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How Matrimonial Courts Can Better Handle Litigants' Fraud

, New York Law Journal


Yonatan Levoritz writes that client tax fraud is a problem, and one more common than many attorneys realize. In 'A.S. v. K.S.', a matrimonial case where counsel had reported to the court that both parties had committed tax fraud, Justice Jeffrey Sunshine took the admirable step of addressing the issue of "clean hands," but arguably applied the wrong approach to resolve the issue of the economically dependent spouse's entitlement to an award of pendente lite maintenance.

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