Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

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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

Courts Consider the Effect an Award of Custody to One Parent Might Have on a Child’s Relationship with the Other Parent

Posted in Custody and Visitation
Two May 23, 2012 decisions of the Appellate Division, Second Department, demonstrate the importance in custody determinations of demonstrating whether a parent fosters or hampers the children’s relationship with the other parent. In its decision in Purse v. Crocker, the court affirmed the award of Suffolk County Family Court Referee Kerri Lechtrecker of sole custody … Continue Reading