Divorce: New York

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Custody Award Reversed Because Case Took Too Long

Posted in Custody and Visitation
It has been said that the court system is broken; its resources stretched to a point where its purposes cannot be achieved. Take this month’s decision of the Appellate Division, Second Department, in Middleton v. Stringham. On June 22, 2011, the parties agreed to share joint legal custody of their two children, with physical custody to the… Continue Reading

Attorney for Children Successfully Challenges Custody Order Entered on Parents’ Consent

Posted in Custody and Visitation
The court-appointed Attorney for the Children may object to and appeal from a custody order entered upon the consent of the parents. So held the Appellate Division, Second Departrment, in its June 26, 2015 decision in Velez v. Alverez, reversing the order of Westchester County Family Court Judge Robert C. Cerrato. The mother and the… Continue Reading

Custody Issues Considered in Five Second Department Cases Decided May 1st

Posted in Custody and Visitation
In five cases decided May 1, 2013, the Second Department continued to voice its concern when parents just don’t get along. Again, the court considered joint custody, hampering the child’s relationship with the other parent, private interviews of children by the judge, contempt for violations of visitation orders, and whether a non-parent may be granted… Continue Reading