Matter of J.T., Onondaga County Family Court, Michael L. Hanuszczak, Judge, September 2, 2016, Docket B-XXXX-16 Appearances by counsel: Maggie Seikaly, Esq. for the Onondaga County Department of Children and Family Services, Karen J. Docter, Esq. of Fayetteville, New York ...Read More »
Decision of Interest: Fourth Department — Testamentary Trust: Matter of Canandaigua National Bank and Trust Company
Appellate Division, Fourth Department Testamentary Trust Uneconomical — Intent of the Decedent Matter of Canandaigua National Bank and Trust Company CA 13-01772 Appealed from Surrogate’s Court, Monroe County Background: The petitioner and trustee bank commenced a proceeding to terminate the ...Read More »
Decision of Interest: Supreme Court, Monroe County — Same Sex Marriage — Child Custody: Wendy G-M v. Erin G-M
Supreme Court, Monroe County Same Sex Marriage — Child Custody Artificial Insemination — Non-Biological Parent Wendy G-M v. Erin G-M 13-13669 Judge Dollinger Background: At issue in the underlying divorce action, the court was required to determine whether a parent ...Read More »
Decision of Interest: Supreme Court, Monroe County — Alternative Service Divorce: McKeown v. Frederick
NYS Supreme Court, Monroe County Alternative Service Divorce Constructive Trust — Marital Residence McKeown v. Frederick 12/5505 Judge Dollinger Background: In this divorce action, at issue is whether an alleged promise by a spouse, prior to marriage, created rights and responsibilities ...
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Family Court, Onondaga County Alternative Service Service by Email N.Z. v. A.G. May 10, 2013 Judge Hanuszczak Background: The petitioner mother sought to modify the parties’ 2002 divorce decree from an Ohio county court. The petitioner was seeking sole custody. ...Read More »
Decision of Interest: DHS, Citizenship Services, Admin Appeals Office — Derivative Citizenship: Matter of Garcia
DHS, Citizenship Services, Admin Appeals Office Derivative Citizenship Custody Matter of Garcia Chief Judge Rosenberg Background: The applicant was initially denied citizenship because the applicant had failed to demonstrate that he was in his father’s legal custody. The Administrative Appeals ...Read More »
Supreme Court, Monroe County — Not for Profit Law — Elections: Buholtz v. Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Inc.
Supreme Court, Monroe County Not for Profit Law — Elections Write in Candidates — By-laws Buholtz v. Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Inc. 2013/01909 Judge Fischer Background: The petitioner, a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, commenced a proceeding pursuant to Section ...Read More »
Onondaga County Family Court Federal and State Law Subpoena of Veteran Affairs Physician Matter of S.P. v. G.S. Justice Hanuszczak Background: The father filed a petition seeking an order granting primary physical custody of a child and a schedule for ...
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Appellate Division, Fourth Department Invocation of Rights Emergency Doctrine People v. Doll KA 11-01150 Appealed from Genesee County Court Background: The defendant was convicted of second-degree murder after a jury trial. When police came upon the defendant walking near an ...Read More »
Appellate Division, Fourth Department Common Law Inquiry Detention of Defendant People v. Lee KA 06-00060 Appealed from Monroe County Court Background: The defendant pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary in connection with the theft of two bicycles in Irondequoit. At issue ...Read More »
Supreme Court, Monroe County Prejudgment Interest Maintenance Awards Lehning v. Lehning 2008/17596 Justice Dollinger Background: Both parties had brought motions regarding a consent order requiring the husband to pay maintenance. The maintenance order was dated 2009 and the husband owed ...Read More »