As one court put it, “Neither knaves nor fools should be representing debtors who need legal assistance.” Bankruptcy law is not for the inexperienced, imprudent, or unprepared. Take, for example, a very common situation: divorce after bankruptcy.
In the fourth “international” decision this month, Westchester County Supreme Court Justice Paul I. Marx dismissed a divorce action over which the Court had jurisdiction, deciding, however, that Nicaragua was the better forum.
With people moving internationally, New York divorce courts are with greater frequency asked to enforce pre and post nuptial agreements entered into by non-American citizens now living in New York.
The third of four decisions this month with an international context was decided by New York County Supreme Court Justice Manuel J. Mendez.
A London judge has ordered oil trader Michael Prest to pay his wife over $600,000 in support and alimony payments or face jail time.
The second of four decisions this month with an international flavor was also decided by New York County Supreme Court Justice Ellen Gesmer.
Our lives are becoming more and more connected to technology. Without even thinking about it, spouses may have digital or virtual assets with value to the community estate that should be considered in the division at divorce.
A power of attorney can be a necessary, if not critical mechanism by which to accomplish certain activities in one’s life, where the person instilled with such power acts as an agent on behalf of the appointing individual.
The New Jersey Supreme Court decided that a couple’s private communications remain protected under the marital communication privilege pursuant to N.J.R.E. 509 despite those communications being wiretapped by State investigators.
Choosing your health care power of attorney is an incredibly important decision, as the person you authorize — known also as an agent — will be able to make important decisions on your behalf if you can no longer communicate or become medically incapacitated, as in the instance of a coma.