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Matrimonial Matters: Fourth Department delves into comity claim

In its July 25 Decision in O’Reilly-Morshead v. O’Reilly-Morshead [788 CA18-00071], the Fourth Department Appellate Division looked to comity conventions in determining equitable distribution in a divorce. Comity, in its legal sense is: The legal principle that political entities (such ...

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Matrimonial Matters: Interesting Third Department case regarding separate and marital property

The Court of Appeals 2009 decision in Mahoney-Buntzman v. Buntzman (12 NY3d 415) has greatly affected how separate/martial property and debt claims are viewed in divorce. While this decision has alleviated matrimonial practitioners of some tedious tracing labors, exactly how ...

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