Tag 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 »

Divorce Not Always as Easy as it Should Be for Domestic Violence Victims

One would think that instances of domestic violence in marriage would make it relatively easy for the victim to get out of the abusive relationship. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, both in New York and beyond, as a recent article in The New York Times outlines in an article that tells the stories… Read More »

Consider These Tips When Writing a Divorce Counterclaim

A counterclaim is a chance for you to submit your own requests in writing about what type of outcome you would like to see in your divorce regarding issues such as property division, child custody and child support. You would submit the counterclaim after your spouse files the initial divorce petition. The following are some… Read More »

Can You Request Money for Lawyer’s Fees in a Divorce?

Most of the time, if one spouse is able to pay for an attorney but the other is not, the court will direct the spouse that earns more money to at least partially contribute money to pay for the other’s attorney’s fees. However, it behooves your spouse to agree upfront to pay you some of… Read More »

How Does Remarriage Affect Adult Children?

Many people expect there to be some growing pains when getting remarried with minor children in the picture. However, many of these same transitional and emotional issues can also be a factor if you or your spouse have any adult children. While adult children are going to be better able to emotionally process the transition,… Read More »

Using Social Media Posts as Evidence in a Divorce

Social media has become an inescapable part of life for many people across the world. People freely share photos, articles, videos and status updates with family, friends, acquaintances and, in some cases, complete strangers online all the time. When you’re going through a divorce, however, it’s important to be careful about what you share online,… 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 »

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 »