Lora Kojovic, divorced from Neal Goldman found out one month after signing a divorce settlement that her former husband’s company was worth $18 million. She tried to vacate the settlement, and has now lost in the Appellate Division.
Justice Sullivan says that “The Wife has only herself to blame for her failure to inquire further.”
The lack of financial investigation in high asset divorces frequently comes up in Legal Malpractice cases. Attorneys have an obligation to inquire, investigate and determine the actual value of the spouses’ assets. Failure to do so can and is often compensable in legal malpractice.