Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

Tag Archives: Order of Protection

Mom Ordered to Stop Posting about Her Children on Facebook

Posted in Custody and Visitation
In its February 14, 2013 decision in Melody M. v Robert M., the Third Department affirmed an order of now-retired St. Lawrence County Family Court Judge Barbara R. Potter which modified a prior joint custody order to award the father sole custody of the parties’ three children (ages 8, 9 and 12). The Third Department also [&hellip… Continue Reading

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 [&hellip… Continue Reading