Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

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False Accusations of Spousal Abuse in Custody Determinations

Posted in Custody and Visitation
Last month, recognizing Domestic Violence Month, we reviewed the Second Department decision in Costigan v. Renner  which affirmed the granting of custody to a father because of domestic violence by the mother.  Indeed, since 1996, consideration of domestic violence has been mandated in custody and visitation cases.  Section 240(1) of the Domestic Relations Law provides in part: Where … Continue Reading