Custody & Support Modifications in New York: What to Know and How to Decide the Best Way to Proceed While Protecting Your Client’s Interests

(109 Ratings)

Produced on: June 27, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 102 minutes
Difficulty Advanced

This course, presented by family law attorney Alissa Van Horn, will break down the issues affecting ex-spouses/co-parents who are post-divorce (or post-family court orders) that are unhappy with the results of their divorce/agreement/orders, and/or those who are trying to change the terms of a judicial determination by arguing a change in circumstances. This program will answer the following question: what determines when a litigant can successfully pursue a change in custody, support and/or parenting time? It will take a deeper look at issues such as Relocation, Parental Alienation, and the effects of an Equal Parenting schedule. The program will also explore the impact of the financial support. Lastly, you will learn how and why the law has evolved, and how to navigate your way to successful litigation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Outline the law related to Custody, Relocation, Parental Alienation, and Co-parenting
  2. Discuss current trends in Family Court & Supreme Court in New York
  3. Review jurisdictional considerations
  4. Decide when a forensic evaluation is necessary and how to use it to resolve and/or litigate your case
  5. Gain an understanding of the impact and application of Tropea v. Tropea
  6. Understand what is considered by the courts in making a “best interests of the child” determination
  7. Build a prima facie showing for a “change in circumstances”
  8. Receive practical tips concerning how to speak to, counsel, and advocate for your client in his or her own best interests using real experience and examples. For example, when do you tell your client what to do and what not to do?

Faculty

Alissa Van Horn

Van Horn & Friedman, P.C.

Alissa L. Van Horn, Esq. is a Founding Member and Managing Partner of Van Horn & Friedman, P.C., a boutique family law firm, exclusively dedicated to handling family and matrimonial cases in the New York Metropolitan Area.

Prior to founding Van Horn & Friedman, P.C., Alissa opened the doors to her first solo practice in 2010, the Law Office of Alissa L. Van Horn, P.C. where she exclusively concentrated on matrimonial and family law matters.   Alissa was previously an associate of Rosin Steinhagen Mendel in New York, NY, a boutique family law firm, where she primarily focused on adoption and foster care litigation for more than three years.  Alissa began her career as an attorney in 2006, as an associate of Gildin, Zelenitz & Shapiro, P.C., where she engaged in general practice with a concentration in matrimonial and family law matters.

Alissa is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Family Law Chapter, the Suffolk County Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association, a former member of the Queens County Women’s Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association.

Alissa is licensed to practice law in New York, Connecticut and the United States Supreme Court.  Alissa has a juris doctor from Widener University School of Law, and obtained her undergraduate degree in Public Administration from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA.

In 2017, Alissa received Alissa received the Long Island Power Women in Business Award and the Long Island Business News Leadership in Law Award and has been selected as an honoree at the Long Island Business News 40 Under 40 Awards in 2018.  Alissa is also a 3-time recipient of the Rising Star Award and the Top Female Attorneys Award for NYC Metro by Super Lawyers Magazine. Alissa received the “10 Best” Award by the American Institute for Family Law Attorneys in 2016 and 2017, the Top 10 Under 40 Award by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, the Top 100 Attorneys Award and the Top 40 under 40 Award for NYC by the National Advocates in the area of Divorce and Family Law, the Outstanding Women in the Law Award for 2016 by Hofstra Law School’s Center for Children and Families, and was featured by LI Pulse Magazine as a Top Legal Eagle in March 2017.

Van Horn & Friedman, P.C. was selected as a Top 10 Law Firm in New York in the are of Family Law 2 years in a row.

Alissa began teaching CLE’s in 2015 on family and matrimonial matters for Marino CLE and LawLine.  Alissa was also a Guest Speaker at Legaltech’s LegalWeek in 2018 on the topic of starting and succeeding in a small law firm.  Additionally, Alissa has presented on topics related to divorce and Family Law by the New York State Society of CPA’s and New York Presbyterian Hospital.  Throughout the year, Alissa offers free seminars to residents of Long Island on procedural and substantive matters they face in Family and Supreme Courts.  Alissa is also a member of Pinktie.org, networking for a cause, and supports many local charities including the American Kidney Fund, Kids Clubhouse and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, LIAFF.



Reviews

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Angela R.

great examples, enjoyed listening to the speaker

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Ruth R.

WHAT STRUCK ME MOST AND REPEATEDLY ABOUT THIS PRACTITIONER WAS HER HONESTY AND CANDOR. I THINK THAT HER CLIENTS MUST APPRECIATE NOT ONLY HER KNOWLEDGE, BUT HER GRASP OF REALITY AS TO JUST HOW MUCH THE COURTS AND LEGAL CLIMATE IN FAMILY AND MATRIMONIAL LAW ARE CHANGING.

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john n.

Technology works great when good wi fi where viewing. Moderator very good. Content and slides very informative

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Rose V.

Excellent presentation

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