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Am I Entitled to Interest?

Many times people come to me and show me their judgement of divorce. In a judgement there are generally provisions for certain payments to be made, like child support, maintenance or distributive awards. In many cases litigants would be entitled to interest on their awards....

The second department just answered this question in a recent case. Read the following and you will be enlightened.

Rivers v Rivers
2006 NY Slip Op 09211
Decided on December 5, 2006
Appellate Division, Second Department
Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.
This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports.

Decided on December 5, 2006
                                            SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK

APPELLATE DIVISION : SECOND JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT

HOWARD MILLER, J.P.
DAVID S. RITTER
ROBERT A. SPOLZINO
MARK C. DILLON, JJ.

2005-09435
2006-01934
(Index No. 4434/88)

[*1]Nancy Rivers, respondent-appellant,

v

Ronald Rivers, appellant-respondent.

Mickey A. Steiman, Hyde Park, N.Y., for appellant-respondent.
Vincent J. Catalano, Jr., Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for respondent-
appellant.