Tag Archives: child support

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 »

Tips for Achieving Financial Success During, After a Divorce

While planning for your divorce might seem like a daunting and unappealing process, it is important to prepare yourself for the process you are about to go through and what lies beyond it. Specifically, sound financial planning can help you avoid some of the challenges divorced people tend to face. Below are a few tips… 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 »

Special Considerations for Child Support, Custody between Unmarried Parents

Unmarried parents who end a relationship may be faced with certain challenges that do not apply to married couples. If you are an unmarried father, it is important to know the rules surrounding child support and custody so that you can effectively protect your rights. When a child is born to unmarried parents, the state… 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 »

Special Factors Influence Child Support Amounts

In New York, there are certain formulas that judges use to calculate how much child support is owed by one parent to another after a divorce. If you feel as though your case may be an exception to the rule, you have the ability to inform the judge of special circumstances. Examples of situations where… Read More »