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How to Enforce a Child Support Order in New York

When parents get divorced, they are both required to continue supporting their children financially. For the parent that does not have primary or physical custody of the child, this means making monthly child support payments. However, there is a widespread problem the United States when it comes to parents who do not pay the child… Read More »

What to Keep in Mind About Child Support During Your Divorce Process

Divorce can be a complicated and emotional process, especially if you have children. You will need to navigate some important issues, ranging from asset division to child support. Calculating child support can be slightly complex, as each situation is unique and there is not a one-size-fits-all solution you can use to determine the appropriate child… Read More »

Documents to Keep After You Finalize Your Divorce

When you finalize your divorce, it can be understandable to want to put the entire ordeal behind you and never think about the legal process again. You might even be tempted to toss away all of the paperwork you had to complete, just because it reminds you of what you’ve had to endure over the… Read More »

When Can You Modify a Child Support Agreement?

Whether you are paying or receiving child support, you may reach a point in the arrangement where you feel like it needs to be modified to reflect your current life situation. But when are the best times to attempt to modify your arrangement, and how do you go about doing so?  Situations that may call… Read More »

Child Support Deviations

Federal law mandates that all states create a uniform formulaic system for determining support obligations for children within their jurisdictions. While states are not required to adopt any particular formula, most choose one of two common systems. In New York, child support obligations are based on a fixed percentage of the payor’s income less certain… Read More »

Paternal Rights for Unwed Fathers: What to Do When There are Doubts

Do not sign a voluntary acknowledgement of paternity if you are unsure whether you are a child’s father. Once you sign, New York allows just 60 days to rescind your acknowledgement. By signing, you waive your right to deny paternity. The only way to get out of the agreement is to retain a lawyer to… Read More »