Q: In a long drawn-out war in a post-divorce hearing in a NY State Supreme Court, my ex-wife convinced the court that it would be in our children’s best interests if they were to relocate. She was unequivocal in explaining why this would be essentially a probationary move; she testified that she was non-compliant with order after order set forth by the court and the judge does not trust her. She was ordered to return to court in March of next year to show that she has been compliant with the new set of orders imposed by the judge. If she is deemed to be compliant, the move will become permanent.
Not surprising to me, she picked up where she left off, and has defiantly disobeyed the new orders. What really bothers me the most, is that she informed me after the move of her new address. I checked it out, and there is a registered (child) sex offender in the same building. We are on the “outs” but I have sent her emails beseeching her to inform the kids that there’s a “bad man” living upstairs and to stay away from him. She refuses to do so. I’m afraid for their health and safety.
A: It depends – if the print-out is from a government website, an increasing number of Judges are finding that such print-outs are exceptions to the hearsay rule. That said, you’re on better ground getting a certified copy of the information form the DCJS. Schedule a consult with a Westchester Domestic Violence attorney for a full assessment.