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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 »

When Does Child Support End in the State of New York? Answer: 21

There are exceptions to this such as when a child enters the military service after the age of 18; dies; and/or gets married. Nevertheless, New York is the last state with child support through the age of 18. There are also cases of emancipation. We have prevailed in both the Local and Appellate Courts in… Read More »

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 »

Medical Expenses Could Increase Child Support Payments

There are a number of different factors that go into determining the amount of child support one parent must pay to another, including the needs of the child and the parent’s ability to make those payments. If a child’s needs include regular medical needs, those payments could increase in size. First, you can expect that… Read More »

Study: Moms Less Likely to Pay Child Support than Dads, and For Good Reason

A new study revealed some information that may have been surprising to some people: a higher percentage of non-custodial mothers fail to make their child support payments than non-custodial fathers. According to the study, in 2011, approximately 32 percent of custodial fathers did not receive a single dollar of the total child support they were… Read More »

Report: More than $100 Billion in Unpaid Child Support in America

It’s no secret that there is a problem with delinquency in child support in this country. A 2012 study indicated that there was more than $100 billion in unpaid child support in America, and recent studies suggest that that figure is probably even higher now. Additionally, nearly half of the money owed is to taxpayers,… Read More »

Billionaire Could Face Monthly Child Support Payments of $1 Million

In what could become one of the biggest divorce settlements ever, multibillionaire hedge fund owner Ken Griffin could be responsible for making monthly child support payments of approximately $1 million. The huge amount of money includes funding for private jet trips and lavish vacations, according to information from the court documents filed in Illinois. Griffin… 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 »

Court Rules Hedge Fund Manager Must Continue $50K Monthly Child Support Payments

A multimillionaire and hedge fund manager has lost his bid to reduce the $50,000 per month in child support he must pay to the mother of his six-year-old child. Warren Lichtenstein must continue to make huge monthly payments to Annabelle Bond, a well-known Hong Kong socialite and the daughter of the former head of the… Read More »