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A big fear in divorce is the prospect of losing your children. Child custody matters are very stressful. If you and your spouse cannot come to an agreement, it is left to a judge to decide who has primary physical custody, how much time each of you has with the children, as well as how you will make … [Read more...] about Can One Parent Relocate with Children During or Post-Divorce?
Many couples start the divorce process angry at their spouse and ready to do battle. They are unwilling to compromise and want to “win” every dispute no matter how costly. Often, they get upset that the legal system, judge and attorneys do not seem to support their point of view. However, the laws … [Read more...] about What NOT to Expect from Your Divorce
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