Steven Eisman was in the process of handling a divorce action for his client when she and her son relocated to California. The divorce proceedings were still ongoing after almost two years and the custody issues continued.
Eisman and his team sought the Suffolk Supreme Court’s abdication of jurisdiction over the custody and parenting issues, given that the child and mother were in California. The husband argued against it.
Eisman got the court to decline exercising jurisdiction. Although the husband’s counsel was successful in securing a stay of decision during the appeal, last fall Eisman argued before a four-judge panel at the appellate division. The appellate court lifted the stay and decided for Suffolk County Supreme Court’s decision to decline its exercise of jurisdiction.