Can I Deny Access?

One of the most common questions I get asked is “Can I deny access of the children to the other parent?” The short answer is a resounding NO! There is really only one reason you can deny access and that is if there is good reason to believe that the children will be harmed by […]

8 Tips for Dealing with Denial of Access

One of the most difficult things to deal with in family law is when one parent denies access to the other. This normally occurs in one of two ways: (1) simply not dropping off the children for access or not being around when the other parent arrives to pick up the children for access; and […]

Child Support and Shared Custody – the Contino case

In cases of shared custody, in other words, cases where both parents have custody and the children spend approximately the same amount of time with each parent, the amount of child support is discretionary. How judges should exercise this discretion has resulted in a large amount of litigation. The most important case dealing with this […]