Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

Tag Archives: Justice Deborah A. Kaplan

A Party’s Sworn Statement Of Irretrievable Breakdown Is Incontestable: The First Department Weighs In

Posted in No-fault (irretrievable breakdown)
In its October 30, 2014 decision in Hoffer-Adou v. Adou, the Appellate Division, First Department, affirmed the granting of summary judgment awarding a no-fault divorce solely upon the plaintiff’s (here the wife) sworn statement. That award had been made below by Supreme Court, New York County Justice Deborah A. Kaplan. In so holding the First … Continue Reading

Pendente Lite Award Prospectively Charged as an Advance Against Wife’s Share of Marital Property

Posted in Agreements and Stipulations, Temporary (Pendente Lite) Relief
On the wife’s motion for temporary relief, Supreme Court, New York County Justice Deborah A. Kaplan in Lennox v. Weberman, awarded the wife tax-free maintenance of $38,000 per month, plus the wife’s unreimbursed medical expenses up to $2,000 per month, interim counsel fees of $50,000, and expert fees of $35,000. By its February 26, 2013 … Continue Reading