Purchasers of the New York Matrimonial Trial Handbook may obtain a free copy of the New York Matrimonial Trial Handbook 2023 Update pdf Edition, which supplements the 2017 Edition, by submitting proof of purchase to firstname.lastname@example.org. An electronic edition of the 2023 update is available on the Consulting services website at www.nysdivorce.net Hardcover and paperback editions of the 2023 update are available at Amazon.
The New York Matrimonial Trial Handbook, by Joel R. Brandes, a member of the New York Bar, was written for both the attorney who has never tried a matrimonial action and for the experienced litigator. It is not a treatise. It is a “how to” book for lawyers. This handbook is a companion work to his 12 volume treatise, Law and the Family New York (Thomson Reuters), which contains extensive coverage of the substantive and procedural law related to matrimonial actions and family court proceedings. The New York Matrimonial Trial 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 book 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.
A Book Review which appeared in the New York Law Journal appears on the New York Divorce and Family Law website.