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Appraiser’s Testimony By Skype Allowed At Divorce Trial

Posted in Trial
At a divorce trial, testimony by Skype will be allowed for the appraiser of an Oslo apartment. So held New York County Supreme Court Special Referee Louis Crespo in his April 3, 2014 decision in Steineger v. Perkins. Among other discovery-related applications after the matter had been placed on the trial calendar, Referee Crespo, upon… Continue Reading

Court Recognizes There Is No Defense to No-Fault Divorce, But Withholds Summary Judgment

Posted in Defenses, Grounds, No-fault (irretrievable breakdown), Trial
In his March 28, 2011 decision in A.C. v. D.R., Supreme Court Nassau County Justice Anthony J. Falanga gave full effect to New York’s new no-fault divorce law and temporary financial relief amendments. In this first blog of two parts, the Court’s joinder of the wife’s no-fault action with the husband’s pre-no-fault action will be… Continue Reading

Judge Mandates a Trial to Obtain a No-Fault Divorce

Posted in Custody and Visitation, Defenses, Grounds, No-fault (irretrievable breakdown), Trial
In actions commenced on or after October 12, 2010, Domestic Relations Law §170(7) provides for granting a divorce where one party states under oath that “the relationship between husband and wife has broken down irretrievably for a period of at least six months . . . .” It what may be the first decision to… Continue Reading