Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

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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

Wife Wins Million-Dollar Lottery While Divorce Action Is Pending

Posted in Child Support (C.S.S.A.), Counsel Fees, Equitable Distribution, Temporary (Pendente Lite) Relief
What does a court do with a wife who claims not to have discovered that she was a million-dollar winner of a May 19, 2011 lottery drawing until only days before the ticket would have expired a year later, and 11 months after she was awarded temporary support and counsel fees in her pending divorce action? … Continue Reading