Judge DiDomenico rules Ex-foster dad not financially responsible for girl who unknowingly lives with real dad.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- In a case that had more familial intrigue than a romance novel and soap opera rolled into one, a justice has ruled that a Staten Island woman's ex-husband is not obliged to financially support their foster child, who has lived, unknowingly, with her biological dad for most of her life.
The child, now 12, believes her real dad is her brother. And her former foster father, who has not lived in the household for seven years after separating from his ex-wife, the child's foster mom, has never been required to pay child support for the youngster, noted state Supreme Court Justice Catherine DiDomenico.
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on July 01, 2014 at 6:01 AM, updated July 01, 2014 at 6:02 AM
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Eger Lutheran Homes and Services elected Jack Stern as its new chairman of the board of trustees. Stern, who succeeds Peter A. Maniscalco as chairman, has practiced law on Staten Island since 1977. He is admitted to the bars of the states of New York, Florida and New Jersey, as well as various federal courts, and is a graduate of Brooklyn College and Brooklyn Law School. He is a member of the Richmond County, New York State, Florida State and New Jersey state bar associations, as well as the American Bar Association and National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
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SI Public Administrator, Gary Gotlin, wins $9 million tug-of-war with Brooklyn counterpart over woman's estate.
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The $9-million estate of a long-time Brooklyn resident who spent her last years in a Stapleton nursing home should be handled by the Staten Island public administrator and not his Brooklyn 4/3/counterpart, a judge has ruled.
Staten Island Surrogate Robert J. Gigante said Palma Bonora’s godson, Neil Mauriello, who was her legal guardian, had essentially severed her residential ties to Brooklyn.For the complete SI Advance Story, click HERE.
Flashback in the news...Judge Straniere, creator of Purim shpiels for his congregation, receives recognition for his wit on the bench.
Straniere, who has served on Staten Island’s 2nd Civil Court District 15 years, is considering the two major female characters in the Torah’s Book of Esther for an important song parody in a Purim shpiel he is writing.
Published 02/28/12 by Steve Lipman
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By Staten Island Advance Editorial
Judge Maltese’s appointment has been widely hailed by the Staten Island legal community as was Justice Mastro’s 22 years-ago. Highly-regarded trial judges, their documented legal scholarship make them exceptionally well-qualified to hear and decide the complex legal issues often presented in an appellate forum.
on January 28, 2014 at 8:49 AM, updated January 28, 2014 at 8:52 AM
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- In an unprecedented quasi-political move, judges have been green-lighted to make campaign-like appearances this fall to pitch passage of a statewide ballot proposal that would give some members of the judiciary the ability to serve through the year in which they turn 80.
Current law permits state judges to remain on the bench through their 76th year.
As such, expect to see Supreme Court Justice John Fusco making forays to Staten Island senior citizen centers to make the case directly to seniors that they should vote "yes" on ballot proposal 6 to change the New York state constitution to "increase the maximum age until which certain state judges may serve."
By Judy L. Randall
on September 29, 2013 at 7:00 AM, updated September 29, 2013 at 7:09 AM