Starting this Monday, April 13, 2020, the Bronx County Supreme Court matrimonial part(s) will resume hearing its matrimonial cases. Currently, there are three Matrimonial Parts located within the Bronx Supreme Court, and these parts are presided over by Judge Alpert, Judge Gouldbourne, and Judge McShan, who is transitioning to another division, and Judge Martin.

Judge Martin and her law clerk will begin receiving requests on Monday, April 13, 2020, via email provided the opposing counsel is included on such email chain. The email can be sent to either the Judge or her law clerk to request a conference via telephone or electronically and it has to include the name of the case, the index number, the name of the attorneys on the case along with their contact information, and a brief overview of the problems in the case. The Judge, who is assigned to the case, will then review the email and, if possible, arrange for an electronic or telephone conference on that case. This will help to move the cases along.

The Matrimonial Judges will also go through their pending cases and determine if there are any pending cases where a conference can help electronically or telephonically. “The goal of all of these conferences is resolve outstanding issues, possible settlement negotiations and grant of Judgements.”  So, it is important that you speak with your attorney regarding your pending matrimonial case as it might be heard within the coming weeks if it is on the court’s calendar or if the court determines that it should be heard. It is important that you are ready to present your case or issue(s) to the jurist assigned. If you did not have an opportunity to hire an attorney as yet, then you should start looking for one as soon as possible.

Jayson Lutzky gives free consultations and can be reached at 718-514-6619 from Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm. He has been practicing law for over 36 years in the Bronx, and he can help you with your legal matter. During this COVID-19 pandemic, he can set up an electronic meeting with you via Zoom at a mutually agreed upon time. If you are not working during COVID-19, then you might have a lot of free time, and this might be a great time to contact him and speak with him regarding your case.