Articles by Christian Root

Can you find Success as a Divorced Dad?

Regardless of whether or not you end up with primary custody of your child, divorce can have a significant impact on your relationship with your children and, if not handled…

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Marijuana Legalization: What Effect in Family Courts?

The recent changes to the marijuana laws in New York State have already begun to have a huge impact on people’s daily lives. While many are happy about the changes allowing…

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State Assembly reviewing ‘Kyra’s Law,’ aimed at bolstering child protections

In 2016, 2-year-old Kyra Franchetti was shot twice by her father while she slept. He then set the house on fire and committed suicide. Kyra’s mother, Jacqueline Franchetti, had…

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CBS 6 Investigates: Accountability in cross-county foster child placement

Christian Root is a partner at Tully Rinckey and has been involved in family law for about 30 years. I spoke with him today about the tragic death of 4 year old Charlie at his…

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COVID-19, Foster Care and Visitation

Since March of this year New York has been in various stages of lock-down or has imposed other restrictions on the population’s everyday life. As everyone has experienced, this…

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In keeping with State Mandate, Tioga County Family Court announces protocol for virtual fact-finding hearings effective November 23, 2020.

On November 19, 2020 Tioga County announced that all future fact-finding hearings will be held virtually via the Microsoft TEAMS meeting platform effective Monday, November 23,…

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How Does COVID-19 Affect a Parent’s Visitation Rights?

Every aspect of life has been put on hold for Central New Yorkers during the COVID-19 outbreak. Many across the region have to wear many hats, which might include spending more…

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COVID-19 and Your Custody Orders

With the current COVID-19 Pandemic many states, New York included, have declared a state of emergency and imposed restrictions and containment protocols affecting everyone. Many…

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Child Protective Services Investigations: I’ve got an indicated report…what do I do?

You come home from a long day at work and there is a card in your door with a note asking you to call a caseworker at your local department of social services, or you hear an…

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