A common question by divorcing parents involves child support when the couple has joint custody of their children. Generally, under New York law, the parent who has primary physical custody gets child support from the other parent. However, if parents technically share physical custody equally, who … [Read more...] about Who Pays Child Support When Parents Share Custody?
In 2016, New York made significant changes in how spousal support is calculated. The goal was to provide more predictability in awards and address evolving perceptions of fairness. Whether the state has succeeded may depend on your point of view, but it has provided additional guidance to parties in … [Read more...] about New York’s Changing Views on Spousal Support
All property is not treated equally when dividing up assets in divorce. Some of the most significant differences occur between couples having both passive and active assets. Here are a few tips couples should know about how assets would be divided between them in the event they decide to end the … [Read more...] about How to Divide Passive vs. Active Assets in Divorce
“Spousal support,” also known as alimony, is determined by a legal formula in New York. As a result, the law offers some certainty about how much a spouse will receive or must pay and how long payments will last. Unfortunately, these provisions can be confusing and complicated especially since … [Read more...] about Top Questions About Spousal Support in New York
When parents decide to divorce, child custody becomes a primary concern for the parties and the courts. New York policy promotes joint custody and encourages parents to resolve their custody disputes amicably. If parents can’t do that, then the courts must step in. Before deciding to litigate child … [Read more...] about What Happens in Child Custody Disputes?
Questions about how child custody may be decided are among the top concerns of divorcing parents. They fear losing access to their child or want to limit their spouse’s access. Child custody is an emotional issue. New York law, however, encourages parties to resolve these issues amicably and in the … [Read more...] about 5 Things Parents Should Know About Child Custody Disputes