Tag Archives: fraud

What Is an Annulment and How Do I Annul My Marriage in New York?

An annulment is a remedy to declare null and void a marriage not legal to begin with. In New York, annulment is available when: One spouse was legally married to someone else at the time (sometimes called bigamy) One of the spouses was under the age of consent (18) The couple is too closely related…
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Getting a New York Prenup Thrown Out Can Be a Tall Order

The richest man in the state of Illinois, billionaire hedge-fund manager Ken Griffin, recently settled his high-profile and highly contentious divorce case. The settlement with wife Anne Dias Griffin was announced the day after a trial was supposed to begin on the validity and enforceability of their prenuptial agreement. Anne was trying to avoid the…
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Madoff Loss Jeopardizes Divorce Settlement

To the list of things Bernard L. Madoff has been blamed for ruining — retirements, lives, reputations — add another: a clean breakup.” The New York Times is reporting that a husband (a lawyer), who, entered into a settlement agreement distributing marital assets, which included an investment in Madoff’s hedge fund, is seeking contribution from…
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Post Nuptial Agreements Popularity Continues

Citing a recent New York Times article, Victor Medina in the New Jersey Divorce and Family Law Blog, comments on the rise in the use of post-nuptial agreements. Mr. Medina gives a great description of what post- nuptial agreements really are: What are “post-nuptial agreements”? Well, unlike pre-nuptial agreements, which deal with parties interested in…
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