This program, taught by David P. Badanes, an experienced attorney in matrimonial and family law, provides an introduction to matrimonial law in New York State. The course reviews all the issues involved in a divorce matter, from whether the parties meet the residency requirements for filing, to the signing of the Judgment of Divorce.
The program covers the law as well as practical real-world tips for negotiating child custody and support, preparing for forensic evaluations, evaluating spousal maintenance and the equitable distribution of assets, as well as the specific rules for attorney fee agreements.
This course is pre-approved for CLE credit in the following states. If your state is not listed, contact support for more information on how to receive credit
David Badanes is the owner of the Badanes Law Office located in Northport, New York, with a satellite office located in Garden City, New York. The Badanes Law Office focuses its legal services in the areas of Matrimonial Law, Family Law and Divorce Mediation.
Mr. Badanes has written several articles which have been published in the Suffolk County Lawyer. He has presented seminars on Matrimonial Law, for both the Marino Institute for Continuing Legal Education and various civic groups.
He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Suffolk County Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, Suffolk County Matrimonial Committee and Nassau County Matrimonial Committee. He is currently a Board Trustee on the Northport-East Northport Board of Education. He is a former Vice-President of the Northport Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Badanes graduated in the top ten percent of his class from St. John's School of Law. While attending St. John’s School of Law he was a member of the St. John's Law Review. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Badanes was a computer programmer and a computer consultant.
Mr. Badanes lives in Northport, with his wife and two children.
Excellent primer on Matrimonial Law. Well presented.
I learned a great deal from this presentation.
I don't do this work, so it was helpful to know that New York switched to no fault since I took the bar exam. The instructor's "practical tips" at the end of some slides were also helpful.
Good lecturer. He not only explained the state of the law and cases, but also gave useful practice tips on things the matrimonial lawyer should do or not do to keep them selves and their client out of trouble. I liked that.
Very knowledgeable presenter. Well presented. Highly recommend.
Nice quick and yet detailed presentation. Thank you!
Better than I expected
Lecturer was VERY knowledgeable and the course very informative and comprehensive as an overview. Excellent course.
speaker produced very practical basic knowledge- good program
Very informative and interesting presentation. Dynamic! Thank you!
good matrimonial summary, covered a lot.
The speaker's presentation was easy to understand and very informative.
Good discussion of No-Fault grounds for divorce, given a lot of clients have questions about this.
Well organized-presentation moved; along smoothly. Informative, interesting session.
The presenter, David Badanes, is a well respected practitioner here on Long Island and I wholeheartedly recommend his terrific insight and guidance.
Thourogh and easy to follow A+
very good presentation!
Best one yet.
One of the best presenters I've watched. The course was informative, useful, practical, substantive and concise at the same time. Excellent job! Would give Mr. Badanes higher than a 4 if I could.
Excellent overview. Mr. Badanes is a very good presenter.
Enjoyed the practical style of this presenter.
very good program. many useful tips
David Badanes is an excellent lecturer. He was interesting and his layout of his materials and his presentation were excellent. He "knows his stuff" and presents it well.
Very well put together written materials made it easy to follow along and understand
very informative. good lecture
Good outline for issues in divorce cases.
A very basic course but that was as advertised.