Many families are faced with the dilemma of a noncustodial parent being unable to meet their support obligations due to unemployment.
Child custody concerns have always been at the forefront of New York Family Court deliberations and rulings, but COVID-19 and the resulting restrictions have added a new layer of complexity that the courts are only beginning to uncover.
New York families with divorced parents of young children have faced particular challenges regarding child custody, visitation and financial support obligations.
Family courts across New York State will likely see a rise in custody cases as a result of COVID-19.
This forced interaction and containment could have adverse effects on many families.
Williamson, Clune & Stevens, a Family Law firm in Ithaca, Syracuse, Elmira and Binghamton, is still operating to serve our clients and the residents of New York in divorce, child custody and other Family Law matters.