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Divorce in New York State
"New York State has many differences from most other states in its law regarding divorce. Here is a short, interesting ride through a tumultuous topic. All questions are based on New York State law."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Ren and Stimpy have been married for about 20 years, and decide that they just don't feel the love anymore. They can obtain a divorce based upon their irreconcilable differences.
George wants to divorce Barbara and he thinks he has all kinds of grounds to go forward with the action! Which of the following is NOT one of the statutory grounds for divorce in New York State?
You and your spouse live according to a separation agreement for at least one year
Your spouse refuses to have sexual intercourse with you after repeated requests, without a valid reason
Your spouse treats you in a manner that makes it unsafe or improper for you to continue on as a married couple
Your spouse has sex with another man, at your request, so that you can use adultery as grounds for divorce
You met her in a club down in old Soho. You got married and now hate your new spouse, Lola. But you just can't seem to decide what ground to use for divorce. What is the most commonly used ground for divorce in New York State?
Spouse has been incarcerated for at least 5 years
Cruel and inhuman treatment
When Dick and Jane get divorced, all of their assets must be identified and divided up. In New York State, this process is called what type of distribution?
Jimmy Hoffa decided to get divorced. Being active in a union, he had a substantial pension and he knew that his wife would be entitled to some portion of it, since he had accrued some of the benefits during the course of the marriage. What was the name of the famous New York State Court of Appeals case from 1984 that created the general rule for the division of pension benefits?
Miller v. Miller
Clinton v. Lewinski
Kramer v. Kramer
Majauskas v. Majauskas
Leia and Han were recently divorced, and they had one child, Jacen. Their divorce was hotly contested, and after a trial before a Judge Vader, Han was awarded sole custody of Jacen. Which of the following is true about an award of sole custody in this situation?
Leia is not allowed to have any contact with the child
Han gets to make all major decisions regarding the child
Because the force is strong in him, Jacen gets to decide how often he wants to see Leia
Leia must approve Han's choice of religion for Jacen
In New York State, if Ken wants to divorce Barbie, in what Court should he file his Summons and Complaint?
The Court of Appeals
The Supreme Court
The Family Court
The People's Court
Simon Cowell is ready to get married, but... he thinks he needs a prenuptial agreement to protect his vast fortune. Being a fair and reasonable kind of guy, he is willing to let his future wife, Ugly Betty, have all marital property the two might acquire, with a few minor exceptions. Marital property is generally defined as any and all assets acquired between the date of marriage and the date a divorce is granted.
If Brad and Angelina were married, and had no children (I know it's a stretch) and sought a divorce, what provisions of New York State Law would generally be most applicable?
Family Law Section 424-a
The Law of Supply and Demand
Human Rights Law Section 296
Domestic Relations Law Section 263-B
Dr. Huxtable decided to divorce his wife, Camille. Camille worked as a lawyer while the good doctor went through medical school. During the divorce, Camille learns that she has an interest in the present value of Dr. Huxtable's medical license and enhanced earning capacity due to her contributions to his education during the marriage. What landmark 1985 case decided by the New York State Court of Appeals is going to make Dr. Huxtable pay Mrs. Huxtable through the nose for years to come?
O'Brien v. O'Brien
Kramer v. Kramer
O'Boyle v. O'Boyle
Kermit v. Piggy
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