Monthly Archives: April 2008

When a Party to Divorce Blogs . . . .

Following up on yesterday’s post about disgruntled spouses airing their dirty laundry on the internet, the front page of the New York Times featured the article When the Ex Blogs, the Dirtiest Laundry Is Aired. According to the article, it is now fairly common to write a blog about your divorce. It is impossible to…
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Details of Divorce in You Tube Video

Discretion, being the better part of valor, it is seldom a good idea for a party to a divorce, to publicize the gory details of their case. But one ill-advised wife went even further;   she made  a You Tube video so she could air her dirty laundry. In her video, Tricia Walsh Smith discuss her…
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Husband Required to Pay Child Support for Artificially Inseminated Child

On appeal, a court ruled that a husband can be deemed the legal parent of a child born to his wife, where the child was conceived as a result of artificial insemination during the marriage, but where the husband's consent to the artificial insemination was not obtained in writing. Domestic Relations Law § 73  provides…
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The Recession, The Housing Crisis and Divorce

They started to the fight When the money got tight . . .                 Billy Joel, Scenes from an Italian Restaurant With all the talk about recession and the fall-out from the sub-prime mortgage crisis, it is no surprise the telephones in most divorce lawyers’ offices are ringing off the hook. I have even noticed…
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New York Courts Continue Trend: Same Sex Marriage Recognized

A second appellate court went out of its way to implicitly recognize the legitimacy of same sex marriage in New York. I previously discussed the case of Funderburke v. State of New York in which the claim of an employee of the Uniondale school district who sought health benefits for his same-sex partner was dismissed.…
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Hidden Assets in Divorce: A Revealing Look

A recent study discovered that 20% of divorcing couples tried to conceal assets or income from the spouse. As reported in the Telegraph: The study - by the accounting firm Grant Thornton, which surveyed 100 family lawyers - found that husbands were much more dishonest when a marriage crumbled.In cases where assets had been hidden,…
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