Family Law: Mother entitled to a hearing on return of children who had been removed from her home and placed with their father

In the early morning hours of February 4, 2009, three children, then aged six years, four years, and nine months, respectively, were found by a police officer wandering the streets alone. The next day, February 5th, the New York City Administration for Children’s Services filed petitions in th...
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Family Law: Judge rules that Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller are to continue joint custody of twins

California Superior Court Judge Hank Goldberg ruled that the custody agreement between Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller will stay in place and denied Sheen’s bid for sole custody of his 2-year-old twin boys.    The hearing was sealed at the request of Mueller’s attorney with the Judge saying ...
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Family Law: Modification of child custody order to permit custodial father to move with child to Thailand was in best interests of child

A father, who resided in Pennsylvania and had primary physical custody of his child, cross-petitioned for a modification of a child custody order which would permit him to move with the child from Pennsylvania to Thailand.  Under New York law, a party seeking relocation of his or her child must es...
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Family Law: Change in circumstances required modification of visitation order to limit non-custodial parent’s visitation to ensure the best interests of the child

The NY Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that a custodial parent established change in circumstances that required modification of visitation order to limit non-custodial parent’s visitation to ensure the best interests of the child; non-custodial parent harassed and threatened custod...
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