The Intersection Between Immigration and Matrimonial Law

2 NY Credits: 1 Ethics; 1 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional; 2 NJ Credits: 1 Ethics; 1 General
Faculty: Martin E. Friedlander, Esq.;
               Michael Wildes, Wildes & Weinberg P.C.

Our panel of experts, an attorney specializing in family and matrimonial law, and an attorney specializing in immigration and nationality law, will discuss issues relating to immigration law as it arises in prenuptial agreements and divorce proceedings. They will address how the veracity of a marriage is determined when questions of citizenship arise, along with focusing on ethical issues that arise in such matters. 

About the Panelists:

Martin E. Friedlander
the founding partner of Martin Friedlander, PC., is an attorney who has been practicing matrimonial law for over twenty years. He specializes in complex matrimonial and high net worth matters. Mr. Friedlander started his law career by interning and later becoming the associate to Jeffrey S. Sunshine, Esq. who is now the Administrative Judge for Matrimonial matters in Kings County. He has litigated cases involving the Hague Convention and also specializes in Arbitration and Mediation and has extensive knowledge on all issues relating to a Get.  

Michael Wildes 
is a managing partner at Wildes & Weinberg P.C. He is a frequent participant on professional panels and commentator on network television and radio with regard to corporate immigration law, employer sanction work and compliance. .A former federal prosecutor, he has testified on Capitol Hill in connection with anti-terrorism legislation and is internationally renowned for his successful representation of distinguished individuals and corporate clients. Some of Michael Wildes recent clients include First Lady Melania Trump, famed artists Sarah Brightman, Lionel Richie, Boy George, many of the former Miss Universes' as well as soccer icon Pele, master Chef Jean-Georges, and other talented artists.

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Custody Decisions: When God and Culture Have a Say 

This CLE lecture will present an analysis of cases relating to custody matters characterized by the issues of culture and religion, as well as the difference on these issues between the two parents. It will review case law and psychological protocols that are used to understand what factors a court will consider and what weight it will attribute in the handling of these matters.


The Intersection Between Immigration and Matrimonial Law 

 Presented on:
 Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 5:30 PM - 6/12/2019 7:10 PM
  Location: 14 Vesey St 2nd Floor Auditorium New York 10007



Cultural and Religious Factors Affecting Custody Evaluations

Presented by Martin E Friedlander, Esq. and Dr. Tzvi Joseph Weinreb

This program will help practitioners understand and manage the religious and cultural issues that may arise in a custody matter, including the applicable law and recent court decisions. Taught by a matrimonial attorney and forensic psychologist, this course will discuss both the legal and mental health concerns and perspectives involved, as well as the weight that the court and forensic evaluator give to these factors in custody evaluations.

The presenters will also introduce fact patterns and use these factors to analyze the important considerations and potential outcomes.



Every Child is Worth Saving: Parental Capacity Assessments

Martin E. Friedlander, Esq. and Dr. Abe Worenklein presented on issues regarding abuse, neglect, guardianship, adoption and custody matters affecting parental capacity.


Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Regional Conference

Beneath the Surface of High Conflict and Troubled Families Cultural and Religious Factors in Custody Evaluations


New York County Lawyers Association

The Impact and Application of Cultural Issues in Custody Determinations and Awards


New York County Lawyers Association

Surveillance and Computer Cloning: Practical Information Every Attorney Needs to Know Martin E. Friedlander, Esq. was the program chair and moderator for the NYCLA Lawyers Association event.

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Nefesh International Conference

Martin E. Friedlander, Esq. presented at the 19th annual CLE at Nefesh International on the Forensic Evaluators role and their in a custody proceeding.   


Laws of Arbitration as it Relates to Rabbinical Court

Martin E. Friedlander, Esq. presented a CLE on the laws of Arbitration when dealing with the Rabbinical Courts 

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