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Child Custody Laws in New York

Child Custody Laws in New York Wondering about cild custody laws in New York? When divorcing parents in New York both petition for custody of their children, family law judges consider the best interests of the child before making their decision. In most cases, this is for children to maintain a close relationship with both…
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Bombardo Law Office, P.C. Still Open

The effects of the coronavirus have been felt far and wide, impacting individuals, families, businesses, the economy, the health sector, and more. For those who are facing legal complications, such as family law issues, one of the unique challenges posed by the coronavirus is that it has resulted in the closure of New York’s courts.…
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New York Case Addresses Oral Agreements About Spousal Maintenance

A recent case out of the Supreme Court of the State of New York addresses oral agreements about spousal maintenance. The case, Matter of Makris v. Makris (2020), demonstrates that a court will uphold an oral agreement to terminate maintenance. Further, if a party fails to demand maintenance, that failure can constitute a ratification of…
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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 Bill Would End the State’s 27-Year Ban on Paid Surrogacy Contracts

According to reporting from the Gotham Gazette, a group of New York legislators is pushing a bill that would end the state’s 27-year ban on paid surrogacy contracts. Known as the Child-Parent Security Act, the bill is making its way through the state legislature and, if passed into law, would both end the paid surrogacy…
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After Nearly Fifty Years Woman Awarded $150,000 in Child Support

A story out of California made national headlines recently when a single mother won $150,000 in overdue child support for her 52-year-old daughter. As reported by CNN, Toni Anderson, a San Diego, California woman, was initially granted child support for a divorce that took place in the early 1970s. When she got a divorce in…
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