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PLI Programs: Hot Topics in Child Custody, Visitation & Guardianship for New York Practitioners 2018

  • 13 Apr 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • webinar

Hot Topics in Child Custody, Visitation & Guardianship for New York Practitioners 2018


Why You Should Attend

 Child custody, visitation, and guardianship, like most family law topics, are ever-evolving areas of practice. Advocates who appear in the Family Courts of New York must understand how to effectively represent their respective clients in these complex and emotionally-charged proceedings. This program, newly expanded to a full day, will provide insight and practical guidance from a faculty of experienced judges and practitioners.  You will walk away with a clearer understanding of how to effectively obtain the assistance of the Family Court, and how recent case law will impact your practice.

 What You Will Learn  

  • How to file an appropriate modification petition
  • The factors the Family Court considers in its determinations
  • How to effectively use court-ordered investigations (COIs) and forensic reports at hearings
  • Examining the role of the Attorney for the Child in custody, visitation, and guardianship cases
  • Recent case law developments, including Matter of Brooke S.B. and the impact on custody and visitation for same-sex parenting families
  • Guardianship and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) applications
  • Mediation in custody and visitation proceedings

  Who Should Attend

 Attorneys who represent parents and children in the Family Courts of the State of New York, as well as advocates working with these parties and jurists who decide these matters will benefit from this comprehensive one-day program.



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