Tag Archives: child support

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 »

Divorce Disputes

When a couple decides to break up, there are a number of things needing settling between them. Unfortunately, all too often the parties are bogged down in major battles over minor issues. Sometimes anger and bitterness can get the best of one or both of them. A skilled divorce lawyer can help negotiate through the… Read More »

Modifying and Enforcing Court Orders after Divorce

A divorce decree ends a marriage. However, after divorce the parties may have a number of ongoing obligations under the terms of the decree. When a party fails to honor obligations of a divorce decree, there are ways to seek enforcement of the orders and decree. Failure to pay child support or refusal to honor… Read More »

Recent Changes in NY Custody and Support Laws

In addition to New York’s new no-fault divorce law, the New York State Assembly has made several other important changes to domestic relations law that took effect on October 14, 2010. These laws provide greater protections to the financially disadvantaged spouse in a divorce action and clarify the circumstances under which a parent can obtain… Read More »

I Am Responsible for Child Support and Just Lost My Job

What Should I Do? New York takes the enforcement of child support payments seriously and penalties for failing to pay are punitive. Details about New York child support[CK1] payments and enforcement are available at the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Division of Child Support Enforcement website. Failing to make child support payments results in… Read More »

NY Child Support Guidelines and Requirements

The State of New York takes child support seriously and makes every effort to help custodial parents collect the child support payments owed to them. Anyone with questions about New York child support payments and enforcement can get answers at the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance[CK1] website. The guidance of a knowledgeable attorney is… Read More »