2006 New York Code - Appearance Of Parties And Child



 
    §  76-i.  Appearance  of  parties  and  child.  1.  In a child custody
  proceeding in this state, the court may order a party to the  proceeding
  who  is  in  this  state  to  appear  before the court in person with or
  without the child. The court may order any person who is in  this  state
  and who has physical custody or control of the child to appear in person
  with the child.
    2.  If a party to a child custody proceeding whose presence is desired
  by the court is outside this state, the court may order  that  a  notice
  given  pursuant  to  section  seventy-five-g  of  this article include a
  statement directing the party to appear in person with  or  without  the
  child  and  informing  the  party that failure to appear may result in a
  decision adverse to the party.
    3. The court may enter any orders necessary to ensure  the  safety  of
  the child and of any person ordered to appear under this section.
    4.  If a party to a child custody proceeding who is outside this state
  is directed to appear under subdivision two of this section  or  desires
  to  appear  personally  before  the court with or without the child, the
  court may require another party to pay reasonable and  necessary  travel
  and other expenses of the party so appearing and of the child.

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