IN RE: Andrew Getreu

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Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, New York.

IN RE: Andrew Getreu, appellant, v. Samantha Bossert, respondent.

2010-03995 (Docket Nos. V-06532-08, V-06533-08, V-06534-08)

-- March 22, 2011

WILLIAM F. MASTRO, J.P. CHERYL E. CHAMBERS PLUMMER E. LOTT JEFFREY A. COHEN, JJ. William A. Sheeckutz, Massapequa, N.Y., for appellant. Mitra K. Zervos, Great Neck, N.Y., for respondent.

Submitted-February 25, 2011

DECISION & ORDER

Jeffrey W. Halbreich, Baldwin, N.Y., attorney for the children.

In related child custody and visitation proceedings pursuant to Family Court Act article 6, the father appeals from an order of the Family Court, Nassau County (Lopresti, Ct.Atty.Ref.), dated March 8, 2010, which denied, without a hearing, his motion to modify a “final modified order of parenting time” of the same court dated August 14, 2009, by appointing a new therapist to conduct the court-ordered program of therapeutic visitation.

ORDERED that the order dated March 8, 2010, is affirmed, without costs or disbursements.

One who seeks a change in visitation is not automatically entitled to a hearing but must make a sufficient evidentiary showing of a material change of circumstances to warrant a hearing (see Matter of Collazo v. Collazo, 78 AD3d 1177;  Matter of Reilly v. Reilly, 64 AD3d 660;  Matter of Rodriguez v. Hangartner, 59 AD3d 630, 630-631;  Matter of Perez v. Sepulveda, 51 AD3d 673;  Matter of Walberg v. Rudden, 14 AD3d 572).   Contrary to the father's contention, the Family Court properly denied, without a hearing, his motion to modify the “final modified order of parenting time” (see Matter of Collazo v. Collazo, 78 AD3d 1177;  Matter of Reilly v. Reilly, 64 AD3d at 660;  Matter of Rodriguez v. Hangartner, 59 AD3d at 630-631;  Matter of Perez v. Sepulveda, 51 AD3d at 673;  Matter of Walberg v. Rudden, 14 AD3d at 572).

MASTRO, J.P., CHAMBERS, LOTT and COHEN, JJ., concur.

ENTER:

Matthew G. Kiernan

Clerk of the Court

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