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Know the Basics of Child Support Before a Divorce

If you are a parent who is about to enter into a divorce, child support will most likely factor into your proceedings. Having a working knowledge of information pertaining to child support will help you set and achieve settlement goals with the assistance of your attorney. Understanding child support fundamentals Child support is paid by… Read More »

Special Considerations for Child Support, Custody between Unmarried Parents

Unmarried parents who end a relationship may be faced with certain challenges that do not apply to married couples. If you are an unmarried father, it is important to know the rules surrounding child support and custody so that you can effectively protect your rights. When a child is born to unmarried parents, the state… Read More »

Identifying Your Priorities in a Divorce

During a divorce, the property, funds and retirement benefits you have acquired throughout your marriage may be divided. For this reason, it’s essential that you and your attorney identify your top priorities and create specific goals for your divorce settlement. Doing so will help you get what is most important to you out of your… Read More »

Special Factors Influence Child Support Amounts

In New York, there are certain formulas that judges use to calculate how much child support is owed by one parent to another after a divorce. If you feel as though your case may be an exception to the rule, you have the ability to inform the judge of special circumstances. Examples of situations where… Read More »

Paying for Extracurricular Activities After a Divorce

Child support is typically required after a divorce or when parents maintain separate households. However, paying for extracurricular activities, such as sports, dance or other hobbies, can be less clear. Child support amounts are determined by the income of both parents and how much time the child spends with them, among other factors. And while… Read More »

Major Media Outlets Highlight the Shift in Custody Disputes

Major media outlets highlight the shift in custody disputes towards a presumption of 50/50 joint shared custody. The Wall Street Journal has recently commented on what we have been seeing as a huge shift in the tectonic plates of parenting. In the last two years, we have heard from many judges that unless there is… Read More »

Can You Collect Child Support from an Ex’s Social Security?

When your former spouse becomes delinquent with child support payments, you may be wondering how you can get the money you are owed. One route that isn’t normally taken, but is still a possibility, is to garnish Social Security benefits. First, it’s important to determine what kind of Social Security benefits your former partner receives…. Read More »

Living with Someone Other than Your Spouse Could Affect Child Support

If you live with someone that is not the parent of your child, that person does not have any legal obligation to support your children. Typically, the amount of child support your ex-spouse pays to you should not be affected by you living with another person. However, if your partner provides shelter, clothing, food or… Read More »

Living with Someone Other than Your Spouse Could Affect Child Support

If you live with someone that is not the parent of your child, that person does not have any legal obligation to support your children. Typically, the amount of child support your ex-spouse pays to you should not be affected by you living with another person. However, if your partner provides shelter, clothing, food or… Read More »

Why are Mothers Most Often Awarded Child Custody?

Though child custody laws generally no longer presume that children should stay with their mother after a divorce, the fact is that mothers are still awarded custody of their children more often than fathers. So what is the reason for this? First, courts more often find that the mother meets the qualifications for being considered… Read More »

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