Family Law

  • New York Law Journal

    Enforcement of Support Orders by Contempt of Court

    By Joel R. Brandes | October 20, 2021

    Domestic Relations Law §245 and Family Court Act §454 both authorize the remedy of civil contempt and imprisonment to compel spouses and parents to comply with support orders. However, the procedural law for attaining that laudable goal appears to be different in Family Court contempt proceedings than in Supreme Court contempt proceedings.

    10 minute read

  • Daily Report Online

    Pascal v. Pino

    October 20, 2021

    Court vacates trial court order modifying custody arrangements where a party did not file a complaint or counterclaim seeking that form of relief.

    1 minute read

  • Daily Report Online

    Till Death Do Us Part: A Georgia Couple Has Died, but Divorce Proceedings Continue

    By Cedra Mayfield | October 18, 2021

    "We will not address these issues for the first time on appeal," read a Georgia Court of Appeals opinion remanding a post-mortem divorce dispute to the trial court with direction.

    5 minute read

  • The Legal Intelligencer

    Counsel Fees Award in Child Custody Case Reversed

    By Michael E. Bertin | October 18, 2021

    With the enactment of Section 5339, there was now a specific avenue that a practitioner could take to combat a "frequent flyer" who constantly drags the other party back to court with filing after filing.

    6 minute read

  • New Jersey Law Journal

    Sgro-Lofaro v. Lofaro

    October 18, 2021

    Plaintiff appealed from an order granting in part and denying in part her motion to compel defendant's payment of money in accordance with the dual judgment of divorce.

    1 minute read

  • The Legal Intelligencer

    In Re MLS

    October 18, 2021

    The court found that the moving parties, mother and her paramour, established by clear and convincing evidence that father's parental rights should be involuntarily terminated and that the needs of the minor were best served by termination of father's parental rights because father had not had contact with minor in a year.

    1 minute read

  • Texas Lawyer

    In re Guardianship of Chang

    October 18, 2021

    A daughter, whose application for guardianship of her mother's estate was denied due to adverse interests, failed to show on appeal how that decision was in error.

    1 minute read

  • Daily Report Online

    Gilreath v. Conner

    October 18, 2021

    Court vacates trial court's order regarding portion of pension payments owed to ex-spouse where the order was not based on the language of the parties' divorce decree

    1 minute read

  • New Jersey Law Journal

    S.D. v. D.M.

    October 15, 2021

    Defendant appealed from the trial court's custody and parenting time orders.

    1 minute read

  • Texas Lawyer

    'Throuples': Texas Attorney Discusses Representation of Nonmonogamous Clients

    By Charles Toutant | October 14, 2021

    Stacy McLarty, an Austin, Texas, lawyer, makes representation of polyamory clients the primary focus of her solo practice and herself identifies as polyamorous.

    6 minute read

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