Tag Archives: child custody

Missed Parental Visits Can Hurt Your Standing with the Court

Except in extreme circumstances, all parents have the right to visitation with their children if the other parent has sole custody. These visits could last just a few hours or for overnight stays here and there. The expectation is that the visiting parent will abide by all the rules listed in the visitation agreement and… 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 »

New York-Specific Divorce Rules to Know

Are you preparing to file for divorce in New York? Below is a brief overview of a few rules and factors you might consider as you move forward with the process. Grounds for divorce The state of New York allows you to file for divorce on either fault or no-fault grounds. Fault grounds can give… Read More »

Navigating the Common Summertime Co-parenting Issues

Over the summer months, it’s common for your children’s routines to change significantly. If you and the children’s other parent are divorced, it can add some extra challenges to your custody and visitation arrangement. With this in mind, below are a few of the most common co-parenting issues that arise of the summer — and… Read More »

What Can’t You Do with a Prenuptial Agreement?

A prenuptial agreement is an effective tool to help you keep your finances separate, protect yourself from potential debt, keep your property in your family, clarify who is responsible for what during your marriage and planning what happens to your property in the event of a divorce. However, there are limits to what prenuptial agreements… Read More »

How Imputed Income Factors into a Divorce

When a couple divorces, each spouse must make a full financial disclosure for the purposes of property division, alimony and child support. Often, a supporting spouse attempts to underreport income to reduce alimony and child support obligations. Here are a few ways a supporting spouse could go into a divorce with lower-than-actual reported income: Turn… Read More »

How Can I Protect My Child Against My Ex Fleeing the Country?

If your ex is a foreign national who now has joint custody or visitation with your child, you may have serious concerns that he or she could flee the country with your child. Once that happens, recovering your child is a complex and expensive process. You get little help from the U.S. State Department, and… Read More »

The Effects of Relocation on Child Custody

When a former spouse or partner wants to relocate with your children, it can have a significant effect on your entire family. No matter the reason for the move, divorced parents must follow certain guidelines set forth by the state and through the couple’s divorce agreement. Providing notice Custodial parents cannot relocate with children without… 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 »

What You Should Know About Child Visitation Rights

When a couple going through a divorce has children, a family law court may need to get involved in decisions regarding child custody and child visitation rights. In a divorce, these two issues are typically determined at the same time. In some divorce proceedings, it is determined that it is in the child’s best interest… Read More »