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FREDERIC C. FOSTER BLOG
Although a natural parent has a built-in advantage, a non-parent may seek custody if extraordinary circumstances exist. Courts have held that examples of behaviors that may, in the aggregate, rise to the level of extraordinary circumstances include allowing the children to live in squalor, failing to address serious substance abuse or mental health issues, instability […]
“When reviewing a custodial parent’s request to relocate, the court’s primary focus must be on the best interests of the child” (Matter of Giraldo v Gomez, 49 AD3d 645, 645 ; see Matter of Tropea v Tropea, 87 NY2d 727, 739 ; Matter of Hirtz v Hirtz, 108 AD3d 712, 713 ; Matter of Hamed […]
In a recent case decided by the Suffolk County Supreme County on December 5, 2016, our firm successfully represented the Plaintiff in an action to set aside a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement is a contract, and under New York law there is a presumption of validity. Parties are generally free to enter into private […]