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Matrimonial Law

Yes, You Can Handle The Truth, Even in Your New York Divorce Case

Each year, I am honored to serve as New York divorce lawyer for dozens of individuals who are seeking to move on with their lives after reaching the painful realization that their marital relationships are irretrievably broken. My clients come from virtually all walks of life. Regardless of the nature of their marital issues or

Never Send Confidential Information to Your Divorce Lawyer from Your Employer-Provided Email Account

There are few things more important for an effective relationship between a client and their divorce attorney than their ability to communicate with each other in absolute confidence. This is known as attorney client privilege. The doctrine of attorney client privilege is so important that it is codified in New York Law. Specifically, Section 4503(a)

New York Courts Allow Testimony of Battered Women’s Syndrome

At some point in his or her career, every divorce lawyer will encounter a case in which one of the parties exhibits symptoms of battered women’s syndrome. The term, which is sometimes abbreviated BWS, first came into usage in the 1970’s and is used to describe the behavioral pattern of a person who is emotionally,

New York County Supreme Court: The Mecca For NY Uncontested Divorce Cases

An article published in Today’s edition of the New York Law Journal highlighted the longstanding practice among New York divorce lawyers of filing uncontested divorce cases in New York County (Manhattan) rather than in other boroughs. In the article, several divorce lawyers expressed their preference for filing in Manhattan because the divorces tend to proceed

If You Want to Win Your Divorce Case, You Need a Divorce Lawyer Who Focuses on Financial Details

To achieve a successful outcome in divorce – whether through negotiation, motion practice, or trial – a divorce lawyer must carefully focus on financial details. Bank account records, credit card statements, pay stubs, 1099 forms, income tax returns, retirement records, account summaries, canceled checks, and other financial information and materials must be thoroughly examined and

New York Appellate Court Affirms Award of Custody Without a Trial

Contested custody disputes are, without question, the most stressful of all family law cases. In every custody dispute, each parent faces the daunting prospect that a complete stranger will decide, based on limited information, the role that he or she will have in the life of their child. In New York – as in other

Parent’s Willingness to Encourage and Facilitate Relationship Between Child and Other Parent is a Significant Factor in Custody Determination

In New York, the adjudication of custody disputes often entails a years-long process involving multiple court appearances, an appointment of attorneys to represent the subject children, and temporary orders. In many cases, the behavior the parties while the custody case is pending provides valuable information to the court about which parent is better suited to

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