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Blog Posts in 2011

Awards of Counsel Fee Pendente Lite Given More Weight

Effective October 2010, the Domestic Relations Law was amended to create a "rebuttable presumption" that counsel fees shall be awarded to the non-monied spouse in divorce actions. The Appellate ...
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Nassau County Judge Says There Is No Defense to "No Fault" Divorce

A recent New York Law Journal article, published on April 7, 2011, reports that a Nassau County Supreme Court matrimonial judge (Anthony J. Falanga) decided in a case before him that "a spouses ...
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Mediation in Matrimonial Cases in Nassau County Supreme Court

Spouses going through a divorce action in Nassau County Supreme Court may be required to attend mediation. As of March 2011, a program started by Hon. Robert Ross, Supervising Judge of the Nassau ...
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"Nesting" Is a Creative Custody Arrangement

If you are contemplating a divorce or a custody litigation, or you are in the midst of such a family conflict, but you believe that you and your significant other can work together to find a ...
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How Do You Select a Divorce Lawyer?

The thought of getting a divorce probably elicits quite a visceral response - fear, anger, sadness, anxiety - to name a few. Whether you are the spouse who initiates the divorce process or if your ...
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Another Reason to Mediate Your Divorce

As a result of the financial crisis in New York State, as of April 1, 2011, there no longer will be funding for Judicial Hearing Officers (JHO's) to assist the judges in handling litigated divorces in ...
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New York State Judicial Hearing Officers

Another casualty of the financial crisis in New York State is the elimination, or at least the suspension, of the use of Judicial Hearing Officers in divorce cases in the New York State Supreme Court. ...
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Does Edith Bunker Have A Ground for Divorce?

If you are contemplating getting divorced in New York, you are probably aware of the new law regarding proving grounds for divorce. The ground of the "irretrievable breakdown of the marriage", for ...
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Is No Fault Divorce in New York Really No Fault?

If you have been contemplating getting divorced in New York, you are probably aware that a new law took effect on October 15, 2010, which has been deemed "No Fault". Specifically, the new law added an ...
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