• Separation Agreements
  • October 8, 2012 | Author: Martin J. Rosen
  • Law Firm: Martin J. Rosen, P.C. - White Plains Office
  • This article is written for the matrimonial practitioner who, in the process of encouraging out-of-court settlements, is now confronted with the willingness of our courts to rewrite negotiated separation agreements in the absence of clear and convincing appellate authority. Posed in more specific terms, the question stirred by recent decisions at nisi prius, is whether the drastic legislative change in 1967 providing for “conversion” divorces should occasion a change in the prior judge made doctrine as to the significance of marital agreements of an agreed amount for the support of a wife.