• 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

  • Matter of Justelle R v. Justino R. Jr.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-16
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Family Court, Kings
    Judge: Judge Erik Pitchal
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: By Lindsay Egan, Esq., Alan Sputz, Esq., Special Assistant Corporation Counsel, Administration for Children's Services, Family Court Legal Services, Brooklyn, NY.
    for defendant: Counsel for Respondent: Hannah Mercuris, Esq., Brooklyn Defender Services, Family Defense Practice, Brooklyn, NY.; Attorney for the Children: Caitlin Andrews, Esq., Legal Aid Society, Juvenile Rights Practice, Brooklyn, NY.

    Case Number:

    ACS Fails to Prove Neglect Allegations in Petition Against Father as Children Unharmed

  • Matter of Christian J. C.U. v. Jorge R.C.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-04
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Family Court, Kings
    Judge: Judge Javier Vargas
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: For Child: Hector R. Rojas, Esq., Catholic Migration Services
    for defendant: Alisha W. was Pro se and the parents failed to appear:

    Case Number: G-1006102018

    Court Grants Guardianship Petition, Motion for SIJS Findings in Petitioner's Favor

  • Matter of Millie S. v. Thomas S.

    Publication Date: 2018-05-18
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Family Court, Kings
    Judge: Judge Javier Vargas
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Attorney for Wife: Valerie H. Tocci, Esq. of Stutman, Stutman & Lichtestein
    for defendant: Attorney for Husband: Mark S. Helweil, Esq.

    Case Number: O-18972-17/18B

    Husband's Contact With Wife's Attorney Did Not Constitute Violation of Protection Order

  • Matter of Divine W. v. Latoya B.

    Publication Date: 2018-05-07
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Family Court, Kings
    Judge: Judge Jacqueline Deane
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: For the Petitioner: Diane Shea, Esq., Administration for Children's Services, Family Court Legal Services
    for defendant: For the Respondent Father: Laura Matthews-Jolly, Esq., Brooklyn Defender Services, Family Defense Practice ; For the Respondent Mother: Joel Kahn, Esq., Brooklyn, New York; For the Subject Child: Larry B. Margolis, Esq., Brooklyn, New York.

    Case Number: court redacted

    Allegations Asserted Against Father Insufficient for Neglect Finding; Petition Dismissed