Category Archives: Divorce

“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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Will Sir Paul get burned in his divorce

Paul McCartney announced recently that he was seeking a divorce from his present wife Heather Mills. The question most frequently asked, is why didn’t Paul (since we all seem to familiarly call him by his first name) have a pre-nuptial agreement. Whatever the reason he didn’t we can only speculate. Regardless, I believe that under New…
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