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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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  • Advantages/Disadvantages Of Virtual Court Appearances
    Advantages/Disadvantages Of Virtual Court Appearances

    As a result of the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic and the need to maintain public safety, the Suffolk County Supreme Matrimonial Parts and the Family Court have been utilizing Skype For Business and ...

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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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  • What Will Divorce And Family Court Be Like After Covid-19
    What Will Divorce And Family Court Be Like After Covid-19

    The Long Island Suffolk Supreme and Family Courts (Nassau & Suffolk) are partially open, but not yet having litigants attending in person on a non-emergency basis of any kind. While there have been ...

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  • Opting Out Of Child Support Modifications
    Opting Out Of Child Support Modifications

    When child support amounts are agreed to in a Settlement Agreement , parties are given the option to “opt out” of two of the three otherwise automatic provisions for upward or downward modification of ...

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