More and more jurisdictions are recognizing civil unions between same sex couples. What happens when one of the partners to a civil unions dies because of a work related injury. Is the surviving partner entitled to New York Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits? The Third Department was faced with this question
On Friday, in the first ruling of its kind, the Appellate Division, Fourth Department gave legal recognition to a gay marriage from another jurisdiction. The other jurisdiction was Canada, and the Court gave recognition to the marriage under the State’s longstanding “marriage recognition rule” – Martinez v County of Monroe,
On February 1st, the Fourth Department gave legal recognition in New York to a homosexual marriage that was performed in Canada in Martinez v County of Monroe, 2008 NY Slip Op 00909 . According to canada.com, Monroe County will now appeal the Fourth Department’s decision to the Court of Appeals.
It is somewhat common in divorces for the parties to reach an agreement regarding spousal support. Tuesday’s decision by the Court of Appeal in Graev v Graev, 2008 NY Slip Op 0794 should give a warning to parties entering into such agreements, and the attorneys drafting them, to make it explicitly clear
At the invitation of the National Bar Association and with the support of the Minister of education and youth, 650 lawyers went to France on October 4 to meet with more than 16000 college students and their teachers. One day, we will educate our children about their rights and obligations,
Marital property refers to all property (including ownership rights and interests) acquired by husband and wife during their marriage. This includes, with some exceptions, all debts incurred by the couple during their marriage. The Washington matrimonial property law recognizes the concept of community property, that is, almost all property acquired
On the occasion of the UN General Assembly, 19 countries united on September 23 to openly oppose international attacks on life and family. In the joint statement, they denied the existence of any international abortion rights and opposed sex education policies that did not respect parental rights and beliefs. On