Child Custody

Same-Sex Parenting Rights Expanded

Posted on December 14, 2017

On September 27, 2017, the Family Court, Nassau County, issued a decision finding that a non-biological mother, J.C., had standing to seek custodial and visitation rights for two subject children who were the biological children of the respondent, N.P. This case, titled J.C. v. N.P., is a next step on the question of same-sex parenting rights… continue reading

Court Ordered that No Child Support Be Paid By Either Party to the Other

Posted on January 12, 2015

On December 19, 2014, the New York Law Journal publishedA.H. v. G.H., NYLJ 1202706161142, at *1 (Sup., KI, Decided November 24, 2014). The Supreme Court, Kings County, resolved an interesting motion and cross-motion by declining to apply the standards contained in the Child Support Standards Act (CSSA) in determining temporary child support. Instead, due to… continue reading

Child Custody Determinations in New York City

Posted on August 30, 2013

Child custody orders can vary greatly depending on the circumstances between the parents and the children. There are two different types of custody and the court has flexibility when it comes to making their decisions. First, there is a difference between physical and legal custody that will need to be determined. The court will then… continue reading