Category Archives: Child Support

How Does Remarriage Affect Child Support in New York?

If you pay child support in New York, you might wonder how a remarriage will affect your child support responsibilities. You should know there is a chance that remarriage could lead to the modification of a child support award. However, such a modification will not be automatically triggered by remarriage. A new spouse does not… Read More »

Modifying a Child Support Order After Becoming Disabled

If you become disabled and are no longer able to work, it may be difficult for you to meet some of the financial obligations you have in your life — including child support. Fortunately, you have the option of seeking a modification of your child support order if your financial circumstances change. If you wish… Read More »

Can Unpaid Child Support Come from My Former Spouse’s Social Security?

One question you might have as you go through the divorce process is whether you are able to garnish your former spouse’s Social Security payments to collect unpaid child support. The answer to this question depends primarily on the type of Social Security benefits your former spouse receives. You cannot collect unpaid child support from… Read More »

Tips to Help You Make a Joint Custody Arrangement Work

Developing a joint child custody arrangement that works for both parents is never an easy task. It takes a lot of coordination of schedules and management of each parent’s needs, combined with ensuring the children’s needs are met. When you have a joint custody arrangement finalized, there are some steps you can take to make… Read More »

Making the Most of Your Supervised Visitation Time

Supervised child visitation is any time with your children that’s court-ordered and occurs under supervision of court-appointed officials, social workers or law enforcement officers. The presence of supervision during your special time with your child can feel unnatural and make the experience difficult. It can be challenging to deeply connect with your child when there’s… Read More »

How to Prepare for a Child Custody Hearing

Your very first child custody hearing can be a difficult experience, especially if you are unfamiliar with how the process works. However, a little preparation can go a long way toward helping you feel more comfortable in court, giving you a better chance at a positive outcome. Below are some tips to help you prepare… Read More »

Tips for Sharing Birthdays, Holidays in a Joint Custody Situation

If you are a parent in a shared custody arrangement after a divorce, birthdays and holidays can be especially difficult times. You may need to accept that your long-time rituals can no longer occur as they once did. However, there are still ways you can make these times of the year special and meaningful. Below… Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions on Paying a Child’s Tuition After Divorce

If you’re going through a divorce and have children who are either attending or preparing to enter college, you might wonder how you will handle tuition and other college-related expenses in your post-divorce life. The following are answers to a few of the most common questions we receive on this issue: Q: Are divorced parents… Read More »

Important Things to Know About Taxes After Divorce

One of the most important tasks to complete when going through a divorce is planning for your financial future. A part of this is determining your tax outlook after the divorce is finalized. Paying taxes is always at least somewhat complicated, but a divorce can make matters even more difficult. However, with the help of… Read More »

An Overview of Child Support Percentages and Related Issues in New York State

In any divorce case, two parents can either negotiate their own child support arrangements and enter into a legally binding agreement, or the court can mandate the amount of child support one parent must pay to the other. In either scenario, a court must approve the amount of child support to be paid. New York… Read More »