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  • Ruling Redefines Definition of Parenthood in New York
    Ruling Redefines Definition of Parenthood in New York

    The definition of parenthood in New York has been expanded to honor the rights of non-biological, non-adoptive second parents in non-traditional families. In a landmark ruling, the New York State ...

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  • Tips for Winning Your Child Custody Case
    Tips for Winning Your Child Custody Case

    If you are involved in a child custody dispute, in order to best prepare, it is important to understand how custody is decided in New York. In the past, while courts may have heavily favored a mother ...

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  • Grandparents' Visitation Rights in New York
    Grandparents' Visitation Rights in New York

    Generally, the relationship between a grandparent and a grandchild is an important and special relationship. However, sometimes grandparents may find themselves cut off from being able to spend time ...

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  • What Does the Court Look at When Determining Custody?
    What Does the Court Look at When Determining Custody?

    In New York State, there are a number of different factors that will contribute to the outcome of a child custody ruling. First and foremost, however, the presiding judge will be expected to make a ...

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  • How Do I Modify a Child Custody Order in New York?
    How Do I Modify a Child Custody Order in New York?

    As you may know, life is full of unexpected events. It is for this reason that you may now be faced with the need to modify or alter your current child custody arrangement. Even if you and your spouse ...

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  • Mother loses Custody after demeaning her child on Facebook
    Mother loses Custody after demeaning her child on Facebook

    A New York State Family Court awarded a father sole custody of the parties’ three children after the mother insulted the oldest child, a 10 year old boy, by calling the child an "asshole" on Facebook. ...

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