Nobody here, unless they're a NY lawyer, can tell you what to expect in court or how to handle this. So, get an expert on you side. I cannot recommend a good lawyer for you, but I recommend you do hire one and go to court. Look for a lawyer that is familiar with the court that you'll be going to is about the best advice I can give you.
I've been assimilated. 6MT/ZPP/18"/PS extended.