The Divorce Report

No Fault Divorce Comes to New York

When it comes to divorce, New York is, in some respects a dinosaur; New York is the only state in the United States that does not have a true “No Fault” divorce.   That is, in New York in order to obtain a divorce, a party must allege, and if contested, prove, a legal basis for…
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Is rock, paper, scissors or picking odds/evens a better way to settle a case?

One federal judge, miffed at lawyers who could not agree on how to handle a dispute, ordered the lawyers to appear on the courthouse steps and resolve their petty squabble by playing rock, paper, scissors.  Judge Makes 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' Ruling.  Perhaps this is a good method of alternative dispute resolution. Clearly this judge would not…
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As summer begins, visitation issues heat up.

Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of summer. But, from a family law attorney’s perspective, summer began a long time ago. Some time before they purchase the sun screen, parents need  to make arrangements to plan for their children’s school vacation, summer camp and extended vacations away from home. However when the parents divorce and get to…
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Will Sir Paul get burned in his divorce

Paul McCartney announced recently that he was seeking a divorce from his present wife Heather Mills. The question most frequently asked, is why didn’t Paul (since we all seem to familiarly call him by his first name) have a pre-nuptial agreement. Whatever the reason he didn’t we can only speculate. Regardless, I believe that under New…
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