The Law Office of Louis Sternberg is proud to announce that Louis Sternberg has been voted Second Place in the Best Divorce Attorney on Long Island category and also Second Place in the Best Lawyer on Long Island category in the Long Island Press’ “Best of Long Island for 2014.” This is a great honor.
A very common question for any matrimonial attorney is how does the wife go back to the use of her maiden name after the divorce. New York Domestic Relations Law 240-a addresses this issue. That section provides: Judgment or decree; additional provision. In any action or proceeding brought under the provisions of this chapter wherein.
In New York State, divorce actions are heard by the Supreme Court. The term “venue” refers to the county in which the divorce will be heard. CPLR 503 says that the divorce can be brought in the county in which either the Plaintiff or the Defendant resides. As the Plaintiff is the one who starts.
According to the Huffington Post, a Colorado man has literally “thrown away” his life savings in order to avoid giving it to his ex-wife as required by his divorce settlement. Earl Ray Jones apparently converted his $500,000 retirement and investment accounts into gold coins and bars and then threw the gold into a garbage can.