Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

Tag Archives: William J. Larkin III

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

Wife Receiving Temporary Support Directed to Pay Marital Residence Carrying Charges

Posted in Temporary (Pendente Lite) Relief
Requiring the wife to pay the carrying charges of the marital residence pendente lite was proper in light of the awards to the wife of temporary maintenance and child support. So held the the Appellate Division, Second Department, in its June 12, 2013 decision in Fini v. Fini, affirming the order of Orange County Supreme Court… Continue Reading

Support Modification Agreements: Get’em in Writing; Get’em into Court (Part II)

Posted in Agreements and Stipulations, Child Support (C.S.S.A.), Enforcement of Support and Orders, Maintenance, Modification-agreements-and-stipulations
Two decisions within the last 10 days confirm the need for agreements relating to support to be in (an acknowledged) writing, and then incorporated in a court order. In one, the Second Department affirmed the award of maintenance arrears without a hearing despite the claimed reduction of maintenance under an oral modification of the parties’… Continue Reading