Panel Gives Weight to Wish of Daughter in Custody Fight

, New York Law Journal


A Manhattan judge erred in giving sole custody of a separated couple's daughter to the mother largely on the basis of the father's "alienating" comments, a unanimous appellate panel has ruled.

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  • Jill C. Stone Esq.

    Especially in cases such as this one where parents themselves show poor judgement by placing their interests above their children‘, by asking children to keep secrets and by bad mouthing the other parent, the voices of these children should be heard....... It is their lives that are being directly affected by the actions of their parents and they should have a say.

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