What Is The Difference Between Sole and Shared Custody?
One of the main challenges of getting a divorce is deciding who will get custody of the children, and when this will occur. A major deciding factor in this decision is whether or not both parents will have custody of the children, or if just one parent will handle the responsibility. As … Read more
How Do Child Custody Laws Work When One Parent Moves Abroad
Today, we live in a global society. More and more people are venturing out and living far away from the places of their birth. While this desire to live and work in new, exciting places is great, this may not always be the case, especially when children are involved. How do child custody laws work … Read more
Bird’s Nest Co-Parenting in New York Divorce Cases
A number of divorced parents are drifting away from traditional custody and co-parenting arrangements. Instead, they are opting for alternative parenting methods. One non-traditional form of co-parenting is referred to as the Bird’s Nest method. What is bird’s nest co-parenting, and is it right for your family? What is Bird’s Nest Co-Parenting? Bird’s nest co-parenting … Read more
Best Practices When Preparing for a Child Custody Evaluation
Having to fight for the custody of your child is a horrifying experience that no parent ever wants to face. If you find yourself in this daunting situation, however, it is critical that you know what you are up against. Here is our useful guide for preparing for a child custody evaluation. What Is A … Read more
Why Moving Out during Divorce is a Big Mistake
There are many divorce myths floating around the internet. Does the mother automatically get custody of the kids? Will the husband be forced to pay alimony? The biggest, and definitely one of the most harmful, involves moving out of the marital home during divorce. Read on to learn why moving out is one of the … Read more
What You Need To Know About Your Lawyer During A Custody Battle
If you’re involved in a custody battle, and your lawyer is failing to advocate for your needs and rights as a parent, it may be time to seek other legal arrangements. At Brian D. Perskin & Associates, we have experience with custody battles of all kinds – and we fight aggressively for your parental rights. … Read more
Are You Staying Together for the Kids?
Divorce is scary. It’s an upheaval. The fear of the unknown can often prevent couples from taking those crucial first steps. Many parents will forego filing for a divorce, believing that staying married is the best option for their children. Contrary to popular belief, staying together for the kids isn’t always the right answer. Reasons … Read more
Military Divorce in New York
Being a member of the military is tough. It can take you away from your family, and makes communicating with your loved ones difficult. As honorable as it is to serve in the military, it can put a strain on your marriage. Military divorce has some unique obstacles, but the right law firm can make … Read more
Top Co-Parenting Apps for Divorced Parents
Parenting is challenging enough on its own, but trying to do it in the midst of a divorce is another beast altogether. Learning how to juggle co-parenting responsibilities while dealing with the turmoil of a divorce can cause a lot of uncertainty and stress for the parents and children. Thankfully, co-parenting has gone high tech. … Read more
Physical Custody in New York State
Divorce is one of the most difficult experiences you will have, especially if you have children. Child custody is a major part of most divorce cases, and it can be broken down into two types: physical custody, and legal custody. What is physical custody, and what does it mean for your divorce? What is Physical … Read more
Law Guardians in Child Custody Cases
Child custody actions involve the whole family, not just parents. In New York custody cases, a child will be appointed a law guardian, who will advocate on their behalf. Besides representing children, what is the law guardian’s role in divorce and custody disputes? An Advocate for Your Child A law guardian is your child’s attorney … Read more
Modifying Child Custody Orders in New York
Child custody is one of the most important components of divorce. Your child custody agreement will determine if your child will live with you, or if you can make decisions on their behalf. It is likely that your child custody order will need to be changed as time goes on. What are some of the … Read more
Parallel Parenting: Conflict Free Co-Parenting
Last week, we briefly touched on parallel parenting during our discussion on alternative forms of co-parenting. However, this method deserves more in-depth coverage, as it can be helpful for divorcees who are unable to co-parent successfully. What is Parallel Parenting? Parallel Parenting allows for divorced couples to co-parent while keeping their interaction with each other … Read more
Alternative Forms of Co-Parenting After Divorce
Traditional family dynamics are changing, and so are co-parenting arrangements after divorce. Gone are the days when a divorced mother would be the primary custodian. What are some of the new forms of co-parenting, and will they work for your family? Parallel Parenting Parallel Parenting was designed with high-conflict families in mind. The purpose of … Read more
Common Divorce Myths in New York
The internet is a wonderful tool, but it can be harmful to your divorce or child custody case. There are countless divorce horror stories online, and it’s hard to not believe them. Luckily, the team at Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. have shed a light on the most common New York divorce myths out … Read more
Divorce and Child Custody 101
Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to divorce and child custody. Having a basic understanding of the two is vital to the success of your case. Should you file for a divorce or legal separation? Can you have legal custody if your child doesn’t live with you? Consider this your much needed crash course in … Read more
Tips for Celebrating Father’s Day during Divorce
Last month, the team at Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. published a guide for surviving Mother’s Day during a divorce. With Father’s Day quickly approaching, we thought it’d be helpful to bring you our top tips for celebrating Father’s Day during divorce. Let Your Kids Have a Say Your children may be having a … Read more
4 Signs Your Child Needs Therapy during Divorce
Divorce is difficult, especially for children. Divorcing parents have a lot to worry about, including how their child is coping with the divorce. Are they adjusting well, or are they misbehaving at school? Some out-of-character behavior is expected, but how do you know when your child needs therapy during divorce? 1. Long term behavioral changes … Read more
The Top 4 Annulment Myths… Debunked!
There is a lot of confusion when it comes to annulments in New York. In fact, you may be shocked to find out that you are unable to file for an annulment, and instead must proceed with a divorce if you want to end your marriage. Below, the family law firm of Brian D. Perskin … Read more
What is the Hague Convention?
Last week, we briefly mentioned the Hague Convention while discussing traveling with children during divorce. Besides being a very complex area of law, what exactly is the Hague Convention, and how can it help protect your children? An Introduction to the Hague Convention The Hague Convention (HC) is a treaty that was created to help … Read more
Traveling with Children during Divorce
Traveling with kids is no walk in the park, but traveling with children during divorce can often present extra hurdles. There is a lot to do before you take off, including obtaining a passport, getting permission, and confirming an itinerary with your ex. Read on for important information about traveling with children during divorce: Obtaining a … Read more
Legal Custody in New York
Many people don’t realize that there are two forms of child custody in New York: Legal Custody and Physical Custody. Knowing the difference between the two is crucial if you are a litigant in a child custody case. Today, we will focus our discussion on legal custody. What is the definition of legal custody? What does … Read more
Co-Parenting Tips For The Holiday Season
The 2016 holiday season is officially here. While usually a chaotic (but joyous!) time, the holidays can bring about additional challenges for divorced couples as they try to figure out how to juggle co-parenting responsibilities during this festive time of year.
The 4 Cardinal Rules of Co-Parenting
A divorce involving children can be an incredibly difficult experience, especially when it comes to learning how to co-parent effectively.
What Can I Do If My Child Refuses Visitation?
As a custodial parent, one of your primary goals is to promote a healthy and active relationship between your child and your ex-spouse.
Avoiding Common Child Custody Mistakes
For parents facing a contentious divorce, it’s common to have very specific child custody and visitation goals in mind.
Child Abuse Allegations during Divorce and Custody
An allegation of child abuse is a very serious matter that the Court does not take lightly.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to Divorce
News outlets across the country are buzzing with the announcement that Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from her husband of two years, Brad Pitt.
Child Abuse v. Child Neglect in New York
Child abuse and neglect are two of the most serious and concerning types of cases currently plaguing the Family Court system.
Back to School for Children of Divorce
It’s that time of year again: the weather is cooling down, days are becoming a little shorter, and kids are going back to school.
Divorce and Family Law Misunderstandings
Initiating a divorce or family court matter can be intimidating and confusing, especially when there are many misconceptions surrounding the process.
Modifying Court Orders in NYC
There are two forms of child support modifications: upwards modification and downwards modification.
The Benefits of Hiring a Divorce Lawyer
It is possible to get a divorce without hiring an attorney, but it isn’t necessarily advised.
Child Support and Summer Camp
New York State requires a non-custodial parent to help with child rearing costs during, and after, a divorce or child custody action.
Post-Nuptial Agreements for Stay-at-Home Parents
Choosing to become a stay-at-home parent is an admirable decision, but it is one that requires special consideration.
The Divorce Process in New York
“What is the divorce process in New York like?” and “What is the timeline for a divorce?”
Building a Strong Attorney-Client Relationship
Developing a strong relationship with your attorney is a very important component of crafting a winning divorce strategy.
Troubled Spouses and Child Custody
Issues surrounding child custody and visitation during contested divorce battles are a major concern for the court.
Modifying an Order of Child Support
Child support is an integral component of divorce and custody disputes, and is typically awarded to the parent who is granted residential or primary custody of a child or children.
Building a Winning Divorce Strategy
Unfortunately, contested divorce cases can be compared to war, with ex-spouses battling it out in the courtroom for child custody, financial support, and the distribution of assets.
Alternative Co-Parenting Strategies
Our society is shifting to one that places a high value on the benefits of co-parenting, and non-traditional custody agreements and parenting plans reflect that.
What Kind of Divorce is Right for You?
You’ve weighed your options, waited till after the holiday season has passed, and are finally ready to file for divorce.
Parental Alienation in Custody Disputes
Divorce can be a trying time.
Holiday Co-Parenting Strategies
Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season this Thursday.
Relocation with Children after Divorce
Divorce cases can become exponentially more difficult if children are involved, since there are issues surrounding child custody, visitation, and support that must be addressed.
Telling Your Children About Divorce
After much deliberation, you and your spouse have decided to proceed with divorce.
How is Child Custody Determined in New York?
Agreeing on a child custody plan is one of the hardest components of divorce.
Brian D. Perskin & Associates Now Offers Saturday Consultations!
Great news! In response to a growing demand, the family law firm of Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. now offers Saturday consultations!
Ignoring the Peanut Gallery during Divorce
Divorce can be a tumultuous and life-altering experience.
An Introduction to Child Custody in New York
Trying to navigate a New York City Family Court while pursuing a child custody case can be daunting, especially for parties who have no prior experience with this type of legal matter.
Domestic Abuse Can Determine Child Custody
Domestic violence is a very serious matter that can play a pivotal role in divorce and child custody proceedings in New York State.
Infographic Helps Parents Visualize the Effect of Divorce on Kids
Did you know that there is an average of 6 to 7 divorces per 1,000 people in New York State?
Co-Parenting Goes High-Tech
Technology plays an ever-expanding role in our lives, especially in our communication and relationships.
Effective Co-Parenting for Families of Divorce
Parents who are in the beginning stages of ending their relationship should strive to have an amicable, child centered divorce.
Back to School Season and Divorced Families
Back to school season can be challenging for parents whose children are still in full time summer mode.
Social Media Rules for Divorce
Social media is becoming an increasingly popular component of divorce cases across the globe.
Prenuptial Agreements during Divorce Actions
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are receiving praise from matrimonial attorneys throughout New York because of the security they provide married couples in the event of divorce.
New Developments in Billion Dollar Divorce Case
Last year, reports surfaced that a record shattering divorce settlement had been reached in a 6 yearlong battle.
Important Information Regarding Divorce Consultations
Consulting with an experienced family law attorney will be beneficial to your divorce case.
Timeline for Divorce in New York City
The family law firm of Brian D. Perskin & Associates, P.C. has been representing New York City residents in divorce cases since 1990. One of the most common questions our clients have is “How long will it take to get divorced?”
How to Prepare for a Child Custody Battle
Uncontested child custody cases have the potential to turn into nasty battles.
Mothers’ Rights in New York Divorce
Primary child custody has historically been awarded to mothers in divorce cases due to “maternal preference,” or the notion that mothers raised children best, not fathers.
Filing First: Getting a Head Start in the NY Divorce Race
If you’re considering divorce, then it is highly recommended that you don’t wait for your spouse to make the first move.
Child Custody and Support in New York State
Child custody and child support are two of the primary parts of New York divorce cases involving children.
Determining Paternity in New York City
Paternity disputes and DNA tests have been portrayed as a joke by television shows like Maury, when in reality, they play a pivotal role in child custody and support cases throughout the United States.
How Long Does it Take to Get Divorced in NYC?
If you’re new to the divorce process, then you undoubtedly have a plethora of questions surrounding the ins and outs of matrimonial and family law in New York State.
What to Anticipate During Tough Custody Battles
Regardless of how good intentions between parties may be at the start of a child custody action, there is always the possibility of emotions turning sour, minds being changed, or other unexpected circumstances (such as the emergency relocation of one party) that will impact the proceedings.
The Real Gift Children of Divorce Want This Christmas
Despite what the songs may say, the holiday season might not be the most wonderful time of the year if you’re going through a divorce.
Divorce and Visitation with an Abusive Spouse
Domestic violence is a major issue that plagues unhealthy relationships, and in extreme circumstances, can even become life threatening.
Alternative Parenting Arrangements during Divorce
Parents who opt for an amicable divorce over a contested litigated battle will often research alternative parenting and custody arrangements to help their children transition and process the divorce better.
Mobile DNA Testing Comes to New York City
Last week, CBS reported on the arrival of the ” Who’s Your Daddy?” mobile DNA testing truck to the Big Apple.
Get Help for Domestic Violence NOW
A news report is surfacing of a woman, a victim of repeated domestic abuse, who stealthily called 911 for help while her attacker was still in the home.
Becoming a Divorced SINGLE Parent
Typically, divorce professionals and therapists will recommend couple’s actively participate in co-parenting their children after they decide to end their marriage.
International Flight Diverted Due to Custody Dispute
An unidentified woman is being accused of kidnapping after she took her child from its father during a heated custody dispute.
Handling College Tuition Obligations During Divorce
Regardless of whether your children are young, just starting high school, or embarking on their collegiate journey, the subject of college tuition needs to be addressed in New York divorce cases.
Divorce and Co-Parenting During The School Year
Making the transition from summertime fun to a regimented school schedule can be difficult for both children and parents, especially if the parents are divorced.
Sherri Shepherd’s Child Custody Victory
Sherri Shepherd is having one heck of a year. Recently fired from her co-host position on The View and in the midst of a divorce and two child custody battles, she can sure use some good news.
Post-Nuptial Agreements and Stay-at-Home Parents
People choose to become stay at home parents for many different reasons, which can include the birth of a child, sudden unemployment, or rising costs in childcare and nanny services.
Possible New NYC Family Court Judges
New York State legislatures voted to increase the number of Family Court judges on Thursday, June 19th, and Friday, June 20th.
How to Handle Divorce Depositions
If your divorce action cannot be settled outside of the court room and a trial is pending, both parties will have to partake in a deposition.
Rumors Swirl Amidst Sherri Shepherd’s Divorce Announcement
Sherri Shepherd, a co-host on The View, filed for divorce from her husband, Lamar Sally, earlier this week.
Traveling Internationally with Kids During Divorce
Traveling with children, both domestically and internationally, can be a rewarding, relaxing, and even educational experience.
Top 10 Signs You Need a Divorce Lawyer
Divorce. Just the word alone may conjure up feelings of anxiety regarding the unknown
Same Sex Couple Adoption Woes
Late last week, a judge in Brooklyn ruled that a woman was not allowed to legally adopt her wife’s biological child.
Common Divorce Misconceptions
January, to many lawyers, is referred to as “Divorce Month” based on the high average of new clients and filings during the first month of the new year.
Law Guardians: An Advocate for Your Child
If you are going through a divorce and have children with your spouse, then chances are you will deal with a law guardian.
Don’t Stay Together for the Kids!
Divorce has only become socially acceptable within the past few decades.
So, You Want to Relocate
Whether you are in the midst of a divorce or family court battle, or a judgment has already been issued concerning your case, relocating with a child can be difficult if there is a court order in place concerning custody or visitation.
Our Firm’s Successful Divorce Settlements
Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, the law office of Brian D. Perskin & Associates will fight to help achieve the result you desire.
Odd Ruling Out of Tennessee
An odd ruling out of Tennessee has some wondering if a judge overstepped her bounds by changing an infant’s name completely- instead of simply deciding which surname the child would have.
Same Sex Divorce
Same sex marriage supporters are rejoicing now that homosexual marriage is being recognized in a growing number of states throughout our country.
What is a Private Judge?
A little known trick of the trade to getting a divorce settled quickly is to hire a private judge to hear the case.
What to Expect When You Contact Us
You’ve given it careful consideration and have decided that you either want to divorce your spouse or proceed with a family court matter.
Expensive Celebrity Divorce Settlements
We’ve all heard the horror stories involving divorces- they’re long, expensive and stressful.
Fathers and Divorce
Men are often overlooked when it comes to divorce.
Custody Agreement Reached in NFL Slay
A child custody decision was reached this week regarding Zoey Belcher, daughter of the late Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher.
Technology Changes the way Ex’s Communicate
Technology is constantly advancing, and with it, so are the ways we communicate.
Choosing the Right Attorney
We’ve all seen the ads online or in the back of the classified section of the newspaper, advertising “Quick and Easy Divorces for a Low, Low Price!”,
More FAQ Regarding Divorce and Family Law
With a combined total of over 40 years of collaborative experience, the attorneys at Brian D. Perskin and Associates have handled thousands of divorce and family law cases.
Divorce: Do You Really Need Court?
You and your spouse may not have agreed on much during your marriage, but surprisingly, the one thing you do agree on is a court free divorce.
Man Avoids Court-Ordered Test by Shaving
New York man Roberto De Paz attempted to avoid a court-ordered hair-follicle test in a custody case by shaving his body hair.
Recent Court Decisions in New York
Julissa A. v. Martin O., April 9, 2013- NY Family Court dismissed the mother’s petition for a modification of a child support order because she failed to prove that there was a substantial change in circumstances since the initial court proceeding in which the child support agreement was put into place.
Unusual Adoption Case to go Before U.S. Supreme Court
An unusual adoption case, which exemplifies the complexity and significance of certain family law disputes, will go before the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2013.
Child Custody Decision of Interest
In a recent family law case, decided by Justice Jeffrey Sunshine in Kings County on Monday, a mother was granted custody of her children, while their father was granted decision-making custody for choices regarding any medical or mental health issues for the children.
Child Custody: How do Courts Determine “Best Interests of the Child”?
When determining child custody in divorce cases, New York courts either order joint custody arrangements, meaning both parents share legal and physical custody of the child, or grant sole custody to one parent, based on what they deem as in the “best interests of the child.”
Liberty Ross Files for Divorce from Rupert Sanders 6 Months After His Affair
While celebrity divorces are rarely surprising anyway, some are especially easy to see coming. The divorce of Rupert Sanders and Liberty Ross is one of them.
Relocating with Your Child After Divorce
If you have physical custody of your child and are considering moving to another state, you may be wondering if you will be allowed to go.
L.A. Court Lets Pot-Smoking Father Keep Custody of Son
A court in Los Angeles recently allowed a pot-smoking father to keep custody of his young son.
Co-Parenting During the Holidays When You Have the Kids
If you are co-parenting with your ex-spouse after divorce, and this year is your turn to have the children over during the holidays, you should consider some tips to make the experience easy on everyone.
Basketball Player Quincy Douby Behind on Child Support
Yet another celebrity has been accused of falling behind on child support payments.
Rapper Bow Wow Owes Child Support and May Have Lied About Income in Court
Not only has rapper Bow Wow been ordered to pay child support, but he may also be in some legal trouble after apparently omitting information to the court.
Tips on Using the Phone to Stay in Touch with Your Kids When You Share Custody
According to the latest reports, Tom Cruise has been missing his daughter Suri.
Handling Your Finances After Divorce
After divorce, money is usually tight for most people.
Reasons to Get a Postnuptial Agreement During Marriage
You have likely heard of a prenuptial agreement, which is a document signed before marriage
Akon Initiates Child Support Payments in Court
Well-known rapper Akon has recently done what many celebrities have struggled with: offered to pay child support for his kids.
Heidi Klum and Seal’s Divorce Drags On
It appears that the divorce between Heidi Klum and Seal is getting more complicated than before.
Kenny G and Wife Divorce After 20 Years of Marriage
Kenny G, or Kenneth Bruce Gorelick, is divorcing his wife Balynda Helen Benson-Gorelick after 20 years of marriage.
Deion Sanders Tries Hard to Sell Condo Quickly During Divorce
The latest news about Deion Sanders’ divorce is that he is trying to get rid of some of his property.
Adrienne and Paul of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Divorce
Adrienne Maloof and Paul Nassif of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills recently filed for divorce.
Men May Need Extra Legal Help During Divorce
Many men fear getting a bad deal during divorce since sometimes it seems the cards are stacked against them.
Tips on Speeding Up Your Child Custody Case
You may be wondering how some recent well-known child custody cases were settled quite quickly.
How Much Does a Child’s Preference Matter in a Custody Case?
If you are in the middle of a child custody battle, you might be wondering if your child’s wishes will be taken into consideration.
The Benefits of Separating Before Divorce
Studies have shown that separation tends to lead to a smoother divorce process.
Do You Need a Prenuptial Agreement?
Many couples can benefit from getting a prenuptial agreement, but some people in particular need this type of legal document.
4 Hurtful Things Your Friends Might Say During Your Divorce
There are many difficult things about divorce, and one is when you have to tell your friends.
David Arquette and Courtney Cox Officially File for Divorce After Separation
David Arquette and Courtney Cox have been separated for quite some time, since October 2010.
Dennis Rodman Ordered to Pay Child Support
Apparently Dennis Rodman is better at playing basketball than paying the child support he was ordered to pay for his two children.
Tips for Successful Co-Parenting
If you and your former spouse share custody of your children, you probably know by now that it can be difficult to effectively co-parent.
How Does Hiring a Lawyer Trump Doing the Divorce Yourself?
As you are probably aware, it is possible to get a divorce without a lawyer.
Your Rights as a Father During Divorce
Going through a divorce can be hard on its own, but when children are involved, the process can be even tougher.
What Are the Rights of Grandparents?
If you are a grandparent, you might know by now how much divorce can affect whether you see your grandchildren, especially if your child is not the custodial parent. Many people become bitter enough to keep their kids from seeing their grandparents, especially if they believe this action would hurt their former spouse. Fortunately, we … Read more
What Happens When Divorcing an Unemployed Spouse?
If your spouse is currently unemployed, and you have decided that divorce is right for you, it is important to know what to expect from this process.
Divorcing an Unemployed Spouse
Before you get a divorce in New York, you need to look at all the ways you will be affected, especially when it comes to finances.
5 Tips for a More Sane Divorce
Divorce is never easy, but there are ways to make the process go as smoothly and quickly as possible.
Is Equal Parenting Time Right for Your Family?
If you are considering 50/50 parenting time when it comes to child custody, you should look at the pros and cons of this type of arrangement.
How to Manage Social Media during your Divorce
If you are going through divorce, it is wise to keep your personal life to yourself rather than blasting it on Facebook and other social networking sites.
How to Deal with the Marital Home
Dealing with the marital home is one aspect of divorce that can be confusing.
Engaging Forensic Examiners to Strengthen Your Custody Case
Evidence is critical in a custody trial. Without evidence, custody arguments can devolve into a “he-said, she-said” free for all.
Case Commentary: Matter of Joshua J.
New York law emphasizes the importance of acting in the best interests of children.
New York Child Support Laws – What You Need to Know
New York law strives to protect the interest of children.
A Divorce Strategy to Minimize Parental Alienation
Parental alienation occurs when one parent unjustifiably manipulates a child to dislike or mistrust the other parent after separation or a divorce to the point the relationship with the other parent is soured.
Back to School After a Divorce or Separation
Any change can be stressful for a child – be it changes in living arrangements or changes in daily routine when school is back in session.
5 More Tips to Get Back Custody of Your Children
Yesterday I posted an article with 5 tips for parents who have lost custody of their children and are committed to regaining custody.
5 Tips to Get Back Custody of Your Children
When children are involved, expect judges to act in the best interests of the children. Here are 5 tips if you have been denied custody of your children by the legal system.
Divorce Strategy and Protecting the Rights of Fathers
There is no doubt that going through a divorce is difficult for all of the parties concerned – starting with the children that are involved, the divorcing couple all the way to all the other people connected in any way to the divorce – ranging from friends and family, to the lawyers who are trying to get the best outcome for their client.
Helping Children Cope With Divorce Part 1
Quite often it is the children that bear the burden of a divorce.
Can I Modify a Custody Agreement?
The parties were divorced by a judgment of this Court dated July 21, 2008, approximately fifteen (15) months prior to the institution of this post judgment litigation.
Evidence is Everything in Mental Illness Case
A mother who had been charged with being mentally ill (as defined in Social Services Law §384-b) has, through her counsel, argued that an expert medical report made by a physician from the opposition should be stricken, as it relies on inadmissible evidence.
Is Virtual Visitation an Option?
The issue of virtual visitation has entered the realm of custody rights and may have an effect on visitation arrangements.
A New Concept of Relocation
IN THE BELOW DECISION IN NEW YORK COUNTY FAMILY COURT, JUDGE LORI S. SATTLER DECIDED IN A POST-DIVORCE HEARING THAT A SHORT MOVE FROM MANHATTAN TO SCARSDALE WAS NOT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF A CHILD.
The Evolution of Custody
The concept of custody is unsettled in New York family law.