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Chief Administrative Decide Adopts New Guidelines for Matrimonial Actions

By Administrative Order A/O/100/17, 22 NYCRR §202.50 (b)
was amended so as to add a brand new part 202.50 (b)(3).
The brand new part requires that each Uncontested and Contested
Judgment of Divorce include sure decretal paragraphs, together with one
in regards to the venue the place publish judgment purposes for modification or
enforcement in Supreme Courtroom needs to be introduced. 22 NYCRR §202.50 (b)(3), which  is efficient August 1, 2017, supplies as
follows:
202.50. Proposed Judgments in Matrimonial Actions; Varieties
(3) Extra Requirement with Respect to Uncontested
and Contested
Judgments of Divorce. Along with satisfying the
necessities of
paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subdivision, each
judgment of divorce,
whether or not uncontested or contested, shall embody language
considerably in
accordance with the next decretal paragraphs which
shall supersede
any inconsistent decretal paragraphs at the moment required
for such types:
ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the Settlement Settlement
entered into
between the events on the ___ day of ____, [ ] an
unique OR [ ] a
transcript of which is on file with this Courtroom and
included herein by
reference, shall survive and shall not be merged into
this judgment, * and
the events are hereby directed to adjust to all
legally enforceable phrases
and situations of mentioned settlement as if such phrases and
situations had been set
forth of their entirety herein; and it’s additional
* In contested actions, this paragraph might learn both
[shall survive and
shall not be merged into this judgment] or [shall not
survive and shall be
merged into this judgment].
ORDERED AND ADJUDGED, that the Supreme Courtroom shall retain
jurisdiction to listen to any purposes to implement the
provisions of mentioned
Settlement Settlement or to implement or modify the
provisions of this
judgment, offered the court docket retains jurisdiction of the
matter concurrently
with the Household Courtroom for the aim of particularly
imposing, such of the
provisions of that (separation settlement) (stipulation
settlement) as are
able to particular enforcement, to the extent permitted
by legislation, and of
modifying such judgment with respect to upkeep,
help, custody or
visitation to the extent permitted by legislation, or each; and
it’s additional
ORDERED AND ADJUDGED, that any purposes introduced in
Supreme
Courtroom to implement the provisions of mentioned Settlement
Settlement or to implement
or modify the provisions of this judgment shall be
introduced in a County
whereby one of many events resides; offered that if
there are minor youngsters
of the wedding, such purposes shall be introduced in a
county whereby one
of the events or the kid or youngsters reside, besides.
within the discretion of the
choose, for good trigger. Good trigger purposes shall be
made by movement or
order to point out trigger. The place the handle of both social gathering
and any little one or
youngsters is unknown and never a matter of public document, or
is topic to an
present confidentiality order pursuant to DRL § 254 or
FCA § 154-b, such
purposes could also be introduced within the county the place the
judgment was entered;
By Administrative Order A/O/99/17, 22 NYCRR §202 was
amended to  add a brand new part 202.16-b.
The brand new part addresses the submission of written
purposes in contested matrimonial actions. 
The brand new guidelines include limitations that are relevant to
to the submission of papers on pendente lite purposes for alimony,
upkeep, counsel charges, little one help, unique occupancy, custody and
visitation until the necessities are waived by the choose for good trigger
proven. Amongst different issues, all orders to point out trigger and motions have to be in
Occasions New Roman, font 12 and double spaced. The supporting affidavit or
affidavit in opposition or legal professional affirmation in help or opposition or
memorandum of legislation might not exceed twenty (20) pages. Any knowledgeable affidavit might
not exceed eight (8) further pages. Reply affidavits or affirmations might not
exceed ten (10) pages. Surreply affidavits can solely be submitted with prior
court docket permission. 22 NYCRR 202.16 – b, which 
is efficient July  1, 2017,
supplies as follows:
§202.16-b Submission of Written Purposes in Contested
Matrimonial
(1) Applicability. This part shall be relevant to
all contested
matrimonial actions and proceedings in Supreme Courtroom
licensed by
subdivision (2) of Half B of part 236 of the Home
Relations Regulation.
(2) Except in any other case expressly offered by any provision
of the CPLR or
different statute, and along with the necessities of twenty-two
NYCRR §202.16 (ok)
the place relevant, the next guidelines and limitations are
required for the
submission of papers on pendente lite purposes for
alimony,
upkeep, counsel charges, little one help, unique
occupancy, custody and
visitation until mentioned necessities are waived by the
choose for good trigger
(i) Purposes which might be deemed an emergency should comply
with 22
NYCRR §202.7 and supply for discover, the place relevant, in
accordance with
identical. These emergency purposes shall obtain a
choice by the clerk
for processing and the court docket for signature. Designating
an utility as an
emergency with out good trigger could also be punishable by the
issuance of
sanctions pursuant to Half 130 of the Guidelines of the Chief
Administrative
Decide. Any utility designated as an emergency with out
good trigger
shall be processed and regarded within the abnormal course
of native court docket
(ii) The place practicable. all orders to point out trigger, motions
or crossmotions
for aid needs to be made in a single order to point out trigger or
movement or
(iii) All orders to point out trigger and motions or cross
motions shall be
submitted on one-sided copy besides as in any other case offered
in 22 NYCRR
§202.5(at or electronically the place licensed, with
one-inch margins on
eight and one half by eleven (8.5 x 11) inch paper with
all further
displays tabbed. They shall be in Occasions New Roman font 12
and double
spaced. They have to be of ample high quality ink to permit
for the studying and
correct scanning of the paperwork. Self-represented
litigants might submit
handwritten purposes offered that the handwriting is
legible and
in any other case in conformity with these guidelines.
(iv) The supporting affidavit or affidavit in opposition
or legal professional
affirmation in help or opposition or memorandum of legislation
shall not exceed
twenty (20) pages. Any knowledgeable affidavit required shall
not exceed eight (8)
further pages. Any legal professional affirmation in help or
opposition or
memorandum of legislation shall include solely dialogue and
argument on points
of legislation apart from details identified solely to the legal professional. Any
reply affidavits or
affirmations to the extent permitted shall not exceed ten
(10) pages. Surreply
affidavits can solely be submitted with prior court docket
permission.
(v) Apart from affidavits of internet value (pursuant to 22
NYCRR §202.16
(b)), retainer agreements (pursuant to Rule 1400.3 of the
Joint Guidelines of the
Appellate Division). upkeep pointers worksheets
and/or little one
help worksheets, or counsel payment billing statements or
affirmations or
affidavits associated to counsel charges (pursuant to Home
Relations Regulation §237
and 22 NYCRR §202.16(ok))’ all of which can embody
attachments thereto,
all displays annexed to any movement, cross movement, order
to point out trigger,
opposition or reply will not be higher than three (3)
inches thick with out
prior permission of the court docket. All displays should include
exhibit tabs.
(vi) If the applying or responsive papers exceed the
web page or measurement
limitation offered on this part, counsel or the
self-represented litigant
should certify in good religion the necessity to exceed such
limitation, and the court docket
might reject or require revision of the applying if the
court docket deems the
(3) Nothing contained herein shall forestall a choose or
justice of the court docket or
of a judicial district inside which the court docket sits from
establishing native half
guidelines on the contrary or along with these guidelines.
By Administrative Order A/O 102/17, the Uncontested
Divorce Packet Varieties had been modified to replicate the will increase as of March 1, 2017
within the Self Help Reserve to $16,281 and within the Poverty Degree Revenue for a
single individual to $12,060.
(see
https://childsupport.ny.gov/dcse/child_support_standards.html).

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