Category Archives: Child Support

How You Can Increase the Amount of Child Support You Receive

Once a judge issues a child support order, both parents are required to honor that order. However, it is possible for you to request a modification of your child support order. If you are the recipient spouse, you can seek more money from your ex-spouse. To be successful in seeking a modification for more child… Read More »

How Does Job Loss Affect Child Support?

Losing a job can be an extremely stressful, emotionally trying experience, especially if you have custody or your children or pay child support. If you are responsible for paying child support and have recently become unemployed, you may be wondering how you will meet your support responsibility. Here’s an overview of what you should know…. Read More »

Failure to Pay Child Support is a Crime

Every child has the right to financial support from his or her parents. When one person is assigned by the court to pay child support, they are legally required to keep up with thse payments. A failure to do so is a crime. Unfortunately, failure to pay court-ordered child support is an extremely common offense… Read More »

Bryan L. Salamone & Associates Launches NYS Maintenance & Child Support Calculator

In a divorce, the more you know, the better. You can make informed decisions if you can reasonably predict how child support and spousal maintenance determinations will turn out in your case. Now, there is an easy-to-use online tool that helps divorcing spouses in New York State gain an accurate perspective on these critical issues…. Read More »

Dealing With Child Support and Alimony Struggles During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has left many Americans out of work. Many have filed for unemployment benefits but are experiencing extremely long wait times. Others may have stimulus money coming their way, but for those who do not get direct deposit, there have been reported delays with checks being issued that may… Read More »

My Spouse Just Took our Children’s College Accounts; Can He Do That?

There are a lot of financial considerations to take into account when going through the divorce process. Among these is what will happen to your college savings accounts you have set up for your children. This is a lot of money, and it is unfortunately not uncommon for one spouse to attempt to co-opt those… Read More »

How Does Wage Garnishment Work for Child Support?

If the other parent of your child regularly neglects to pay the child support he or she owes you, there are a variety of potential collection methods you and your attorney could work to implement to ensure you get the money you need. Perhaps the most common type of collecting judgments for overdue child support… Read More »

What Penalties Exist for Failure to Pay Child Support?

All parents have a responsibility to financially support their children, providing for food, housing, medical assistance, education and other needs. A failure by one parent to pay court-ordered child support could result in serious penalties, including criminal charges and sentences. Here’s a quick overview of some of the penalties that exist for failure to pay… Read More »

How to Prove Your Circumstances Have Changed for Child Support

If you wish to reduce the amount of money you’re paying in child support, you will be responsible for filing an official petition in court for a judge to review your case. The child support modification process can vary slightly from court to court, but you can expect that you will need to prove that… Read More »

How Does Living With a Significant Other Affect Child Support?

All parents are required by federal law to financially support their children after divorce, whether or not they reside with their children. You might wonder what happens if, after your divorce, you get into another relationship and decide to take that relationship to the next stage by moving in together. How will this affect your… Read More »