Blog Posts in 2011

  • The Secret That Is the New York State Family Court

    || 29-Nov-2011

    As a daily practitioner of the Family Courts in the five boroughs of New York City, I have personally witnessed members of the public being denied access to Family Court courtrooms for one reason or another. Sometimes those reasons were valid, but most of the time the reasons were simply made up or not even provided. The fact of the matter is that the Uniform Rules for the Family Court provides ...
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  • History of the "No-Fault" Divorce Law in New York For decades, the closest thing New York had to a "no-fault" ground for divorce was a couple's physical separation for at least a year, pursuant to a Separation Agreement or Separation Judgment. That tide changed in August 2010, when then-Governor David Patterson signed legislation by which New York finally joined the ranks ...
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