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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Revision of Divorce Payments

From the Wall Street Journal:

A Nassau County judge dramatically reversed himself in a decision about divorce payments that had been cited by an independent commission as an example of flaws in legislation passed to reform New York's matrimonial laws.

In March 2011, Judge Norman Janowitz ordered Jeffrey Goldberg to pay his wife Jill Goldberg more than $17,000 a month, though his monthly take-home pay as an investment banker was only $12,775, according to court documents. His wife, Jill, is employed as a guidance counselor, earning $103,000 a year. Mr. Goldberg was laid off in August.

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Only an idiot would order Mr. Goldberg to pay $17,000/mo when the evidence clearly shows that Mr. Goldbergs pay/mo was only $12,000 and some change. Very poor decision made initially on this one, glad that in the end it was made right.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Lawyers | Apr 17, 2012 7:49:05 PM

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