Staten Island, NY asked in Child Custody and Divorce for New York

Q: I’m on the verge of divorce

My wife has had 2 affairs she emotionally and verbally is abusive to my oldest child 13 makes threats to keep her from seeing me on visits when she don’t get what she wants, we have 2 kids she is trying to take from me she has anger issues and control issues we been married 21/2 years what should I do to make sure she can’t remove the kids at this time?

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Howard E. Knispel
Howard E. Knispel
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Commack, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: You should file for custody in Family Court if you too are separated. Otherwise you need to file for divorce with an immediate Pendente Lite motion. Talk to a lawyer.

Theodore Alatsas
Theodore Alatsas
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • BROOKLYN, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: You should definitely file some form of order to show cause, either in Family Court or in a divorce proceeding. You should absolutely consult with an experienced divorce attorney.

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