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Book details
  • Genre:LAW
  • SubGenre:Family Law / Divorce & Separation
  • Language:English
  • Pages:836
  • Format:Hardcover
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781543910582

New York Matrimonial Trial Handbook

by Joel Brandes

Overview


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.

A Book Review which appeared in the New York Law Journal appears on the New York Divorce and Family Law website. 

ebook editions are available on the New York Divorce and Family Law website.  

Description

The New York Matrimonial Trial Handbook, by Joel R. Brandes, is devoted solely to the trial of a New York matrimonial action. It is a courtroom reference book to be used during the trial to enable counsel to successfully handle unusual evidentiary issues that frequently arise only in matrimonial actions. It is also an encyclopedia of questions for the direct and cross-examination of the parties and witnesses. It contains thousands of questions to ask in order to establish each element of a party’s cause of action and requests for ancillary relief. The New York Matrimonial Trial Handbook has one purpose - to help an attorney try a matrimonial action. Its scope is limited to that part of a matrimonial action that begins after trial preparation has been completed, and ends with the conclusion of the trial. The New York Matrimonial Trial Handbook is divided into five parts. Part 1 deals with preliminary matters, how to conduct a trial and the rules of evidence. Part 2 covers obtaining a divorce, separation, or annulment with questions to establish a prima facie case. Part 3 is devoted to obtaining maintenance, child support, exclusive occupancy of the marital residence, counsel fees and other ancillary relief. Part 4 deals with equitable distribution of marital property and the determination of separate property. Part 5 contains extensive coverage of custody litigation. Each Part of the Handbook includes the relevant substantive and procedural law, and the law of evidence related to that Part, and contains suggested questions for the examination and cross-examination of the parties and their witnesses.

About the author

Joel R. Brandes, a member of the New York Bar, lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with his wife ElizabethMr. Brandes is an acknowledged expert and authority on New York Divorce and Family Law. He is the author of  the treatise Law and The Family New York, 2d (9 volumes) (Thomson Reuters), and Law and the Family New York Forms (5 volumes) (Thomson Reuters).  His latest book, the New York Matrimonial Trial Handbook  is available in   the print edition at the Bookbaby BookstoreAmazon,  Barnes & Noble, Goodreads and other online book sellers.  It is also available in Kindle ebook editions and epub ebook editions for all ebook readers in his website bookstore ( www.nysdivorce.com).  He writes the annual updates to Law and the Family New York, 2d, and Law and the Family New York Forms, 2d with his daughter Bari Brandes Corbin, Esq., and his son Evan Barett Brandes, Esq.  He has authored more than five hundred articles that have been published in legal journals. His law practice is limited to matrimonial litigation, trials and appeals. For many years he authored “Law and the Family,” a regular monthly column in the New York Law Journal. During that time he co-chaired the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section and lectured on all aspects of matrimonial and family court practice to attorneys throughout the state. Mr. Brandes writes Bits and Bytes, ™ an electronic newsletter for the New York divorce and family law bench and bar, a website, New York Divorce and Family Law ( www.nysdivorce.com), and two blogs, “New York Divorce and Family Law” (https://brandeslaw.blogspot.com/) and “A Child is Missing: The International Child Abduction Blog”( https://joelbrandes.blogspot.com/).



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