PART TT - 17





INDEX NUMBER 17815/1981
Present: HON Lorraine Backal, Justice

The following papers numbered 1 to 5 on this motion for an order modifying custody order No. 1 on Calendar of October 7, 1994

Upon the foregoing papers this motion for an order modifying the child custody provisions of an order of this court dated June 7, 1982 that awarded custody of the parties infant issue, Shamema Honzagool Sloan, date of birth October 15, 1981, to the defendant - mother, Honzagool, is granted on default. Pursuant to the June 7, 1982 order, defendant - mother was granted custody of the infant issue provided she remain with the child in the State of New York. On or about October 1, 1982, defendant-mother abandoned plaintiff-father, M. Ismail Sloan, and the infant issue in the United States and returned to her native Pakistan. To date, defendant -mother has not returned to the United States. Plaintiff father has been the de facto custodial parent of the infant issue since the time of defendant - mother's departure and has provided the child with a caring and stable home for the past twelve years. Accordingly, it is in the child's best interest that the custody order of this court be modified to the extent of awarding custody of the infant issue, Shamema Honzagool Sloan, to the plaintiff - father, M. Ismail Sloan

This shall constitute the decision and order of the court.

Dated: October 25, 1994

/s/ L. Backal
Lorraine Backal, A. J. S. C.

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