Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

Tag Archives: Valkavich v. Valkavich

Is it Open Season on Prenuptial Agreements?

Posted in Agreements and Stipulations
In its February 20, 2013 decision in Cioffi-Petrakis v. Petrakis, the Second Department affirmed the decision of former Nassau County Supreme Court Justice Anthony J. Falanga which set aside the parties’ prenuptial agreement. Indeed, decisions over the past year indicate that there may be a pendulum swinging towards easing the burden on the party (generally, the … Continue Reading

Mediated Divorce Settlement Agreement Upheld In Light Of Waiver of Financial Disclosure

Posted in Agreements and Stipulations
The ex-husband brought this post-divorce civil action against his ex-wife and Alan L. Finkel, the attorney who mediated the spouses’ 2007 divorce settlement agreement, seeking to set aside that agreement. In his July 12, 2012, decision in Valkavich v. Valkavich, Suffolk County Supreme Court Justice Ralph T. Gazzillo, granted summary judgment dismissing the complaint. The … Continue Reading