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Man Charged with Faking Own Death to Avoid Paying Child Support

Paying child support is a serious moral and legal obligation. In New York and elsewhere, governments use varied methods to compel parents to comply with orders mandating that they help meet the financial needs of their sons and daughters. Still, there are people who try to beat the system by collecting income under the table,… Read More »

IVF Controversy Focuses Attention on Pre-Birth Child Support Laws

Though questions about when life truly begins have been debated for a long time, the Supreme Court’s repeal of Roe v. Wade by the 2022 Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision has triggered new debates about legal rights and responsibilities associated with pregnancy. In fact, lawmakers in some states are calling for child support… Read More »

New York Designer Jailed in Texas for Failing to Pay $390K in Child Support

From the outside, Fred Castleberry’s story might seem like the embodiment of the American Dream. He went from a being a divorced Texas wedding photographer to a fashion industry star, living in Park Slope, working for designers such as Ralph Lauren and making television appearances. Eventually, he started his own company, F.E. Castleberry, where he… Read More »

Going Through a Divorce when You Have a Child with Special Needs

Divorcing when there is a special needs child involved can be very complicated. Young people with serious disability or medical condition often require extraordinary levels of care and accommodation. Going through the marriage dissolution process is never easy, but if you are responsible for a special needs son or daughter, reaching an appropriate resolution can… Read More »

What to Consider Before Negotiating Child Support Outside of Court

New York family courts apply state guidelines in deciding the amount of child support parents must pay after a divorce. These guidelines take into account parental income and the number of children for whom financial support is required. But in many cases, parents may wish to depart from the state guidelines and create an agreement… Read More »

New York Courts are Giving Out More Maintenance Than the Law Ever Intended

In June 2015, maintenance law was changed in New York State when the Senate passed new legislation that set forth a statutory formula to determine the duration and amount of spousal maintenance to be paid by the higher income spouse to the lower income spouse upon divorce. This law, which would apply to divorces filed… Read More »

Can You Afford to Get Divorced?

Money is one of the most common reasons couples get divorced in America. One spouse may be a spender while the other wants to save, causing serious tensions as time goes on. Ironically, while money can drive couples apart, it can also be the thing that prevents them from going their separate ways. That’s because… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »