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Clifford Petroske

New Spousal Maintenance Law

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UPDATE: Governor Cuomo signed the bill into law on September 25, 2015. The Temporary Maintenance provisions are effective for divorce cases filed on or after October 25, 2015, and the balance of the law is effective for cases filed on or after January 23, 2016. Long-awaited revisions to the spousal maintenance…

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Danger Of The DIY Divorce Agreement

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An all-too-common scenario involves the separating couple who prepare their own settlement agreement which contractually resolves all of their issues – everything from custody and support, to property and debt division —  only to find out months or possibly years down the road that their agreement is defective and unenforceable….

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In Rare Decision Judge Allows Access To Raw Data Behind Forensic Report In Custody Case

By | child custody, forensic psychology, Insights & News

It is no secret that the Courts are overburdened with litigation.  With matrimonial trials sometimes lasting weeks, courtroom time is at a premium.   Wishing to reduce both the congestion and the cost of litigation, judges will commonly appoint “neutral” experts, instead of each party hiring his/her own partisan expert.  By…

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