With the recent changes in the law, the dynamics of custody proceedings in NYS Family Court have changed significantly over the past several years. Family Court now recognizes the rights of non-biological domestic partners, same-sex partners, and “tri-custodial” rights in addition to the “traditional” parents for the purposes of custody filings.
This course, presented by Philip Katz, a Partner at Fink & Katz, will provide you with a brief overview of how and when it is appropriate to bring a custody proceeding in NYS Family Court, taking into account recent major developments in family law. The areas of jurisdiction, venue, standing, different burdens of proof for different movants, the different types of custody, differences between initial petitions and modification petitions, and a cursory examination of basic trial strategies will all be examined.
Philip Katz advises clients on complex family law and immigration matters, and serves as trial attorney representing adults and children in these areas. Mr. Katz has been a partner at Fink & Katz from 1998 until present. He is fluent in both the English and Japanese languages.
In addition to his private client work, Mr. Katz is a member of the Assigned Counsel Plan for the Appellate Division, First Department in the County of New York, as well as certified under Part 36 to represent children in Family Court and Supreme Court Proceedings.
Mr. Katz was fantastic. Most comprehensive hour I ever spent on a topic.
One of the BEST CLE’s!!
This course was excellent. Covered many different areas, including non-conventional families and non-parent custody. Very thorough and well-done.
Speaker was very good