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Court Approach to Name Change When One Parent Will Not Consent to Raising a Child as Transgender

Recently, courts are using the best interest of the child standard in custody cases where parents disagree about raising a child as transgender. In some instances, transgendered children are seeking the court’s assistance to ensure their right to change their identity without parental consent. This may include the ability to access hormone therapy, change his […]

What Say Does a Child Have in Custody Arrangements?

Court ordered custody arrangements can either be argued for in the Supreme Court of New York or in Family Court. When a case for divorce is brought forward in the Supreme Court of New York, the child custody arrangement will also be presented at that time. Whereas, in Family Court, a child custody case is […]

Joint Custody and Child Support

Calculating child support can be a confusing and overwhelming process, especially if you are going through a child custody battle. One of the most common myths believed when calculating how much you may need to pay for child support is believing that if you have joint custody of your child, you don’t have […]

What Is Emancipation?

Emancipation is a way in which a minor can be legally recognized as an independent adult. Many refer to emancipation as a “divorce from parents.” Emancipation essentially gives minors the legal right to take full responsibility for their own welfare and decisions. A minor who is looking to become emancipated will face several […]

What is Supervised Visitation?

Visitation is the legal right granted to a non-custodial parent to spend time with their child. Visitation allows the non-custodial parent to be involved in the child’s life on a consistent and regular basis. In certain situations, the court may decide to give a non-custodial parent supervised visitation rights.

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An Out-Of-State Custody Order

Today, many former spouses will move to different states after a divorce. Sometimes, this results in one spouse taking the children to a different state from where the divorce proceeding and custody order was issued. According to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), lawmakers have created a way to address these situations. […]

Nesting In Divorce And Child Custody

Oftentimes, divorces are more difficult and complicated when children are involved. With much distruption to daily life and becoming newly accustomed to living arrangements, many children are left emotionally scarred.

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What To Do If A Child Custody Agreement Is Violated

The violation of a child custody agreement is a serious issue that could lead to severe consequences. A child custody agreement is considered a court order. This means that violating the agreement is a violation of a court order. Additionally, violation of a custody agreement may have a significant impact on the well being of […]

What You Should Know About Child Custody

When it comes to child custody determinations, there are many forms of custody that can be awarded by the court. For instance, there is a difference between legal and physical custody, as well as joint and sole custody of the child. If you are going through a divorce with children, it is important to be […]

Court Asks for Assessment of Father’s Income When Appointing Counsel

A father’s ability to pay all or part of his legal costs in a custody dispute over his two children is being challenged by a New York Supreme Court Judge. New York State recognizes the constitutional and statutory rights, held by the father, that justify the appointment of counsel during a custody dispute. However, New […]

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