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Court Finds No Defense to New York’s No-Fault Divorce Statute

April 7, 2011

A Husband’s claim that New York’s “no-fault” divorce statute violates his constitutional rights has been rejected in the March 28, 2011 decision of A.C. v. D.R. The statute, DRL §170(7), permits a party to obtain a divorce by swearing under oath…

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Why The Team Approach To A New York Collaborative Divorce Makes Sense

March 27, 2011

When collaborative divorce was first developed, it was a process that involved two attorneys and their clients. The attorneys not only counseled and advised their clients about the law, but also about the financial and child-related issues that needed to be resolved.…

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Will Mandatory Mediation Help Settle New York Divorce Cases?

February 20, 2011

A mandatory mediation program has been implemented in Supreme Court Nassau County for all couples who seek to have their divorces heard by a judge. How successful will this program be in helping couples settle their cases without additional court involvement? After…

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As The Divorce Rate Increases, Divorce Financial Professionals Are Available To Help Clients Make Decisions Based Upon Economic Realities

February 13, 2011

NPR reported this week that the divorce rate is on the rebound due to the fact that the economy is improving. Some of the reasons cited for this change are the fact that credit is getting somewhat easier to obtain, investment…

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Marriage and the Expectation of Online Privacy

January 9, 2011

A Michigan man, Leon Walker, was recently charged with invasion of privacy after reading his wife’s email on a computer they shared. He confirmed his suspicion that she was having an affair, but now he is facing the possibility of…

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New York Lawyers Can Expect An Increase in Cases Due to No Fault Divorce

October 15, 2010

New York’s new no fault divorce law – which allows a couple to divorce if one party claims there has been an irretrievable breakdown in the marriage – went into effect on October 12, 2010. Will this increase the number…

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Cohabitation Agreements Make Sense For New York Parents Who Choose Not To Marry

October 8, 2010

The New York Times recently reported that marriage rates are down in the U.S, and for the first time the number of young adults who have never married are exceeding the number who have. Instead of marrying, more and more…

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Acts of Courage on 9/11 and in Everyday Life

September 29, 2010

I’ve been thinking about the meaning of courage ever since Sunday, September 26th, when I ran in the Tunnel to Towers Run, which is a charity run in honor of FDNY Firefighter Stephen Siller. On the morning of September 11, 2001,…

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Mediation or Collaborative Divorce – What is the right process for New Yorkers?

August 16, 2010

Most of the clients who come to my office to discuss their divorce know that they do not want to go to court. Not only is it expensive and time consuming, but they do not want a judge to make personal decisions…

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New York Finally Enacts No-Fault Divorce

August 15, 2010

Governor David Patterson signed New York’s no-fault divorce bill into law yesterday, bringing New York in line with the 49 other states that already have some version of the law. So what exactly does this bill do? It amends Section…

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Why I Practice Collaborative Law

August 12, 2010

On August 11, 2010, I was a presenter at a CLE entitled “Why Would An Attorney Want to Practice Collaborative Law?”, which was presented by the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals and sponsored by Moses & Singer, LLP. The matrimonial litigators…

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