After divorce, many parents continue to have disputes over the co-parenting of their children. Rather than go to a judge to decide the issue, the courts often recommend and/or the parties on their own can begin using parenting coordinators. Parenting coordinators employ a child-focused … [Read more...] about How Parenting Coordinators Can Help Resolve Post-Divorce Disputes Involving Children
For couples who are experiencing marital problems, the holiday season can just add to their stress. The end of year also brings thoughts of starting fresh in the new year. Combine the two feelings and you have some couples contemplating whether to divorce or wishing they could resolve their issues … [Read more...] about Use Mediation to Settle Your Divorce Issues by Year End
A common concern of divorcing parents is what expenses are covered by child support. New York provides for basic child support and add-on child support expenses. Basic child support encompasses food, clothing and shelter and the amount is determined by a statutory formula. Everything else is an … [Read more...] about What Additional Expenses Are Covered by Child Support?
Many people are surprised that issues like the U.S. economy and politics can affect divorce rates. Couples become concerned about their financial situation when there is uncertainty of this nature and, consequently, tend to delay divorce. For example, the elections, economy and tax cut law had an … [Read more...] about Don’t Stay Married Waiting for a Better Economy
Health and life insurance are costly and the obligation to pay for it can be an issue in divorce. Under New York law, the provisions for insurance differ from other expenses encompassed within child support and spousal support. As a result, couples should be aware of their obligations and their … [Read more...] about Does Child Support and Spousal Support Cover the Cost of Insurance?
In a divorce and afterwards, you may experience heightened concerns about your spouse’s parenting abilities. Courts utilize a best interests of the child standard in deciding which parent should have custody. To the court, the most important factor will be “[e]ach parent’s ability to cooperate with … [Read more...] about Think Your Ex is a Bad Parent? Be Careful How You Handle It