NYC Update: What Court Cases Will Be Heard Through April 19, 2020

Here’s a quick update on the order issued by the Court Administration.

“In sickness and in health,” but not in Quarantine: why COVID-19 may trigger divorce rate spike

The Dow has dropped, but divorce rates may spike as the coronavirus leads more couples into work-from-home solutions in close quarters that can lead to increased marital disputes.

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That extra time together could spell disaster to some relationships.

With the news of companies moving to keep workers on voluntary quarantine — working from home where possible — and various state responses to the pandemic, couples already in a fractious relationship may now find themselves stuck at home together. Being stuck in close quarters is generally positive for most couples, but those who are already having relationship problems may find themselves pushed over the edge.

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New York Outlaws β€œRevenge Porn”

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In an amazing move to support victims of “Revenge Porn” — the sharing or posting of naked or sexually suggestive photos or videos — the State legislature approved a bill outlawing the same.

“As a divorce and family law attorney, I know first hand how difficult these situations can be, and having this additional tool will be tremendous for my clients,” said Morghan Richardson, a partner at Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP in Manhattan.

“This bill is a triumph for victims who have been unable to get law-enforcement or the courts to act to provide protection and recourse to have the revenge-porn removed from websites.”

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Divorce Financing Options: Creative Ways to Fund Your Case

wsm-header-eEarlier this week, Financial blogger Emma Johnson β€” who writes at WealthySingleMommy.com β€” penned an interesting piece about financing options for women who may be trapped in bad marriages with no way to finance a divorce. Continue reading “Divorce Financing Options: Creative Ways to Fund Your Case”

When Enough Is Enough: Saying No To Domestic Violence | By Rachel Goldenberg

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By Rachel Goldenberg, an associate attorney at the offices of Richardson Legal PLLC. Ms. Goldenberg is chronicling her experiences as a young lawyer on the Times of Israel blog.Β 

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There are a lot of things they teach you in law school. They teach you to be an advocateΒ but not to take on your clients’ issues as your own. They teach you to be selective andΒ not retain every client who walks through your door. They teach you to take cases youΒ can handle and those you can β€œsort of” handle so that you can learn from them. But even withΒ all of these β€œlessons,” nothing really prepares you for that first client who gets to you.

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