What a Bankruptcy Lawyer Thinks Judges Should Know

In 30 years of practice in Creditors Rights and Bankruptcy law, and twenty or more years of intermittent Matrimonial practice, Christopher Werner has often had occasion to consult with judges (usually via their clerks) and to review the work of matrimonial practitioners or, as is preferable, to help strategize with counsel in overlaying the bankruptcy template upon possible alternative resolutions in matrimonial cases. The purpose of this monologue is to envision the perspective of a New York State Judge and consider the intersection of these two, often competing, areas of law in circumstances that might confront a judge in a matrimonial case.

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