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Eff. 7/1 and 8/1: Two New Important Matrimonial Rules

Two New Rules Recommended by the Matrimonial Practice Advisory and Rules Committee in Furtherance of the Excellence Intiative are as follows: 

  • By Administrative Order A/O /99/17, dated May 22, 2017,  22NYCRR §202 is amended to  add a new section 202.16-b addressing the submission of certain written pendente lite applications in contested matrimonial actions.  It is designed to eliminate  unnecessary, repetitive submissions that waste judicial resources and increase litigation costs. This rule became effective July 1st.
  • By Administrative Order A/O/ 100/17, dated May 22, 2017, 22NYCRR §202.50(b) is amended to add a new section 202.50(b)(3) requiring that every Uncontested and Contested Judgment of Divorce contain certain decretal paragraphs, including  one requiring that post judgment applications for modification or enforcement in Supreme Court should be brought in a county related to residence with some exceptions. This rule became effective August 1st as of which date the Uncontested Divorce Packet Forms were modified to adopt a revised Uncontested Divorce Judgment of Divorce (Form UD-11) in order to comply with 22NYCRR 202.50(b) (3).