Tag Archives: child support

Custody and Support Issues for Military Parents

The men and women who defend our country face special challenges during divorce and child custody litigation. Fortunately, state and federal laws prevent a parent from using the military status of the other parent to gain an unfair advantage in custody and support disputes.  The fact that a military parent may be deployed or transferred… Read More »

The Interplay Between Child Custody and Child Support

While some states adjust child support obligations to reflect the percentage of time that the paying parent has custody of the child, this is not the case in New York. New York’s child support guidelines do, however, indirectly take custody issues into account. For example:  The parent who has less than 50 percent custody of… Read More »

L.A. vs. F.S. (Bryan L. Salamone & Associates Obtains Child Support for Client Based on Three Times the Income Reported by Her Husband)

By decision of the Family Court of the County of Suffolk dated May 30, 2013, a mother received child support three times the income reported by her husband. Through cross examination and introduction of subpoenaed records Mr. Salamone was able to show that Mr. S (father of three) should be paying based upon $90,000.00 and… Read More »

Child Support: How Much and What If?

Raising children, it is sometimes said, takes an open heart, an open mind and an open wallet. The inevitable financial strains of a Long Island divorce can create some big questions when it comes to sharing the expenses of parenting. What can I expect for child support? According to New York Child Support Standards guidelines,… Read More »

Protecting Your Children in a Divorce

A divorce can be a traumatic experience for everyone involved, but especially for kids. If you have children and are in the process of going through a divorce, you should consider the following tips. Listed below are some tips to help you protect your kids from your divorce and ensure your children’s well-being during divorce:… Read More »

How Long Must I Pay Child Support?

In New York State, generally, a child must be supported until the age of 21. However, there are a number of exceptions to this rule. When a child has not reached 21, but is supporting himself or herself, or is in the military or has married, the obligation to pay child support ends. Another situation… Read More »

Health Insurance After Divorce

Maintaining healthcare coverage for you and your children The common system of employer-sponsored health insurance can leave you scrambling for coverage after your divorce. Possibly your employer does not provide insurance or you worked as a stay-at-home parent whose only access to the reasonably-priced group insurance rates was through your spouse’s job. Options available on… Read More »

Taxes and Children of Divorced Parents

As the noncustodial parent, you will likely owe child support. The amount is generally established based on New York child support guidelines calculations, with some room for negotiating a fair monthly amount. In addition, you can negotiate with your spouse to reduce your future tax liability. The actions you take during mediation can put more… Read More »

Enforcing Child Support of Out-of-State Parents

When your children’s other parent lives outside of New York, determining which state has jurisdiction to rule on the establishment, collection and enforcement of child support payments can complicate the process of getting the money you are owed. The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) addresses this issue so you know which order to follow… Read More »

Proving You Aren’t the Father

Fatherhood comes with many rewards and pleasures. It also involves a lifetime of financial and personal responsibilities. Once you are named the father — either through an order or voluntary acknowledgement — you can be held liable for child support until the child turns 21 years old. You may be determined to care for your… Read More »