There are times when a mother or father’s situation changes, resulting in a need to modify child support. Both the custodial or non-custodial parent can ask for a modification depending on the circumstances of either party. A child support attorney can examine your situation to determine if a modification is warranted. If so, they will […]
In New York, both parents are expected to provide for the child. This means some combination of financial support and emotional support in order to ensure that the child is properly cared for. In some instances, however, one party might seek to reduce their financial obligation by artificially reducing their earnings. When this occurs, a
A question some clients have is how to establish paternity for their child born outside of wedlock. This is important because it gives the child the same rights and benefits to children born to married couples. There are two ways to establish paternity in New York: Signing an Acknowledgement of Paternity Form Through a court-ordered
Today the firm submitted another divorce package for signature. The divorce Judgment will give our client custody of the child, child support through the Support Collections Unit, and exclusive use and occupancy of the marital residence.
Today the firm negotiated a settlement with the Department of Social Services who brought a child support petition seeking over $100,000 for reimbursement while the child was in its care. For the three years that the child was in foster care, our client defended against DSS’ neglect petition which was ultimately dismissed. At the first
After the Court issued a wrongly calculated child support obligation in its Judgment of Divorce, the firm filed an emergency motion to correct the Judgment and modify it so that the proper child support award could be imposed. Last week the firm was able to facilitate a settlement between the parties which modifies our client’s
After several weeks of heated negotiating, a contested divorce turned uncontested yesterday when both parties finally executed a Stipulation. The agreement provides custody to our client and child support through the Support Collections Unit.