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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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  • Child Support & Maintenance Guidelines & Temporary Support Applications
    Child Support & Maintenance Guidelines & Temporary Support Applications

    During a contested divorce case it often becomes necessary to file or to oppose a child support and spousal suppor t (maintenance) application. Obviously one person is seeking support and the other ...

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  • Income Execution Issued By Attorney vs By Court
    Income Execution Issued By Attorney vs By Court

    When child support is ordered, the Supreme Court and the Family Court can issue an income execution on the wages of the party charged with payment. The easy one to discuss is the one issued by the ...

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  • How To Obtain A Reduction In Child Support
    How To Obtain A Reduction In Child Support

    There are several different ways to obtain a reduction in child support and most of them are based upon a reduction in income by 15% or more or it has been 3 years since the date of the last child ...

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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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