Category : Order of Protection

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Extending an order of protection

Orders of Protection In New York An order of protection issued by the New York Family Court can be extended on a showing of “good cause.” Ok, let’s take a step back and consider this. Under ordinary circumstances, a Family…

0 Comments / 97 View / February 20, 2016

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The New Normal – Chapter One

Normally, Greg didn’t mind Mondays, but today was different. His mood didn’t improve when he finally got inside the building and up to the metal detectors. He’d been waiting outside this damned building for 15 minutes in the rain, and…

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The Child’s Lawyer – The Role of the Law Guardian (now called “Attorney for the Child”)

The role of the child’s lawyer, previously known as the law guardian, now called “the attorney for the child” is very confusing, not only to parents, but the judges, lawyers and even to the law guardians. Recently, the role has…

0 Comments / 534 View / March 22, 2009

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Orders of Protection

In cases of Domestic Violence, often the first place people go is the Family Court. The New York Family Court is the prime dispenser of these orders within families; although, the criminal, county and supreme courts also have the authority…

0 Comments / 58 View / September 18, 2007