Elliott Scheinberg, Esq
Reorganized, revised and updated, the second edition ofContract Doctrine and Marital Agreements in New York is a unique reference work covering a complex and challenging area of law. From the basic principles of contract doctrine to pre-marital and post-marital agreements, the author tackles many issues concluding with an analysis of how courts have construed contractual language.
This book is written for busy family law practitioners who need a solid reference that they can turn to time and again.Discussed are the powers and limitations of family court as well as the elements of contract doctrine (reformation, rescission, specific performance, ambiguity) within this particular legal practice.
The author, whose practice focuses on matrimonial appeals, has created this title which addresses the validity of agreements in various types of marital agreements - pre-marital and post-marital agreements as well as those entered into between cohabiting individuals. Also discussed are the sensitive issues surrounding the modification of child and spousal maintenance as well as custody and access agreements.
“Mr. Scheinberg's analysis is scholarly, his guidance is practical, and his personal commentary interesting. I enthusiastically recommend this reference work to all who practice, or intend to practice, in the area of matrimonial and family law.”
Hon. Justice Sondra Miller
Chair of the Miller Commission – the Matrimonial Commission
“…this treatise is a work of vast scope and stands both as a piece of superb legal scholarship and as an invaluable resource for lawyers.”
Allan E. Mayefsky, Esq.
President Emeritus, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
"Mr. Scheinberg's work is a sorely needed, comprehensive, cutting-edge integration of square peg Contract Law into the round hole of legal equities pertaining to families."
Patrick O'Reilly, Esq.
President Emeritus, Americal Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers;
Adjunct Professor of Law, SUNY Buffalo
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