SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK APPELLATE DIVISION: SECOND JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT
March 31, 2009
IN THE MATTER OF TANYA D. NELSON-WALLER, RESPONDENT,
MICHAEL L. WALLER, APPELLANT.
In a family offense proceeding pursuant to Family Court Act article 8, the husband appeals from an order of protection of the Family Court, Orange County (Bivona, J.), dated July 15, 2008, which, after a hearing, and upon, in effect, a finding that he committed the family offense of disorderly conduct, inter alia, directed him to stay away from the wife for a period of two years.
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PETER B. SKELOS, J.P., MARK C. DILLON, JOSEPH COVELLO and JOHN M. LEVENTHAL, JJ.
(Docket No. O-2089-08)
DECISION & ORDER
ORDERED that the order of protection is affirmed, without costs or disbursements.
"A family offense must be established by a fair preponderance of the evidence' (Family Ct Act § 832). The Family Court's determination regarding the credibility of witnesses must be given great weight on appeal unless clearly unsupported by the record" (Matter of Hunt v Hunt, 51 AD3d 924, 925). The record supports the Family Court's finding that, based on a preponderance of the evidence, the husband committed acts constituting the family offense of disorderly conduct, warranting the issuance of the order of protection.
SKELOS, J.P., DILLON, COVELLO and LEVENTHAL, JJ., concur.
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