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  • More Virtual Court Appearances
    More Virtual Court Appearances

    The increase in positivity in NY has led to further restrictions on in person court appearances. The NY State Chief Judge consistent with guidelines from the Governor in an effort to stem the spread ...

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  • The Difficulties Of A Virtual Trial
    The Difficulties Of A Virtual Trial

    Due to the rise in the positivity rate during Covid-19 the NY Courts have announced that all trials not already commenced will be done virtually. This includes trials with and without a jury, civil ...

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  • Has Covid-19 Changed Parenting Roles
    Has Covid-19 Changed Parenting Roles

    Stay at home orders, remote work and virtual school has changed the role of parents certainly for the short term and perhaps even longer. I recently read an article in the New York Law Journal that ...

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  • The Role Of The Attorney For The Children
    The Role Of The Attorney For The Children

    Most contested custody cases will involve the appointment by the Court of an Attorney For The Children ("AFC"). If the case is pending in the Family Court the attorney's fees are paid by the State. If ...

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  • Divorce In Suffolk County During Phase Three
    Divorce In Suffolk County During Phase Three

    Long Island Courts which include divorce cases entered Phase Three on June 26, 2020. As per official court memos to attorneys, Phase Three will increase in person court appearances on a limited basis. ...

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  • More Thoughts On What Divorce/Family Court Are Like As Long Island Has Entered Phase Two
    More Thoughts On What Divorce/Family Court Are Like As Long Island Has Entered Phase Two

    Long Island Law Firms have entered Phase Two and are now allowed to be physically open. So after approximately three months of remote work our office is now open. The Family & Supreme Court are also ...

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