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We Must All Bear Witness: Auschwitz 70 Years Later

Part I: http://5tjt.com/we-must-all-bear-witness-auschwitz-70-years-later/ Part II: http://5tjt.com/we-must-all-bear-witness-auschwitz-70-years-later-2/

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Prenuptial Agreements- Post-Petrakis

In a recent Nassau County case, the Supreme Court set aside a Prenuptial Agreement finding that the Husband fraudulently induced the Wife to execute a prenuptial agreement. To sustain this burden in the Petrakis case, the Wife had to prove a

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Escaping a Rotten Marriage in New York: Not So Fast

By:  Esther Schonfeld, Esq. & Deena Kessler, Esq. One of our client’s and her husband of 21 years were embroiled in a bitter divorce trial in a Manhattan courtroom.  Watching the divorce trial was like watching the super bowl, you

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Effects of Divorce on Second Marriages

A second marriage can be the result of only two things, divorce and death. These marriages have a much higher divorce rate than first marriages. This statistic can come from many different things, whether children, financial issues, or emotional problems,

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Elder Law Clinic Student Has Successful Outcome in Court Case

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Reasons for Divorce Among Young Couples

Sadly nowadays we can’t help but hear about the extremely high divorce rate among young newlywed couples. Why young people? Why is the divorce rate higher among younger couples? The simple explanation is that when couples enter a relationship they

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The Male Agunah – The Untold Story

By: Esther Schonfeld, Esq. & Deena Kessler, Esq. This week, I was fortunate and delighted to attend the wedding of a former client.  The wedding, an extremely lively and festive affair, was even more joyous because many in attendance had

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Shalom Bait – The Path Not Taken ENOUGH

 By: Esther Schonfeld, Esq. & Deena Kessler, Esq. “Marriage is a wonderful institution…but who wants to live in an institution.” Groucho Marx Not long ago, a 93 year old man came to my office to see me for a divorce.  As

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