This is a common question from clients involved in litigation – – especially estate litigation. As a general rule, a party cannot recover attorney’s fees for successfully prosecuting or defending a lawsuit. This is the “American Rule,” and it is engrained in our legal system. New York courts are wary of deviating from the American
This week, Jaclene D’Agostino discusses a recent decision from New York County that has the potential to substantially impact the future of guardianship proceedings in Surrogate’s Courts.
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