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Which Actions are Considered Violations of Custody Agreements?

After you have come to a child custody agreement with your former partner or spouse, it’s imperative that you closely adhere to it. But what types of actions could possibly be considered violations of your custody agreement? The following are a few violations to avoid: Refusing visitation. This is among the most common types of… Read More »

Steps to Help You Get Back Custody of Your Children

If you’ve lost custody of your children, chances are a court had reason to believe that your children would be better off in someone else’s custody. Therefore, the only way that you can gain back custody of your children is  to demonstrate to the Court that there is a substantial and unanticipated change of circumstances… Read More »

Religion and Your Child Custody Arrangement

It’s somewhat common for one parent to change religions after going through a divorce. However, there are legal implications involving child custody and changing religion that must be considered. Religion is actually one of several considerations that courts will take into account when determining custody arrangements, alongside health care, residence, recreation and education.  First, courts… Read More »

Child Custody and Support Issues Specific to Same-Sex Partners

With all the changes in recent years to the legal status of same-sex couples, it can be difficult to understand the exact nature of your rights as a couple and, if you have children, your rights as parents. What’s true in one state may not be in another, and what you might assume would be… Read More »

Supervised Visitation in New York

The law places a great deal of importance on preserving the relationship between parent and child. While this certainly makes sense under most circumstances, it can create a frustrating and unsettling scenario for a custodial parent when the other parent has a history of abuse, neglect, violence or mental instability. In New York, a judge… Read More »

I Want to Move — Can I Bring My Children?

The issue of parent relocation is relatively complicated, and each case tends to have a unique set of circumstances that play a significant role in the court’s ultimate decision. There are many factors that may influence the result, including the following issues. The child’s best interests This is the first and most important element in… Read More »

Baby Veronica Goes Home

In a family law case that captured headlines for years, Veronica Capobianco has finally gone home. In 2008, Christina Maldonado informed her then-boyfriend Dusten Brown she was pregnant. Mr. Brown pressed for marriage indicating he would not support the child if Ms. Maldonado did not marry him. Ms. Maldonado ended the relationship and Mr. Brown… Read More »

Paternal Rights for Unwed Fathers: What to Do When There are Doubts

Do not sign a voluntary acknowledgement of paternity if you are unsure whether you are a child’s father. Once you sign, New York allows just 60 days to rescind your acknowledgement. By signing, you waive your right to deny paternity. The only way to get out of the agreement is to retain a lawyer to… Read More »