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Fourth Department — Family Court: Shehatou v. Louka

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Family Court Fugitive Disentitlement Doctrine — Appeal Shehatou v. Louka CAF 13-02031 Appealed from Family Court, Onondaga County Background: The family court issued an order based upon the respondent’s default in which it determined that the ...

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Fourth Department — Family Court: Abbott v Merritt

Appellate Division, Fourth Department  Family Court Joint Custody — Transfer Out-of-State Jurisdiction Abbott v Merritt CAF 12-02358 Appealed from Family Court, Oswego County Background: The petitioner mother and respondent father agreed to a stipulated order that gave them joint legal ...

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Fourth Department — Family Court: Stearns v. Crawford

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Family Court Unrepresented Party — Refusal of Representation Stearns v. Crawford CAF 12-01312 Appealed from Family Court, Erie County Background: The father appealed from an order that granted the mother sole custody of the parties’ children. ...

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Fourth Department — Family Court — Civil Contempt: Lara v. Sullivan

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Family Court — Civil Contempt Out-of-State Move — Custody Modification Lara v. Sullivan CAF 12-02057; CAF 12-02084 Appeal from Family Court, Monroe County Background: The petitioner and attorney for the child appealed from an order denying ...

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Nominations sought for defender’s award

Nominations are due by Sept. 27 for a new award created by the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office to recognize excellence in indigent adult representation in Family Court. “The important work of family court is too often overlooked by the ...

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Family Court marks 50th anniversary

  It has not been all that long that the special needs of children were recognized in court. In fact, before the Family Court Act of 1962, children did not even receive representation in court and had no legal redress ...

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State Bar Association task force holding hearing on Family Court system

A New York State Bar Association task force studying the state’s Family Court system, placing particular emphasis on its impact on children and families, will convene the third of four statewide hearings on Thursday on Long Island. The Task Force ...

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Bar association hosts hearing on reform

A state bar association task force designed to address issues related to the family court system, particularly its impact on children and families, will convene the second of four statewide hearings Wednesday in New York City. The hearing, for the ...

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