NEW YORK: Block v. Block, 685 N.Y.S.2d 443 (1999) Contingency fees are marital property

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Did you marry a highly successful attorney? Well, you will like this case. It stands for the principle that any contingency fee case commenced before your divorce action is marital property. However, the case makes clear that the the fees should be “divided in proportion to the amount of time expended on the cases during the marriage …

Read moreNEW YORK: Block v. Block, 685 N.Y.S.2d 443 (1999) Contingency fees are marital property

NEW YORK: Matisoff v. Dobi, 90 N.Y.2d 127, 659 N.Y.S.2d 209 (1997). A prenup must be "acknowleged"

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A prenuptial agreement must be acknowledged in the manner of a deed in order to be enforceable. Matisoff v. Dobi stands for the principle that without a properly acknowledged agreement, a prenup is not worth the paper it is written on. By acknowledged the law requires that the notary public not only notarize the document, …

Read moreNEW YORK: Matisoff v. Dobi, 90 N.Y.2d 127, 659 N.Y.S.2d 209 (1997). A prenup must be "acknowleged"

Should attorneys set up their divorce clients on blind dates?

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This is a very interesting idea. Can’t say I ever thought of it before I accidentally found this webpage. What do you think? Should lawyers be setting up their divorce clients on blind dates? Is it a good idea? Is it ethical? Read the story here.

Shopping for a divorce lawyer

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SHOPPING FOR A DIVORCE LAWYER Shopping for a divorce lawyer? Made the decision to get a divorce and now you need to find a divorce lawyer? Who better to advise you on the process of bagging a good divorce lawyer than a divorce lawyer? Makes complete sense! Look, the short answer is, find a lawyer …

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