.  For instance, if a couple have children that are still in school and they don’t want to divide property until their child is eighteen years of age, they may determine the “ground rules” of maintaining their household until their child graduates from high school or some other milestone.  Some couples who have strong religious objections to divorce may opt for a Legal Separation and maintain this status until they die.  However, with the evolution of the “no fault divorce” across the United States it is a legal status that is used less frequently.

 

If you are contemplating a Legal Separation, but not sure you are ready for Divorce, please submit your question below, or call our office for prompt attention to your legal needs.  If you’re sure you’re ready to move ahead, feel free to explore our Legal Affairs Center and being to prepare your legal documentation today.

 

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I could not be happier to have had Mary Katherine Brown prepare my Last Will and Testament, living will, Health care proxy and other documents. I truly appreciated her accessibility and patience. What I thought would be a confusing and uncomfortable task, she made into an easily understandable process. I can tell she is very knowledgeable and I trust her guidance.

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A very professional and responsive attorney you want to hire for your legal needs!
Posted by Elaine
Mar 09, 2020

Mary Katherine Brown was a delight to work with these past months. I had an issue come up for Brooklyn Family Court with my ex-husband on a support matter and wanted to retain an attorney instead of handling on my own as in the past. I researched some reviews and found Ms. Brown. She is very organized in her thoughts and plans, as well as, very professional in the court environment. I relayed my concerns on some particular issues…

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Excellent experience
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Mar 08, 2020

I had an excellent experience using Mary Katherine for a prenuptial agreement. She was great every step of the way – understanding what my goals were for the agreement, answering my questions and explaining different components of the agreement and working expeditiously to get the agreement signed. I would definitely recommend Mary Katherine, and would work with her again.

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Mar 05, 2020

Mary Katherine Brown made me feel comfortable and safe in a time when I had no clue what the future would bring. I still don’t but it is nice to have an empathetic ear and someone who isn’t just jumping towards conclusions. She really listened to me and that felt great.

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Mar 03, 2020

I am grateful to Mary Brown for providing me with a relevant piece of advice regarding my custody case in a family court and following me through further steps I needed to take. She is an amazing and knowledgeable attorney, the consultation was scheduled in no time!!!

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Great attorney and wonderful person
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Oct 29, 2019

I feel so incredibly lucky to have found Ms. Brown to help me develop a post nup during a very difficult period of life. She is so knowledgeable, thorough and thoughtful. I always felt heard and that I was working with someone who sincerely had my best interests in mind. The bonus is that she also happens to be compassionate, empathetic and seems to be a genuinely good person. She kept me calm and remained dedicated throughout many pivots. Her staff is also great- everyone is consistently responsive and professional.

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Posted by Alla
Aug 22, 2019

I hired Ms Brown to resolve a rather complicated child relocation case. She’s been very knowledgeable, reassuring and supportive throughout the whole ordeal. I really wish I would have met her before the attorney that I hired in the first place, who almost ruined my case. Thank you, Ms Brown, I hope to never need your help again, but would love to stay in touch.

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Jul 17, 2019

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I had a child support issue. I contact several lawyer on Avvo and none really call me back.
I contact Ms Brown, and I paid for one hour consultation.
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Posted by Alonzo
Mar 02, 2019

Miss Brown represented me in several cases while clearly explaining the situations and presenting all of my available options to me before giving her recommended plan of action. Some of my issues involved my parental rights that she worked diligently to resolve. Her office is professional and friendly, which is greatly appreciated when dealing with the stress of court. She was easy to reach, always got back to me, and always kept me informed. She’s the best attorney I have ever worked wi

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I could not be happier to have had Mary Katherine Brown prepare my Last Will and Testament, living will, Health care proxy and other documents. I truly appreciated her accessibility and patience. What I thought would be a confusing and uncomfortable task, she made into an easily understandable process. I can tell she is very knowledgeable and I trust her guidance.


Brooklyn Family & Divorce Lawyer MKB
Brooklyn Family & Divorce Lawyers
147 Prince Street
Suite 24
Brooklyn, New York 11201

(718) 878-6886
$ 9AM - 6PM
5/5 Based on 4 Reviews
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If you are looking for an attorney who would listen to your concern and tirelessly work with/for you to get results then Mary Katherine Brown is who you are looking for. She promptly addressed my concerns and kept me informed throughout the process. At the end she produce results I am happy with. Thanks again Counselor!
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Mary Katherine Brown is one of Brooklyn's top divorce lawyers
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Brooklyn Family & Divorce Lawyer MKB
Brooklyn Family & Divorce Lawyers
425 Madison Avenue
9th Floor
New York, New York 10017

(718) 878-6886
$ 9AM - 6PM
5/5 Based on 3 Reviews
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If you are looking for an attorney who would listen to your concern and tirelessly work with/for you to get results then Mary Katherine Brown is who you are looking for. She promptly addressed my concerns and kept me informed throughout the process. At the end she produce results I am happy with. Thanks again Counselor!
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Mary Katherine Brown is one of Brooklyn's top divorce lawyers
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