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New York Matrimonial Trial Handbook

The New York Matrimonial Trial Handbook by Joel R. Brandes is available online in the print edition at the Bookbaby Bookstore and other bookstores. It is now available in Kindle ebook editions and epub ebook editions in our website bookstore. It is also available at Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble and Goodreads.

The New York Matrimonial Trial Handbook was written for both the attorney who has never tried a matrimonial action and for the experienced litigator. It is a “how to” book for lawyers. This 836 page handbook focuses on the procedural and substantive law, as well as the law of evidence, that an attorney must have at his or her fingertips when trying a matrimonial action. It is intended to be an aid for preparing for a trial and as a reference for the procedure in offering and objecting to evidence during a trial. The handbook deals extensively with the testimonial and documentary evidence necessary to meet the burden of proof. There are thousands of suggested questions for the examination of witnesses at trial to establish each cause of action and requests for ancillary relief, as well as for the cross-examination of difficult witnesses. Table of Contents

Monday, October 02, 2006

Right to Assignment of Counsel in Divorce and Custody Cases

We applaud the New York Legislature for finally recognizing that indigent litigants in custody and visitation cases broght in the Supreme Court should have the same right to the assignment of free counsel as litigants in custody and visitation cases brought in the family court. Judiciary Law 35 has been amended to require Judges in the Supreme Court to assign counsel in such cases. It would appear that the Supreme Court judges are now required to notify defendants of the right to counsel, as well as the right to an adjournment to obtain counsel, and to the right to the appointment of free counsel if they can not afford to retain an attorney. It would also appear that these rights apply, even in divorce cases, where custody or visitation is in issue.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:52 AM

    What if I had an attorney and a good separation agreement but my attorney had to step out because of a conflict of interest? Then due to emotional duress I signed off of everything and ended up with a shared custoday and no child support. Two totally different documents. The first was in 2000 and the second was in 2003.
    Should I go back to an attorney?

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