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New York Appeals Court Denies Petition for Child Custody Modification

                    On December 11th, 2019, a New York appeals court denied a father’s petition to obtain a child custody & visitation modification. In the case of Rosenblatt v. Ritter, the New York Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department court ruled that he failed to provide sufficient evidence…
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New York Appeals Court Upholds an Out-of-State Child Support Order

              In the Matter of Jagger v. Jagger, the New York Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department court dismissed a father’s appeal of a child support order. The court determined that the support order, which was originally entered in another state, was still enforceable in New York.  The Child Support…
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New York Appellate Court Denies a Parental Alienation Claim

On October 9th, 2019, the New York Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department affirmed a lower court ruling in favor of a mother in a parental alienation claim. In the case of Pandis v. Lapas, the court determined that it was appropriate to award sole custody of the children to the mother. Additionally, it denied the…
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New York Appeals Court Affirms Sole Custody Ruling On the Ground that Parents Cannot Effectively Communicate

On October 4th, 2019, the New York Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department denied a child custody appeal filed by a mother—thereby granting a father sole legal custody and sole physical custody of the divorced couple’s child. In the Matter of Keller v. Keller, the New York appeals court determined that the bad relationship between the…
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New York Enacts New Law Limiting Access to Child Custody for Convicted Sex Offenders

In August, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a package of new bills related to a number of different issues, including certain family law rights. Among other things, Governor Cuomo signed legislation that prohibits sex offenders from gaining custody rights over a child that they abused. According to reporting from the New York Daily News,…
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New York Appeals Court Modifies Divorce Judgement On Grounds that Unprofitable Business Partnership Cannot Be Easily Divided

On August 22nd, 2019, the New York Appellate Division, Fourth Department released a decision in the case of Barrett v Barrett — a matrimonial action that involved a spouse seeking a modification of a divorce judgement on the grounds that the initial ruling was unjust and ineffective.  A Lower Court Ordered the Sale of a…
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Matt Lauer’s Hamptons Estate For Sale In Wake of Divorce Settlement

The former Today Show host listed a $44 million home for sale as part of his divorce settlement with ex-wife Annette Roque. Roque and Lauer purchased the sprawling estate, which dates back to 1920, in 2013 from actor Richard Gere. While their divorce was pending, the couple lived together in the sprawling, 12-bedroom, 12-bathroom, 6.2-acre…
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