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

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Produced on June 27, 2017

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Course Information

Time 102 minutes
Difficulty Advanced

Course Description

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?

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Faculty

Alissa Van Horn

Van Horn & Friedman, P.C.

Alissa L. Van Horn is the managing partner of Van Horn & Friedman, PC, a family law firm serving the New York City and Long Island, with its primary office located in Westbury, New York. Alissa L. Van Horn has extensive experience with cases involving divorce, adoption, custody, child support, orders of protection, foster care litigation, name changes, prenuptial, postnuptial and separation agreements. Alissa L. Van Horn concentrates her practice in the New York City Metropolitan Area, including Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Prior to founding Van Horn & Friedman, P.C. with Meredith Friedman, Esq., Alissa and Meredith, began their careers in New York at a small general practice law firm in Queens, wherein their practices focused on representing clients in divorce and family law matters, as well as criminal and civil litigation. Thereafter, Alissa joined a boutique Manhattan family law firm as an associate, where she handled all facets of foster care litigation and adoption law. In 2010, Alissa founded the Law Office of Alissa L. Van Horn, P.C., where she honed her research, writing, litigation and negotiation skills to provide the best possible outcomes for all of her clients.

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 area of Family Law 2 years in a row. 



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Jaclyn C.

very helpful

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Opal B.

Very helpful info. Very good instructor. Down to earth, knowledgeable, very good delivery style and affect.

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Sharmila N.

Excellent.

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Cary H.

very informative

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Guy G.

terrific

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Edward M B.

Excellent presentation!!!

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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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