Petition to Modify Custody Order Dismissed

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Milana Tepermayster, Esq., was recently successful in dismissing a petition modification of prior custody order in Orange County Family Court. The parties were engaged in Court proceedings and came to a stipulation with regard to parenting time in the Fall of 2015. Less than a month later, the father filed another petition in Family Court seeking to modify the provisions of holiday visitation, because allegedly it was not adequately addressed in court in the Fall of 2015 proceeding and allegedly the parties made oral modifications to same. After filing an application to dismiss the pending petition, the firm of Larkin, Ingrassia & Tepermayster, LLP prevailed on behalf of the mother and the Father's application was dismissed. The Court found that there was no substantial change of circumstances that occurred between the date of the last order and filing of this petition and the father had meaningful and substantial access to the minor child, which did not warrant a hearing or further proceedings.