By DIANE S. WILLIAMS
MELS, the union’s Municipal Legal Services, held a virtual webinar on Nov. 2 on separation and divorce in New York State. More than 50 union members attended the event. Those interested in a recording of the webinar can view it here: http://bit.ly/3EyLs3V.
MELS legal experts provided advice to members and retirees who reside in New York and are considering a separation or divorce. The MELS staff discussed issues involved with deciding to divorce; having MELS represent you; the advantages of using MELS attorneys; what documentation is needed to start divorce proceedings, and shared other valuable information and resources.
Eligible DC 37 members can have MELS lawyers represent them in a divorce at no cost. MELS provides representation in matrimonial law issues such as separation, child custody and other legal matters, except criminal cases.
To speak with an attorney, call the MELS Screening Unit at 212 815-1111 or email MELSscreeningunit@dc37.net.