Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

Tag Archives: Settlement

Attacking Open-Court Divorce Stipulations: Is There a Double Standard?

Posted in Agreements and Stipulations
In its October 22, 2014 decision, the Appellate Division Second Department in Ebel v. Ebel  upheld an open-court divorce settlement stipulation against the attack of the wife. In his June, 2012 determination of the lower court, then Supreme Court Suffolk County Justice Hector D. LaSalle (now himself an Associate Justice on the Appellate Division Second Department) had rejected the argument of … Continue Reading

Divorce Counsel Fee Awards: Beware Formulaic Approaches

Posted in Counsel Fees
In his January 7, 2013 decision in Gluck v. Gluck, Nassau County Supreme Court Justice Daniel R. Palmieri, determined that the wife pay 80% of the counsel fees incurred by the husband, as such reflected the wife’s pro rata share of the parties’ total income. Following a 13-day trial, the parties agreed that the Court … Continue Reading

Confronting Sacred Beliefs in Divorce Settlement Negotiations

Posted in Custody and Visitation, Settlement
In A Taboo Exchange, an article in the July/August 2010 issue of Scientific American Mind magazine, Adam Waytz reported that a few recent studies have examined how people react when their most passionately held values are challenged.  He defined a “sacred value” as more than just a strongly-held belief, but rather a moral stance on … Continue Reading