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It is well established in New York that in the determination of parties’ rights in a divorce action, marital property is “all property acquired by either or both spouses during the marriage and before the execution of a separation agreement or the commencement of a matrimonial action.” New York Domestic Relations Law (DRL) 236[B][c]. Accordingly, pension rights earned during a marriage “are properly considered marital property subject to equitable distribution.” Olivo v. Olivo, 82 N.Y.2d 202, 207 (1993); Majauskas v. Majauskas, 61 N.Y.2d 481; Dolan v. Dolan, 78 N.Y.2d 463, 464-65; Berardi v. Berardi, 54 A.D.3d 982, 985.
By Matthew A. Feigin
This article is intended to help practitioners by warning of mistakes the author has seen matrimonial attorneys make in applying federal tax law.
By Laurence J. Cutler and Alyssa M. Clemente
Part Two of a Two-Part Article
According to the authors, using the holding of recent New Jersey Supreme Court case Bisbing v. Bisbing as a model, the clear and current trend throughout the United States that when a custodial parent is seeking to relocate outside of the state with a child, the best interest of the child standard should apply.
By David Bliven
This article addresses some deficiencies in reviewing separation or settlement agreements done in divorce cases, and recommends various clauses that practitioners may implement in their own practices.
Analysis of a case in which the Eighth Circuit reversed the confirmation by the Board of Immigration Appeals of a deportation order because the Immigration Judge’s finding of a fraudulent marriage was not based on proper evidence.