Never Lie to a Judge
You would be surprised how many people actually either out right lie to the Court or misrepresent the truth. For the most part Judges know when a person is lying and when they find out, it will feel like every ruling is going against that person.
An experienced divorce attorney in New York, will not stand for a client who is a liar or who misrepresents the truth to the court. Judges have a short memory and if a lawyer gets a bad reputation in the Courthouse, he or she will not go very far.