COMMUNICATION WITH MOTHER AND CHILD LIMITED TO PHONE, VIDEO CALLS & EMAILS
After a referee with the New York County Family Court directed that he stay-away from the mother and his child for a two-year period, Jeff M. appealed.
On its review of the case, the Appellate Division, First Department, noted that given his violent tendencies (repeatedly assaulting the mother in the child’s presence over a four-year period), and that he had failed to timely return the child when visitation was permitted, it thought the court below had “providently granted” the order of protection -- which directed that Jeff “stay away from the mother's home and place of business and not to communicate with the mother, except for phone and video calls for the purpose of communicating with the child, or by email to discuss the child's welfare or visitation.”
Ironically, there’s no revisiting that, either.
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