IN RE: Mary S. KRAVITZ

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

IN RE: Mary S. KRAVITZ, respondent, v. Jeffrey KRAVITZ, appellant.

Decided: May 31, 2005

FRED T. SANTUCCI, J.P., DANIEL F. LUCIANO, ROBERT W. SCHMIDT, and THOMAS A. ADAMS, JJ. Herbert Noel Steinberg, Kew Gardens, N.Y., for appellant. Mary S. Kravitz, Huntington Station, N.Y., respondent pro se. Paul B. Guttenberg, Syosset, N.Y., Law Guardian for the child.

In a family offense proceeding pursuant to Family Court Act article 8, Jeffrey Kravitz appeals from an order of protection of the Family Court, Nassau County (Lawrence, J.), dated February 27, 2003, which, after a hearing, in effect, found that he committed family offenses and directed him to refrain from certain conduct, and to stay away from the mother and the children for a period of one year, except for court-ordered visitation.

ORDERED that the appeal from so much of the order as directed the appellant to observe the conditions of the order of protection for a period of one year is dismissed as academic, without costs or disbursements;  and it is further,

ORDERED that the order is affirmed insofar as reviewed, without costs or disbursements.

 The appeal from so much of the order of protection as directed the appellant to observe the conditions of the order of protection for a period of one year have been rendered academic by the passing of the time limits therein;  however, in light of the enduring consequences which may flow from an adjudication that a party has committed a family offense, the appeal from so much of the order as, in effect, made that adjudication is not academic (see Matter of Zieran v. Marvin, 2 A.D.3d 870, 770 N.Y.S.2d 408;  Matter of Nagengast v. Kostas, 276 A.D.2d 489, 713 N.Y.S.2d 877;  Matter of Cutrone v. Cutrone, 225 A.D.2d 767, 640 N.Y.S.2d 568).   Review of the record reveals no basis to disturb the Family Court's resolution of disputed issues of fact and credibility made after a hearing on the question of whether the appellant committed the alleged family offenses (see Matter of Zieran v. Marvin, supra;  Matter of Nagengast v. Kostas, supra;  Matter of Cutrone v. Cutrone, supra ).

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