Much of the day-to-day work of our Courts takes place behind the scenes in ex parte or otherwise expedited proceedings in which exigent or otherwise extreme circumstances require an immediate hearing and a prompt disposition. Examples follow in which the plaintiff-wife sought an Order enjoining her defendant-husband from being present in a delivery room when she gave birth to their child; a psychiatric facility sought an Order permitting retention of a patient and authorizing medication over the patient’s objection; petitioners sought to enjoin the special guardian of an incapacitated person from withdrawing life-sustaining treatment; petitioners sought to disinter and move a body; and legal parents of children in New York, whose legal standing is not recognized in all states and abroad, sought to adopt children here.
B.T. v. E.T., 2016 NY Slip Op 26280 (Sup. Ct. Richmond Co., DiDomenico, J., September 2, 2016) Continue reading