• Matter of Estrella G.-C v. Julio B.

    Publication Date: 2019-04-19
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Family Court, Kings
    Judge: Judge Erik S. Pitchal
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: By: Jason Sender, Esq ., Alan Sputz, Esq., Special Assistant Corporation Counsel, Administration for Children's Services, Family Court Legal Services, Brooklyn, NY.
    for defendant: Attorney for the Children: By: Robin Karasyk, Esq., Legal Aid Society, Juvenile Rights Practice, Brooklyn, NY. Attorney for the Respondent Father: By: Lindsay Long-Waldor, Esq., Brooklyn Defender Services — Family Defense Practice, Brooklyn, NY. Attorney for the Non-Respondent Mother: Charles Lawson, Esq., Brooklyn, NY

    Case Number:

    911 Recording Does Not Fall Under Sealing Statute, Available For Use in Family Court Case

  • Matter of Puyi T. v. Justin L.

    Publication Date: 2019-04-15
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Family Court, Kings
    Judge: Judge Javier E. Vargas
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: The Mother and California are represented by: Kathleen Scahill, Esq. from the NYC Corporation Counsel, Family Court Division.
    for defendant: Father is represented by: John Yacos, Esq. Child was represented by: Melissa Ziegler, Esq., for the Children's Law Center.

    Case Number: U-16084-2015

    NY Court Has Continuing Jurisdiction Over Putative Father in Paternity Proceeding

  • Matter of R.L.B. v. C.D.G.

    Publication Date: 2019-04-09
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Family Court, Kings
    Judge: Judge Kathleen C. Waterman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: For Father: Zena Hardy, Esq.
    for defendant: For Mother: Ella Esha, Esq. For Children: Michael Robert Chazoule, Esq., The Children's Law Center.

    Case Number:

    NJ Never Issued Child Custody Determination, NY Court Had Subject Matter Jurisdiction

  • Matter of Christel D. v. Mandel T.B.

    Publication Date: 2019-03-08
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Family Court, Kings
    Judge: Judge Javier E. Vargas
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: The mother and North Carolina are represented by Celina Fletcher from the NYC Corporation Counsel, Family Court Division
    for defendant: Father is represented by Emmanuel F. Ntiamoah, Esq.

    Case Number: F-28150-13/15B

    Father Denied Recusal Motion Made in Context of Proceeding to Collect Support Arrears

  • Matter of Debbie E. v. S.F.

    Publication Date: 2018-12-07
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Family Court, Kings
    Judge: Judge Javier Vargas
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Pro se; Grandmother, Debbie Eisenstadt
    for defendant: parents are represented by David Chidekel, Esq., of Robert Ritholz Levy Sanders Chidekel & Fields LLP; The Child is represented by Cynthia Lee, Esq, from the Children's Law.

    Case Number: V-09809-2018

    Parents Denied Dismissal of Grandmother's Visitation Petition for Lack of Standing

  • Matter of Robert A. v. Chantelle C.

    Publication Date: 2018-10-29
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Family Court, Kings
    Judge: Judge Javier Vargas
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: O-14627/15

    Mother Fails to Establish Reasonable Excuse, Meritorious Defense; Defaults Denied Vacatur

  • Matter of Johanna W. v. Naiyah W.

    Publication Date: 2018-09-24
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Family Court, Kings
    Judge: Judge Jacqueline Deane
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Administration for Children's Services: Danyelle Shapiro, Esq., Family Court Legal Services, Brooklyn, New York
    for defendant: Family Defense Practice: Elizabeth Ling, Esq., Brooklyn Defender Services, Brooklyn, New York; Juvenile Rights Practice: Katherine Sexton, Esq., Legal Aid Society, Brooklyn, New York

    Case Number:

    Parent's Psychiatric Diagnosis Insufficient to Establish Neglect Per Se; Judgment Granted

  • Matter of Comm'r of Soc. Servs. v. Jon Robert L.

    Publication Date: 2018-08-10
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Family Court, Kings
    Judge: Judge Javier Vargas
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: For DSS: Jennifer A. Seiderman Esq.;
    for defendant: For the Father: Michael Feichter; For the Child: Sally S. Markowitz, Esq.

    Case Number: F-12629/2017

    DNA, Genetic Marker Test Denied; Equitable Estoppel Denies Father's Motion to Vacate AoP

  • Matter of Catholic Guardian Servs.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-23
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Family Court, Kings
    Judge: Judge Erik Pitchal
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Counsel for Petitioner: Mary Jane Sclafani, Esq., Magovern & Sclafani, Mineola, NY.
    for defendant: Counsel for Respondent: Gabriel Freiman, Esq., Brooklyn Defender Services, Family Defense Practice, Brooklyn, NY.; Attorney for the Child: Kelly Ballinger, Esq., Legal Aid Society, Juvenile Rights Practice, Brooklyn, NY.

    Case Number:

    Agency Fails to Show Diligent Efforts, Nor Establish Grounds to Terminate Parental Rights

  • Matter of I.V. v. A.C.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-20
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Family Court, Kings
    Judge: Judge Javier Vargas
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: For Mother, Anna Stern, Esq.
    for defendant: For Father; and for the Child, Ita Ibok, Esq.

    Case Number: V-06737-13/17A,B

    Father Fails to Show Change in Circumstances Warranting Changing Mother's Visitations