Blog Posts in April, 2012

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  • Grandparents' VIsitation Rights to Children of Deceased Parent

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 18-Apr-2012

    Grandparent's rights are governed by the golden rule in custody and visitation cases. The golden rule is that the court will act in the best interests of the child. The Domestic Relations Law 72 grants grandparents standing to seek visitation with their grandchild consistent with the best interests of the child when one or both of the parents is or are deceased. The failure of a parent and ...
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  • Effect of Disability on Maintenance

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 10-Apr-2012

    Many people expect that because they are disabled that they should receive more money for maintenance in a divorce action. Disability is considered as one of 20 factors used in determining an award of maintenance. Case law has provided that disability directly affects the duration of maintenance, even though it may not have an effect on the specific amount of money to be paid to the economically ...
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