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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 treatise, Law and the Family New York, 2d (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.
Joel R. Brandes concentrates his practice in New York divorce and family law appeals. He also consults with and advises attorneys on complex litigated appellate and trial court matters pending in all of the New York state and federal courts. He has drafted briefs and advised attorneys with regard to many international child abduction cases, including cases in the United States Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He has been recognized by the New York Appellate Division as a "noted authority and expert on New York family law and divorce.” (See Matter of Brandes, 2015 WL 4664743, 2015 N.Y. Slip Op. 81096(U) (2d Dept.,2015)).
A Book Review which appeared in the New York Law Journal appears on the New York Divorce and Family Law website.
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