Katie Holmes Seeks Split from Tom Cruise Under New York Law

It appears a legal battle is waiting in the wings to determine the proper venue for the divorce suit between actors Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, and custody over their daughter Suri.   According to New York state law, a couple must satisfy one of the following residency requirements to be divorced...
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New York Divorce Lawyers are seeing a New Shade of Green

With a number of our neighboring states having already legalized same-sex marriage, notably Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Vermont, the recent decision adding the state of New York to that list is expected to spur a ripple effect throughout the nation. But this is not the only expecte...
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Nobel Prize winner claims professional negligence by his lawyer forced him to lose some of his award money in divorce

Jury selection began today in Federal Court in Washington, D.C. for a case involving Nobel Prize award money.  Prior to winning the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001, Joseph Stiglitz hired a divorce attorney.  Stiglitz is now suing his former attorney for $1 million for professional negligence, whi...
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Family Law Update: California judgment, dissolving marriage and distributing marital assets, was entitled to full faith and credit in New York

A California court’s divorce judgments, dissolving the parties’ marriage and distributing the marital assets, were entitled to full faith and credit by the New York courts.   Under full faith and credit doctrine, out-of-state judgments give res judicata effect to those issues conclusiv...
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Husband’s appeal to bring suit against former wife’s attorney seeking to recover damages for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty denied

The Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department recently upheld the lower court’s decision to deny a husband’s action against an attorney, in which the attorney represented his former wife in a divorce action, seeking to recover damages for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.  The husb...
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