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Category: Family & Matrimonial Law


The Return of COVID and the Courts

COVID-19 is back!  And the outbreak is once again greatly affecting the country, and most heavily, New York State, New York State Courts and Federal Courts.  The Supreme Courts…

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Default Judgments of Divorce in the Time of COVID-19

Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a spouse was able to receive a Judgment of Divorce even if the other spouse defaulted or chose not to participate in the divorce…

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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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Moving Out of State with Your Children. What are the Rights of the Other Parent?

If you share a child with another parent, whether an ex-spouse or not, moving out of state with that child in common can be a problem.  Unless the other parent consents, a…

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Welcome Saratoga! Tully Rinckey Opens New Office

On July 15, 2020, Tully Rinckey expanded its reach in the Capital District by opening an office at 125 High Rock Ave. in Saratoga Springs. We opened the office in Saratoga Springs…

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Courts in the Day of Covid- What it means for Litigants

The Covid-19 pandemic has reshaped just about every aspect of our daily lives, so it is no surprise that Court operations have changed as well. Slowly the Courts have reopened,…

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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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Family Court to see more cases as final phase of ‘Raise the Age’ law goes into effect in 2019

The final phase of New York’s “Raise the Age” law is effective October 1, finally making way for both 16- and 17-year-olds to be referred to Family Court instead of being…

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When is the right time to modify or re-negotiate a custody order?

Custody agreements between parents lay out an array of details regarding a child’s upbringing, and most often include visitation schedules including holidays, co-parenting…

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