Ryan Suser, a Member and Litigation Attorney in the firm’s Matrimonial and Family Law Practice, successfully obtained an emergency stay in a matter involving the intra-state movement of children. Suser’s client relocated with the children to another state, alleging domestic violence. A New York Family Court ordered that she return to this State. Suser brought an emergency application to the Appellate Division, arguing that pursuant to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, New York was not the proper forum to decide the case, and that the order requiring the return should be stayed pending an appeal. The application for a stay was granted, and Suser subsequently then applied for leave to appeal to the Appellate Division, and for a more lengthy stay, which was also granted.
In his work with the matrimonial and family law practice, Ryan Suser focuses on counseling clients and litigating disputes relative to equitable distribution of small businesses, sophisticated investment and retirement assets, and in navigating jurisdictional, choice of law, and forum issues with respect to matrimonial and child custody disputes. He has also successfully represented members of non-conventional family structures in litigating standing and other jurisdictional questions in matrimonial and child custody disputes.
Party names and other identifying information have been removed from this release for the sake of the family’s privacy.