Whenever parents divorce, a court will order support for any children under the age of 21. The amount is either calculated under guidelines established by New York law or agreed to by the parties provided the agreement meets certain requirements. If one parent stops paying child support, the other … [Read more...] about Enforcing Child Support in New York
New York law provides for payment of child support until the age of 21. Basic child support covers food, clothing and shelter expenses and is calculated using a statutory formula. Add-on expenses cover all other childcare costs which are not food, clothing and shelter, such as, unreimbursed medical … [Read more...] about When Can Child Support Be Modified?
Divorce is seasonal as people tend to avoid holiday periods when they feel it’s taboo to initiate divorce. After the holidays, however, divorce filings tend to go up. Some of this may be driven by the added stress of the holidays and expectations of happy celebrations which can exacerbate marital … [Read more...] about Seasons of Divorce; Why Some Parents Wait Until Summer
Ken Jewell was recently featured in a Social Life Magazine. In this piece Ken touched on why he choose matrimonial law and much … [Read more...] about Ken Jewell Featured in a recent issue of Social Life Magazine
Statistics show the average age of couples marrying for the first time has been steadily rising. According to Pew Research Center, the median age at first marriage is at 30 years for men and 28 years for women in 2018. Men and women are waiting to first establish careers, pay down debt, and … [Read more...] about Why Millennials Need a Prenuptial Agreement
While changes in federal taxation of spousal support have been well-publicized, less well-known is how New York taxes spousal support payments. Many people assume New York and IRS tax rules are identical. Before the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 (“TCJA”) was enacted, New York and Federal law were … [Read more...] about How New York State Taxes Spousal Support Payments