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Section 210 of the New York Penal Code defines the act of swearing falsely (perjury) as occurring when a person makes a false statement which he or she does not believe to be true while either giving testimony
or under oath in a subscribed written instrument (such as an affidavit or deposition).
Degrees of perjury range from A misdemeanor
to class D felony. It would be up to the prosecutor to decide what to charge the individual with, and if to charge them.
Now, one can file a criminal complaint
and perhaps the prosecutor will pick it up.
A more sure way of having them be held responsible for their act is to ask the court to sanction them for perjury and/or hold them in contempt. The Family Court has discretion here, and may admonish, fine, and/or imprison them. This request may be made in a subsequent hearing, or, via its own motion for sanction/contempt.
Both the criminal aspect and the civil contempt/sanctions aspect may be pursued here.
I hope this helps and clarifies. Good luck.
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