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June 2016 Archives

Custody of Child Changed after repeated Benadryl Dosings

Custody of a 6 year old Ulster County child was awarded to the father after the Court found that the repeated administering of Benadryl to "help him fall asleep" 3 or 4 times a week.  The parties previously had joint custody of the child but when the father noticed the child in a zombie-like state he filed a neglect proceeding against the mother.

Crimes and their immigration impact on Green Cards

All immigrants, including those with green cards, can be deported if they violate U.S. immigration laws or are convicted of certain crimes. In fact, the most common reason for people to be placed into removal proceedings is because there is evidence that they have been convicted of what is called a "crime of moral turpitude" or an "aggravated felony." In addition, certain crimes are specifically listed as being grounds for deportation.  This situation is highlighted by the following case study found here.

Would building a wall work? Immigration law FAQs

Immigration is often a heated debate topic, particularly during campaign season. This year the attention to immigration issues increased with a proposal to build a wall along the border between Mexico and the United States. Donald Trump's proposal has caught the nation's attention because of its massive undertaking.

Divorce & Double Dipping is Alive and Well

In a recent divorce decision from the NY 2nd Department in Palydowycz v. Palydowycz (NYLJ, April 14) , the Court has ruled that a husband's medical practice's income can serve as BOTH a basis for establishing maintenance to the wife as well as a basis for establishing a value for the practice itself.