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Attorney for the Child

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Elliot S. Schlissel is a father’s rights attorney.  He represents fathers in custody litigation, child support litigation, and issues involving visitation rights and parenting time.  He and his associates can be reached for consultation at 516-561-6645, 718-350-2802 or by email to schlissel.law@att.net.

Custody Changed From Mother to Father

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Elliot S. Schlissel is a father’s rights attorney.  He has been representing fathers in custody proceedings, visitation agreements, and all aspects of matrimonial law and family law.  He can be reached for consultation at 516-561-6645, 718-350-2802, or by email to schlissel.law@att.net.

Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) Petition Dismissed

father's rights lawyerThe Administration for Children’s Services (hereinafter referred to as “ACS”) filed a neglect proceeding in Kings County Family Court. Their petition alleged the mother did not provide her child with adequate medical care. In addition, the petition claimed the child lacked appropriate supervision. They claimed the mother left the child in the care of an inappropriate caregiver.

ACS Allegations Not Proven

The case was submitted to Judge Lillian Wan who sits in the Family Court of Kings County. Judge Wan found ACS did not establish the allegations appropriately. Her decision stated no medical records were presented to the court. There was no proof submitted to the court with regard to the child’s alleged medical problems. Although the mother had made a statement the child had chronic heart disease and the child had been treated by both a pulmonologist and a cardiologist in 2012, without further care, was insufficient to show the mother had neglected the child’s medical needs. Judge Wan went on further to state no evidence of any type was submitted to the court which showed the child was required to have further medical care.

Improper Guardianship

Judge Wan found there was no evidence submitted of improper guardianship by the mother. Judge Wan stated the mother was on leave from her job and home during this period of time with her child. Judge Wan dismissed ACS’ petition. She found based on the evidence submitted, ACS had failed to prove their case regarding inadequate medical care or lack of proper supervision by the mother.father's rights attorney handling cases with CPS and ACS

Parental Alienation Syndrome

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Elliot S. Schlissel is a father’s rights attorney with more than 35 years of experiencing representing fathers in divorce, child custody and visitation proceedings.  He can be reached for consultation at 516-561-6645, 718-350-2802, 1-800-344-6431 or by email to schlissel.law@att.net.

It Now Costs a Quarter of a Million Dollars to Raise a Child

father's rights attorneyIt is estimated it costs approximately $245,000 to raise a child in the United States from birth to 18 years of age.  This is based on a national average.  However, in the northeast portion of the United States it is estimated it costs about $282,000 to raise a child.  This is because the standard of living and the costs associated with said standard of living are much higher in the northeast portion of the United States.  When taking into consideration adjustments for inflation, a child born in 2013 would cost an average middle class family approximately $305,000 to raise the child from infancy to adulthood.  This information is based on a study by the federal government’s consumer expenditure survey.

This study did not take into consideration the costs related to the pregnancy.  In addition, it also doesn’t take into consideration costs related to an individual applying to college and attending college.  When the study was first undertaken in the year 1960, it cost approximately $25,000 to raise a child from birth to age 18.

Housing Costs

The largest single expense in raising a child is the cost of housing the child.  The studies have found most middle income American families spend a third of the cost for raising a child related to their housing expenses.  The second largest expense involve child care and education which makes up approximately 18% of the cost of raising a child.  About 16% of the expenses for the child relate to providing him or her three meals a day.  The cost per child expenses decrease as a family has more children.

avocate for father's in custody litigationElliot S. Schlissel is a father’s rights attorney representing fathers throughout the Metropolitan New York area with regard to issues involving child custody.

How to Handle Parental Alienation Syndrome

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Elliot S. Schlissel is a father’s rights attorney.  He can be reached for consultation at 516-561-6645 or 718-350-2802.  He can also be contacted by email to schlissel.law@att.net.

Father Overpays Child Support and Receives a Credit

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Elliot S. Schlissel is a father’s rights attorney.  He can be reached at 516-561-6645, 718-350-2802 or by email to schlissel.law@att.net.

Rights for Stay at Home Husbands

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Elliot S. Schlissel is a father’s rights attorney.  He can be reached by telephone at 516-561-6645, 718-350-2802, or by email to schlissel.law@att.net.

Custody Issues Cause Flight To China To Return To Dulles Airport in Washington D.C.

father's rights attorney and child custody casesUnited Airlines Flight 897 took off from Dulles Airport at 2:20 PM Eastern Standard Time. During the course of the flight the airline was contacted by federal law enforcement officers. The FBI advised United Airlines a mother on the flight was improperly taking her child back to China. Upon the flight returning, the mother was arrested on suspicion of committing an international custody kidnapping. The child was returned to the father’s custody.

The Custody Story

In 2013, a father started a divorce proceeding against a mother. Joint custody was awarded of their 4 year old son. Their son had been born in China and had dual United States and Chinese citizenship. The custody agreement entered into in 2014 specifically prevented either parent from traveling outside the United States without “express written and notarized consent of the other party, provided in advance of the trip.” The mother in this case admitted she was removing the son from the United States without the father’s consent in violation of this express agreement.

International Custody Kidnapping

It is a crime to take or attempt to take a child out of the United States and keep him or her out of the country to prevent another parent from having custody of the child. The problem is, although a parent can be prosecuted for this, in many situations it is very difficult to have the child returned back to the United States. Each and every year, there are approximately 2,000 children who are missing related to international parental kidnaping situations in the United States.

The Law Offices of Schlissel DeCorpo is experienced in representing clients in international custody kidnapping cases.father's rights advocate international custody

Does the Present Income Rule Apply to Spousal Maintenance?

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Elliot S. Schlissel is a father’s rights attorney.  He can be reached at 516-561-6645, 718-350-2802 or by email to schlissel.law@att.net.