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Appellate Court Rules Chimp Is Not A Person

By | all, child custody

In a recent tightly orchestrated, if not closely watched, courtroom drama, New York has rejected the claim that chimpanzees possess the fundamental right to liberty. The suit brought by the Nonhuman Rights Project against Patrick Lavery, the owner of Santa’s Hitching Post, a farm and tourist attraction in Gloversville, New…

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In Rare Decision Judge Allows Access To Raw Data Behind Forensic Report In Custody Case

By | all, child custody, forensic psychology

It is no secret that the Courts are overburdened with litigation.  With matrimonial trials sometimes lasting weeks, courtroom time is at a premium.   Wishing to reduce both the congestion and the cost of litigation, judges will commonly appoint “neutral” experts, instead of each party hiring his/her own partisan expert.  By…

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Gray Divorce On The Rise

By | all, divorce

Along with the national debt, global warming, and other harbingers of doom, we have come to expect that the divorce rate will simply continue to rise.  Many of society’s ills will, no doubt, continue to increase unabated, but divorce may not be one of them.  At least not for those…

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Mcdonalds Dad The Role Of Forensic Psychology In New York Custody Litigation

By | all, child custody, divorce, forensic psychology

The thousands of comments to the recent report of attorney David Schorr’s defamation suit filed against court psychologist Marilyn Schiller are mostly incredulous, along the lines of how can a father be penalized for what most agreed is good parenting.  Schiller had recommended that Schorr’s visitation be curtailed when he refused to…

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