Paul Matthews

Paul W. Matthews, J.D., M.B.A., has been a trial lawyer and appellate lawyer for over 25 years. He currently resides in New York City.

Custody Vs. Guardianship Orders, New York Differences

This article discusses the differences between custody and guardianship orders for children under 21 years of age. It does not discuss cases brought in Supreme Court to appoint guardians of incapacited adults under Article 81. It is important to realise that although guardianship cases involving incapacitated adults can deal with both guardianship of the incapacitated …

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Parenting Coordinator’s Role In NY High Conflict Custody Cases

For some years, parents who have “high conflict” custody or visitation cases in the New York Courts, have occasionally used professionals, usually lawyers or psychologists, as “parenting coordinators”, sometimes called parenting coaches. In the past, the use of a parenting coordinator (also known as a parent coordinator) was optional and was almost never mandated or …

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