In depth discussion of the key considerations, laws, and legal strategies that every lawyer should know when confronted with an international child relocation request.
The purpose of this Section shall be to bring together, for the furtherance of their mutual interests, and the public interest, members of the New York State Bar Association who are concerned about matrimonial and family law.
The Family Law Section, alone or in cooperation with other sections and committees of the New York State Bar Association, or in conjunction with other bar associations or organizations, shall:
- Plan, coordinate and conduct continuing legal education programs;
- Publish a Family Law Review and distribute it to Section members;
- Provide a forum through which matrimonial and family law practitioners may cooperate with, encourage and assist each other in the resolution of problems and practice issues;
- Enhance the skills and competency of New York attorneys practicing matrimonial and family law;
- Formulate professional opinion in the areas of matrimonial and family law;
- Review legislative and administrative proposals, rules and statutory changes and, where appropriate, initiate legislation and legal reforms in the areas of matrimonial and family law;
- Serve as a resource to civic, governmental and public organizations in matters affecting matrimonial and family law;
- Undertake all such other activities as may be authorized, from time to time, by the Executive Committee of the Section for the purpose of accomplishing the foregoing goals.
Contact the Family Law Section Liaison
To learn more about this Section, please contact Gina Bartosiewicz
Rosalia Baiamonte of Gassman Baiamonte Gruner, located in Garden City, who practices primarily matrimonial and family law, is the new chair of the Family Law Section.
Baiamonte also serves as a co-chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee, a position she has held since 2014, as well as program co-chair of the Section’s Annual and Summer Meetings and Sponsorships. In 2017, Baiamonte was installed as a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New York Chapter. She is also a Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation.
Since 1994, Ms. Baiamonte has been and remains an active member of the Nassau County Bar Association. She served on the Executive Committee of the Matrimonial Law Committee since July 2009; and she is the immediate past Chair of the Matrimonial Law Committee, serving a 2-year term July 2015 – June 2017. In June 2014, she received The Richard J. Keidel Memorial Award in recognition of her contributions as a skilled advocate, leader and her professionalism in the practice of Matrimonial Law.
Baiamonte is a graduate of Brandeis University and Syracuse University College of Law.
Past Events Highlights
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Learn about the the most important International Family Law updates of the last year and how they may impact your practice.
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Family Law Review
The Family Law Review features peer-written substantive articles relating to the practice of family law on various topics including divorce, equitable distribution, prenuptial agreements, child custody and adoption. Also featured are Selected Cases and Recent Legislation, Decisions, and Trends. Edited by Lee Rosenberg, Esq., the Family Law Review is published by the Family Law Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.
The Family Law Review is published as a benefit for members of the Family Law Section and is copyrighted by the New York State Bar Association. The copying, reselling, duplication, transferring, reproducing, reusing, retaining or reprinting of this publication is strictly prohibited without permission. © New York State Bar Association. All rights reserved. ISSN 0149-1431 (print) ISSN 1933-8430 (online)
The Family Law Review encourages article submissions on topics of interest to members of the Section. Writing an article for a NYSBA Section publication is a great way to get your name out in the legal community and advertise your knowledge. Our authors are respected state-wide for their legal expertise in such areas as divorce, equitable distribution, prenuptial agreements, child custody and adoption. Readers are also invited to submit decisions of general interest that have not been published elsewhere.
MCLE credit may also be earned for legal-based writing directed to an attorney audience upon application to the CLE Board. NYSBA Guidelines for Obtaining MCLE Credit for Writing as well as a Publication Credit Application are available.
If you have written an article and would like to have it considered for publication in the Family Law Review, please send it in electronic document format (pdfs are NOT acceptable), along with biographical information to its Editor:
Lee Rosenberg, Esq.
– Featured Articles
Family Law Section Committee
- Adoption Committee
- Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee (Family Law)
- Amicus Committee
- Bylaws Committee (Family Law)
- CLE Committee (Family Law)
- Child Custody Committee
- Domestic Violence Committee
- Executive Committee (Family Law)
- Fam: Committee on Ethics
- Family Court Committee
- Family Law Section Diversity Committee
- Family Law Section Review And Publications Committee
- Fellowship & Scholarship Committee (Family Law)
- Finance And Funding Requests Committee
- LGBTQ Committee
- Lawyers For Children Committee
- Legislation Committee (Family Law)
- Long Range Planning Special Committee
- Membership Committee (Family Law)
- Nominating Committee (Family Law)
- Non-Lawyer Related Profs Co.
- OCA Matters And Bench & Bar Relations Committee
- Public Service And Education Committee (Family Law)
- Section Event Sponsorship Co.
- Senior Family Lawyers Co.
- Social Media Committee (Family Law)
- Website/Community Oversight Co.
- Young Lawyer Engagement Committee (Family Law)
The Family Law Section is committed to increasing the diversity of its membership in both personal diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age and geographic location, and professional diversity such as type of practice and area of practice.
We are pleased to introduce you to the New York State Bar Association’s Family Law Internet Sampler. The Family Law Section has developed this Internet Sampler specifically for the family law practitioner. This collection of family law-related information available on the Internet is part of the effort of the NYSBA and the Family Law Section to help practitioners use technology to its greatest advantage. The Sampler identifies numerous sites with materials on substantive law, government and court procedures, forms and other resources of practical use to family law attorneys. It also provides sites to assist the practitioner in mastering the Internet as a valuable resource tool. We welcome you to join us in sampling this wealth of information, and in sharing comments and suggestions on links to be added in the future.
- Asset Search / Private Investigations / People Locators
- Bar and Professional Associations / Lawyer Locators
- Case Updates
- Elder Law
- Family / Matrimonial Law Resources
- Governmental Agencies
- International Law
- Legal Research
- Military Personnel Legal Assistance
- Social Security Benefits
- Technology for Lawyers
Status of Pending Legislation
- 22 NYCRR 1400.2, Statement of the Client’s Rights and Responsibilities
- Joint order of the Departments of the NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division (Changes to Client’s Rights and Responsibilities, 22 NYCRR.14002)
- OCA Rule Amending 22 NYCRR 202/50(b) (required decretal paragraphs in Judgements).
- OCA Rule Amending Uncontested Divorce Forms (updated self support reserve numbers).
- OCA Rule Amending 22 NYCRR 202 (Motion Practice)
- Click here to view recent Amendment to DRL 245
- Status of Pending Legislation
- Family Law Matrimonial Update August 2020
- Family Law Matrimonial Update July 2020
- Family Law Matrimonial Update June 2020
- Family Law Matrimonial Update April 2020
- Family Law Matrimonial Update March 2020
- Family Law Matrimonial Update February 2020
- Family Law Matrimonial Update January 2020
- Family Law Matrimonial Update December 2019
- Family Law Matrimonial Update November 2019
- Family Law Matrimonial Update October 2019
- Family Law Matrimonial Update September 2019
- Family Law Matrimonial Update August 2019
- Family Law Matrimonial Update July 2019
- Family Law Matrimonial Update June 2019
- Family Law Matrimonial update May 2019
- Family Law Matrimonial Update April 2019
- Family Law Matrimonial Update March 2019
- Family Law Matrimonial Update February 2019
- Family Law Matrimonial Update January 2019
- Family Law Matrimonial Update December 2018
- Family Law Matrimonial Update November 2018
- Family Law Matrimonial Update October 2018
- Family Law Matrimonial Case Update September 2018
- Family Law Matrimonial Case Update August 2018
- Family Law Matrimonial Case Update June 2018
- Family Law Matrimonial Case Update May 2018
- Family Law Matrimonial Case Update April 2018
- Family Law Matrimonial Case Update March 2018
- Family Law Matrimonial Case Update February 2018
- Family Law Matrimonial Case Update January 2018
- Family Law Matrimonial Case Update December 2017
- Family Law Matrimonial Case Update November 2017
- Family Law Matrimonial Case Update October 2017
- Family Law Matrimonial Case Update September 2017
- Family Law Matrimonial Case Update August 2017
- Family Law Matrimonial Case Update June 2017
- Family Law Matrimonial Case Update May 2017
- Family Law Matrimonial Case Update April 2017
- Family Law Matrimonial Case Update March 2017
- Family Law Matrimonial Case Update February 2017
- Family Law Matrimonial Case Update January 2017
- Matrimonial and Family Law Ethics Cases, January 2013-June 2015
- NY Ethics Opinions These opinions have been issued by the NYSBA Committee on Procedural Ethics. Web site contains a convenient research engine for ethics opinions.
- NYS Parent’s Handbook (June 09)
Parent Education for Separating or Divorcing Parents
- Parent Education Brochure