Your ex-spouse claims his or her business isn’t doing well and he or she cannot afford to keep paying the same amount in child support. He or she reduces child support payments without consulting you or going to court. Can your ex-spouse do that? The answer is no. Child support in New York is … [Read more...] about Can Your Ex-Spouse Reduce Child Support Payments in New York?
It’s not unusual for one spouse in a marriage to manage the couple’s money, including paying bills and investing savings. However, there are significant risks in leaving financial matters to your spouse if you neglect to stay informed about their actions. If the marriage ends in divorce or death, … [Read more...] about What Are the Risks of Leaving Financial Matters to Your Spouse?
Unfortunately, many cases of domestic violence are not reported to police or New York’s Child Protective Services. As a result, it can be more difficult to obtain an order of protection if a party waits to get one at a later date. If you are the abused party and wait to file for an order of … [Read more...] about How to Document Incidents of Domestic Violence
People often think the purpose of prenuptial agreements is for a wealthy spouse to limit how much they would have to pay the less wealthy spouse in the event of divorce. However, a prenuptial agreement benefits both parties. It provides an opportunity to discuss not just your respective financial … [Read more...] about Negotiating a Prenuptial Agreement When Your Future Spouse Has a Trust Fund
If you signed an agreement that divides your property and/or provides for spousal support or child support and find that you are not happy with it, your options for changing the agreement are limited. In New York, courts favor allowing spouses to resolve their divorce disputes on their own, so you … [Read more...] about Can You Change Your Mind After Agreeing to a Financial Settlement in Divorce?
Child custody is probably the most stress-inducing issue in divorce. Parents want to do what is right for their child but also are dealing with their own emotions toward the other spouse. As a result, disputes are common. Sometimes, even when parents can come to an agreement, one of them may have … [Read more...] about What Happens If You Regret Signing Your Child Custody Agreement?