The Divorce Report

Pre-Nuptial Agreements: Till divorce do us part

The gossip pages will always provide rich material for the divorce and family law blogs. This weekend was no exception.  Nicole Kidman wed this weekend, but before the ceremony, she and her new husband signed a pre-nuptial agreement. A pre-nuptial agreement is a good way for parties to protect their assets prior to marriage and…
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“So how much will this divorce cost?

 I often receive telephone calls from prospective clients and, without fail, the first question out of their mouth is, “How much will a divorce cost?”   I cannot answer that question, at least without probing further. A divorce is not a commodity. A prospective client is not purchasing a widget, where they can comparison shop by…
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No Fault Divorce Comes to New York

When it comes to divorce, New York is, in some respects a dinosaur; New York is the only state in the United States that does not have a true “No Fault” divorce.   That is, in New York in order to obtain a divorce, a party must allege, and if contested, prove, a legal basis for…
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Is rock, paper, scissors or picking odds/evens a better way to settle a case?

One federal judge, miffed at lawyers who could not agree on how to handle a dispute, ordered the lawyers to appear on the courthouse steps and resolve their petty squabble by playing rock, paper, scissors.  Judge Makes 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' Ruling.  Perhaps this is a good method of alternative dispute resolution. Clearly this judge would not…
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