Karen Crandall of Schenectady, attorney for children, and Sullivan County Family Court Judge Mark Meddaugh are the winners of the Howard A. Levine Award for Excellence in Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare.
Practice Area: Family Law
Come December 2021, those seeking to legally change their name and gender designation will no longer be subject to an antiquated requirement that has left many individuals reluctant to come forward for fear of inviting public ridicule, scorn and even physical violence.
Question: How many parents can one child have? Currently, the answer depends on where in New York your family is being created.
For many families experiencing fertility struggles and/or LGBTQ families, gestational surrogacy is an important family building option. For some, it is the only option for conceiving a child that is biologically related to them. However, gestational surrogacy in New York has had a complicated and tumultuous history.
In theory, divorcing couples in New York State have access to equal justice under the law, regardless of how much, or how little, money each spouse has.
With tremendous progress for transgender people and the transgender community in recent years, tremendous challenges have also come to light. Understanding these challenges is essential for lawyers to provide competent representation to their transgender clients. Pronouns, poverty and parentage were up for discussion on the Family Law Section’s Annual Meeting program, “Transgender Parents/Transgender Children: Sensitivity, … Continued