The calculations required by the C.S.S.A. to be made by an arbitrator in child support determinations provide the “extraordinary circumstances” needed to warrant court-ordered disclosure of documents from a self-employed ex-husband. Such was the ruling of Kings County Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey S. Sunshine in his November 6, 2013 decision in Weisz v. Weisz. In… Continue Reading
In two decisions this month, appellate courts reversed Family Court orders and dismissed petitions for grandparent visitation. In Pinsky v. Botnick, the petitioner was the paternal grandmother. Her son had died at the age of 35, survived by his widow and 4 children, then ages 9, 7, 5, and 3. Her Family Court petition for… Continue Reading
Three appellate decisions published the last week in October provide a primer on awards of custody to non-parents.
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