One of the most frightening things that can happen to a parent is to be faced with the abduction of a child. The fact that it was done by the other parent of the child does not make the situation much easier. In the U.S., various federal and state laws give redress for when a spouse abducts a child. … [Read more...] about What Steps to Take If a Parent Abducts a Child
At some point during or after your divorce, your former spouse may begin a new relationship. It can be difficult for many reasons to deal with this situation. If you have children, you may be particularly concerned about how this new person will affect your parent-child relationship. For example, if … [Read more...] about Can You Keep Your Ex-Spouse’s New Partner Away from Your Children?
Many parents have questions concerning parenting time and child custody during the COVID-19 virus pandemic. Both the medical and political establishments have made clear their concerns about the extreme contagiousness and humankind’s lack of antibodies to defend against this virus in addition to the … [Read more...] about Child Custody, Visitation and the COVID-19 Outbreak
The impact of divorce is often felt not just by the couple and their children, but also by extended family members. When parents split up, the relationship between children and other family members may be severed. Further, it is not unusual for a custodial parent to try to restrict interactions … [Read more...] about Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights?
New York law encourages parents to resolve child custody and parenting time issues amicably and in the best interests of the children. As a result, regardless of the other disputes you may be having with your (ex)spouse, it is important to find common ground when it comes to your children. When one … [Read more...] about Negotiating Parenting Time During and After Divorce
After litigation is over, it is not uncommon for one or both parties to be dissatisfied with the outcome. While the parties may have a legal right to appeal, winning an appeal is difficult in matrimonial actions for several reasons. Simply being unhappy about the judge’s decision is not enough to … [Read more...] about Appealing Divorce and Custody Decisions