Cases in Family Court and Supreme Court
All child support and custody matters involving children born to unmarried parents will be heard in Family Court. However, spousal support and child support matters may be heard by Family Court in the case of married parents. Family Court cannot adjudicate a divorce case.
All actions for divorce, separation or annulment will be heard by the Supreme Court of the State of New York (a trial court, and not the highest court in the State, despite what it sounds like).
Engaged? Celebrate! And then schedule a consultation with a matrimonial attorney
“I was engaged and married in my late 20’s. I spent hours in Kleinfeld’s looking at wedding gowns, hours looking at venues, hours (in person, on the phone, and by e-mail) with my florist to make sure my bouquet would be perfect, hours in multiple hair and makeup trials, and hours with various photographers. Planning a wedding takes a lot of time! But it was all worth it to make sure it would be a spectacular day….
Quarterlette.com, November 29, 2013, By Jennifer Kouzi
What is a Living Will?
A living will states your wishes for the kind of life-sustaining medical care or intervention you do or do not want. It is important to think about these decisions now, in the event you become terminally ill or unable to communicate.
What Is a Health Care Proxy?
A health care proxy assigns an agent to make medical decisions on your behalf in the event you are unable to do it for yourself. The proxy you select should be capable of understanding medical information, able to handle stress, be someone you trust to advocate your wishes and someone who will keep your best interests in mind.
Chelsea Clinton’s Cheat-Proof Prenup (we love it)
(From Maggie Kaminer) Lawyers point out that most of these so-called lifestyle clauses are hard to enforce, because what court is going to get involved in a dispute over weight, or whether someone refused to do it doggie style. But cheating may have more traction. “I don’t see why it wouldn’t be enforceable and valid if brought up before a court, as long as you can prove it, says Maggie Kaminer, a New York City matrimonial lawyer, who by the way, will be my lawyer, next time I get divorced. (Her firm consists of three mom-attorneys who went out on their own so they’d have more flexibility to raise their young kids. Way cool.)
By Liz Brody | Yahoo | Work + Money – Fri, Apr 30, 2010