Practice Area: Family Law

NYSBA Commends Governor, Legislature for Protecting Constitutional Rights of Children, Indigent Adults

Richard Lewis, president of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement about the approval of the 2024-25 state budget, which includes continued funding to adequately pay 18-B attorneys to represent children and indigent adults: “The New York State Bar Association commends the governor and the legislature for ensuring that the constitutional rights … Continued

Family Law Review – Vol. 56 No. 1

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Divorce Can Be Difficult For Same-Sex Couples

Breaking up is hard to do. And for married same-sex couples, past laws can complicate current divorce proceedings. The New York State Bar Association recently hosted a Continuing Legal Education course on the challenges facing same-sex couples as they try to end relationships and figure out issues related to dividing property and child custody. Margaret … Continued

New York State Bar Association Joins Legislators Calling for Increased Funding of Family Courts

New York State Bar Association President Richard Lewis joined lawmakers calling for an increase in funding for New York’s Family Courts to address a crisis in the courts affecting children, parents and caregivers. He joined the chairs of the state Senate and Assembly Judiciary and Children and Families committees, Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal, and Assembly Members … Continued

How Child Support Complicates Benefits for Adult Developmentally Disabled Children

Receiving and distributing child support for developmentally disabled children is complicated. And it gets more complicated as a child ages into adulthood, changing their eligibility for benefits. The New York State Bar Association’s Family Law, Elder Law & Special Needs and Trusts & Estates Law sections hosted a continuing legal education course to discuss this … Continued

Family Law Review – Vol. 55 No. 2

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