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Father’s Conduct Not Contemptuous

A proceeding was brought by a mother in Nassau County Supreme Court by Judge Falanga to hold her children’s father in civil contempt. The mother alleged the father, who was awarded custody of their child, had refused to make reasonable accommodations related to her Orthodox Jewish religious practices. She argued that her Orthodox Jewish observence requirements prevented her from driving to pick up and drop off the child. She alleged there were numerous Jewish holidays that fell on her Wednesday visitation days.

Prior Court Order

Judge Falanga took note that there had been a previous order making the father aware of the importance of maintaining a relationship between the mother and the child. However, Judge Falanga did not grant the mother’s application to find the father in contempt. The father suggested that an alternative to the Wednesday visitation, the mother have visitation with the child on Tuesdays. He claimed the mother refused to accept his offer of Tuesday visitation.

Judge Falanga found that although the father’s actions disrupted the visitation routine between the mother and the child his conduct did not rise to the level of being contemptuous. He stated “while visitation was a most precious right the child corresponding need to have normal socialization and age appropriate activities could not be held hostage to a very occasional and intermitant inability of the mother to visit. The mother’s motion to hold father in contempt was denied. Hooray for Judge Falanga!

Fathers’ Rights Law Firm in Nassau County

We litigate all types of father’s rights issues. We represent fathers in Nassau County, Kings County, Queens County and throughout the Metropolitan New York area. We litigate equitable distribution issues, spousal abuse, child support, child visitation, child custody and orders of protection. We protect our clients from allegations of child abuse.

We fight paternity proceedings in the family court. We deal with parental alienation and parental alienation syndrome cases. When the mother seeks to relocate the children making it difficult for fathers to have visitation, we litigate relocation problems. In amicable situations we negotiate separation agreement for our clients. When our clients lose their jobs or have reductions in their income we bring proceedings to reduce their child support obligations. We’re a full service father’s rights law firm. Our experience in the father’s rights area can help you in your case. Call us for a free consultation.

Divorce, Afghanistan Style

Afghanistan is one of the poorest, most backward countries in the world. Women in Afghanistan have rights similar to farm animals. They are pledged to marry at young ages by their fathers. They have virtually no say as to who they marry and where they live. They are subject to being disciplined by their husbands with beatings. In some situations, they become slaves to the husbands family and must listen to the husbands’ mother and serve his family. Sometimes women stuck in these horrendous marriages have no way out.


Instead of Divorce, Afghan Women Immolate Themselves

One of the few items available to women in Afghanistan is cooking oil. There have been a number of recent incidents where women have poured cooking oil over themselves and lit themselves on fire. Can you imagine how terrible one’s life must be before they’re willing to do this terrible act?  Afghani women attempt to end their lives because they cannot deal with their horrendous life situations caused by extremely toxic and violent marriages.

In some cases, the women of Afghanistan are set on fire by their mothers-in-law and/or their husbands. When they come in for treatment to the hospitals, they are forced to lie and tell the physicians that they’ve tried to kill themselves.

A Typical Story

Farzana was engaged to Ajat. She was married at the ripe old age of twelve. When she was seventeen, she set herself on fire. She had endured many years of beatings and abuse from her husband and his family. She poured cooking oil on herself in front of her husband and then set herself on fire. This is a story of desperation. Children forced to marry and made into slaves. Unfortunately, this is the country where American lives are being lost and for what reason?

divorce-150x1505New York Style Divorce

We assist our clients in obtaining divorces in the metropolitan New York area. Our law office represents our clients in Family Court regarding orders of protection, custody matters, child abuse and child neglect proceedings. When the marriage is one of a short duration and there are no children, we can help our clients obtain annulments. In high net worth situations, we utilize accountants and investigators to assist our law office in representing our clients involved with divorce proceedings. Call us for free consultation at 516-561-6645, 718-350-2802 or 1-800-344-6431.

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