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Court Reviews Order Regarding Father’s Visitation


The petitioner and appellant of this case is Reynaldo M. The respondent in the case is Violet F. The case is being heard in the First Department, Appellate Division, of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. This is a case of appeal. A New York Family Lawyer said the appellant, Reynaldo M. is appealing an order that was made in the Family Court of Bronx County by the Referee Annette Louise Guarino. The original order was made on or around the 15th of April in 1010 and granted the petitioner father contact with his child in the form of letters, mail, and gifts and the child was free to initiate telephone contact with the father if she desired.

Case Discussion

When reviewing the record of the case it is found that the lawyer of the father consented to the order and there is no appeal that can be entered on behalf of a consenting party. A Nassau County Family Lawyer said the lawyer was familiar with the situation and had represented the father on a number of occasions before this case.

If the appeal was to be considered by the court there would be no need to have a fact finding hearing as there is sufficient information that has been supplied to the court to make an informed decision in the matter. A Nassau County Child Support Lawyer said the child expressed clearly that she did not wish to have contact with her father and her distinct fear of him is reason enough for the request for visitation to be denied.

Court Decision

The previous order made by the court is affirmed. There is no reason provided to grant the appeal as the daughter has no desire to see her father. Additionally, the father agreed to the previous order.

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