Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NEW YORK MATRIMONIAL LAW - CHILD CUSTODY & BLENDED FAMILIES

We all know about the Brady Bunch and the perfect blended family - but that was TV and not real life. In the following case, it became one of the factors that led the court to determine that custody should be changed from mother to father:

Matter of Matter of Cheney v Cheney 2014 NY Slip Op 04372 Decided on June 13, 2014 Appellate Division, Fourth Department:

"The record also supports Family Court's determination that, although the child had been outgoing in nature with a sunny disposition, she became withdrawn, sad and subject to emotional outbursts after the mother moved in with her current boyfriend and his three children."

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