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No-Fault Divorce Doesn’t Necessarily Mean No-Trial

  •   March 1, 2011
  •    Steve Mandel
  •   Divorce

When the New York legislature passed a no-fault divorce statute (Domestic Relations Law §170) last summer, one of its goals was to cut down on lengthy and expensive litigation. Apparently one Essex County judge didn’t get this memo. Judith A. Strack filed for...

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No-Fault Divorce No Longer a Problem for NY?

  •   July 6, 2010
  •    Steve Mandel
  •   Divorce

Thanks to the State Assembly’s approval of BILL NO A09753A, New York finally has the option of no-fault divorce just like the rest of the country. Under this amendment to NY Domestic Relations Law §170, the minimum requirement for divorce will be one spouse...

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Is No-Fault Divorce Finally Here?

  •   June 22, 2010
  •    Steve Mandel
  •   Divorce

The big news that shook the New York divorce world last week was the passage of a no-fault divorce bill in the NY Senate by a 32-29 vote. Since 1966, New York judges have only been able to grant a divorce on grounds of cruelty, adultery, abandonment or imprisonment...

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Is Honesty Really the Best Policy with Your Family?

  •   June 5, 2010
  •    Steve Mandel
  •   In the News

Everyone lies a little (except lawyers, of course, all of whom hold themselves to the highest ethical standards). But could being honest with family members actually benefit you in court one day? An appeals panel in Albany said yes in a 3-2 ruling earlier this month....

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Welcome To Our New York City Family Law Blog

  •   January 5, 2010
  •    Steve Mandel
  •   In the News

We established this blog to share stories and information about topics relevant to our practice. Our intent is to highlight local stories, as well as national subject matter that we think you will find interesting. We will regularly update this blog and encourage you...

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