Mr. Corletta, without a hearing, gained unsupervised access for his client to the client’s daughter in T.T. v. B.K. (Family Ct., 5/14/18).
In that case, the parties have a 2 year old daughter. They broke up after a 7 year relationship. The Petitioner attempted to get a “leg up” by getting a supervised visitation Order, ex parte, against Mr. Corletta’s client. Striking back quickly by filing an immediate motion for Temporary Visitation, Mr. Corletta showed there was no legal basis for supervised visitation, despite continued opposition from Petitioner.
The Court reversed its prior Order and ordered immediate unsupervised visitation. No parent should be denied access to his/her child unless it can be specifically shown visitation would be harmful to the child.