Attorneys seeking pendente lite counsel fees in Part 18 of Nassau County’s Matrimonial Center must now orally argue their case, a Long Island judge has ruled, “in order to facilitate a prompt determination by the court.”

In Cohen v. Cohen 201308-07, Supreme Court Justice Robert A. Ross said he modified the rules of his part to give “meaningful recognition of our Court of Appeals maxim ‘to make the more affluent spouse pay for the legal expenses of the needier one.’”