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Criminal Statute Invalidation Complicates Family Offenses

, New York Law Journal

Lewis A. Silverman writes: Recent appellate decisions expose the fact that the definition of a family offense in New York is not based on specific acts or conduct, but rather on references to various sections of the Penal Law, which leads to a process that can be confusing not only for attorneys, but especially for the multitude of pro se litigants who seek civil relief without the benefit of counsel.

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