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JULY 20, 2022 DECISIONS

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Matter of Jean-Baptiste v. Jean-Baptiste, 2021-07992 The Family Court properly denied the father’s objections to the Support Magistrate’s order.  Although the father is correct that the finding regarding his weekly income was not supported by evidence before the Support Magistrate, the Second Department nonetheless affirms since he failed to establish…

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April 29, 2020 Decisions

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Supreme Court properly awarded plaintiff 95% of equity in the marital residence where defendant was under house arrest or imprisoned from time of purchase until commencement of divorce Jones v. Jones, 2017-08387 The parties in this case were married in 1990 and have one emancipated child. While the marital residence…

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January 15, 2020 Decisions

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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, Suffolk County (Reilly, J.), dated October 21, 2016 which, inter alia,…

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January 8, 2020 Decisions

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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 equitable estoppel. The mother appealed, and the Second Department…

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