Child Custody Articles

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Child custody cases can be the “biggest” and most challenging cases that a Family Lawyer has to deal with. In New York Courts, it is not unusual for a custody case to take over a year to be resolved. I have been on a few cases that have lasted over 3 years.

 

Can You Get Discovery In New York Custody Cases?

n New York State courts,  the general rule is that liberal discovery (called “disclosure” in New York) is allowed in most civil cases.  An attorney can serve various disclosure devices, including demands for documents, written interrogatories, and demands for deposition, without involving the court at all.  The party served must comply with any discovery demands, …

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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

Child Custody Articles / By Paul Matthews 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 …

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