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In A Closely Watched Child Custody Case, The New York Court Of Appeals Has Reversed A Child Custody Determination Made Without A Hearing

In a New York child custody case entitled SL v. JR  the trial court had held that the parties' affidavits and the report prepared by the court-appointed forensic evaluator sufficiently demonstrated that the mother had admitted allegations regarding her emotionally destructive and sometimes violent behavior toward the father and the parties' two children to support a child custody award to the father without an evidentiary hearing.  The forensic mental health evaluator, who interviewed the parties and the children, concluded in a written report that the father was the more stable parent, and that he was able to make sound parenting decisions for the children. The attorney for the children also supported the award of custody to the father. 

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