Monthly Archives: October 2007

Orders of Protection for Dogs?

I previously wrote about custody of dogs in divorce actions. Now, there is a trend to issue orders of protection in favor of pets. The New York Times reported that in one case in Connecticut, a golden retriever was granted an order of protection against one half of a divorcing couple. As the police tell…
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Flat Fee v. The Billable Hour: The Debate Continues

My dialogue with Ben Stevens on the merits of billable hour versus the flat fee in a matrimonial action continues. Let me say at the outset, that I am certainly no fan of the billable hour. For many reasons, I  prefer the flat fee model. The number one reason, it is predictable. With certainty, I…
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