Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

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Disqualification of Counsel: Is It A Shield Or A Sword?

Posted in Attorney and Client
In a 3-1 decision on February 4, 2015 in Cohen v. Cohen, the Second Department disqualified a prominent Long Island matrimonial firm from representing the wife in this 2011 divorce action. It was disputed whether in November 2010 the husband had consulted Steven J. Eisman, senior partner in Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara &… Continue Reading

Ordering Joint Custody in Contested Divorce Custody Proceedings

Posted in Custody and Visitation
Two decisions this past month involved joint custody awards despite antagonism between the parents and contested custody proceedings. In Prohaszka v. Prohaszka, Supreme Court Putnam County Justice Francis A. Nicolai had awarded the divorcing parties joint legal custody of the parties’ children, with the mother having primary physical custody and final decision-making authority. In its… Continue Reading