Caselaw Update

A weekly summary of divorce and family law decisions issued by the Supreme Court of New York, Second Department.

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January 22, 2020 Decisions

Family Court erred in failing to deduct non-voluntary union dues from income for child support purposes, Family Court properly denied claim raised for first time on objections Matter of Julien v. Ware, 2018-11380 Appeal from an Order of the Family Court which denied...

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January 15, 2020 Decisions

Unequal division of assets not supported by the record, Maintenance vacated on newly discovered evidence of $800,000 error in retirement asset value Achuthan v. Achuthan, 2016-12655; 2018-05634 The plaintiff appealed from a judgment of divorce of the Supreme Court,...

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January 8, 2020 Decisions

Father Barred from Equitable Estoppel Defense to Paternity of 17 Year Old Matter of R.-D. (Anonymous) v. P. (Anonymous), 2018-13792, 2018-13793 The Family Court dismissed the mother’s petition for paternity and application for a genetic marker test on the grounds of...

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