Maria Pappas, respondent, v. Anthony Pappas, appellant.

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Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, New York.

Maria Pappas, respondent, v. Anthony Pappas, appellant.

2010–09650 (Index No. 203531/04)

Decided: January 17, 2012

WILLIAM F. MASTRO, A.P.J. RUTH C. BALKIN THOMAS A. DICKERSON CHERYL E. CHAMBERS, JJ. Anthony Pappas, Astoria, N.Y., appellant pro se. Kruman & Kruman, P.C., Malverne, N.Y. (Henry E. Kruman of counsel), for respondent.

Argued—December 15, 2011

DECISION & ORDER

In an action for a divorce and ancillary relief, the defendant husband appeals from an order of the Supreme Court, Nassau County (Gartenstein, J.H.O.), dated September 13, 2010, which granted the motion of the plaintiff wife for an award of an interim attorney's fee.

ORDERED that the order is affirmed, with costs.

Under the circumstances of this case, the Supreme Court did not improvidently exercise its discretion in granting the motion of the plaintiff wife for an award of an interim attorney's fee (see Domestic Relations Law § 237[a];  DeCabrera v. Cabrera–Rosete, 70 N.Y.2d 879;  Prichep v. Prichep, 52 AD3d 61).

The defendant husband's remaining contentions are without merit.

MASTRO, A.P.J., BALKIN, DICKERSON and CHAMBERS, JJ., concur.

ENTER:

Aprilanne Agostino

Clerk of the Court

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