This program is a primer for newly admitted attorneys or attorneys new to family law matters.

Section 1:  Introduction  Who will you be appearing before on custody matters:

  • Supreme Court Justices – in conjunction with an action for divorce
  • Family Court Judges – Article 6  - Custody Petitions
  • Family Court Referees – Article 6 - Custody Petitions 
  • Judicial Hearing Officers – Family Offense Petitions

Section 2:  Custody Standards – Custody Options

  • Definitions of Custody Options: Sole, Joint, Shared, Supervised/Unsupervised/Therapeutic Visits (Art 6)
  • Best Interest of the Child
  • Spheres of Influence / Final Decision Making Authority
  • Inconsistencies between Judges/Referees/Justices
  • Recent relevant custody decisions

Section 3:  Role of the Attorney-for-the-Child

  • Who?                                         
  • Standards of care; Proper and improper conduct

Section 4:  Other Custody Matters

  • Relocation – Tropea Factors    
  • Grandparent Custody/Visitation – Standards and Expectations 

 MCLE: 2.0 Professional Practice
Seminar Information
Seminar Date:
May 03, 2013
Family Court Proceedings Series: Custody Proceedings
Speaker Information
Deborah Indivino   [ view bio ]
William King Jr., Esq.   [ view bio ]
John Menard Esq.   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Monroe County Bar Center for Education
Total CLE Hours: 2.00
Professional Practice Credits: 2.00
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