No Choice for Children: In this article, Buffalo divorce lawyer Catharine Venzon discusses the importance of a court-appointed Attorney for the Child in New York law, the need to consider the child’s wishes when advocating for the child and the importance of adequate qualifications for anyone taking up this role.
U.S. Sponsors of Foreign Nationals Beware: If you sign form I-864 as a U.S. citizen sponsor on behalf of an immigrant, you are agreeing to provide any financial support they might need. The law allows for a lawsuit if you fail to provide this support, and the requirement for support does not end with divorce or separation.
Matrimonial Jurisdiction for Aliens: Formerly, aliens had difficulty bringing matrimonial actions in New York courts because they did not satisfy the “residence” requirement. The law has changed, so now aliens can file for divorce and exercise their rights in New York courts.