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Category Archives: Child Support

What happens if child support is not paid in New York?

A child support order is a legally binding document that requires the payment of a specified amount of money to a custodial parent or guardian. This money is typically used to help care for a child when it comes to buying food, clothing, shelter, and much more. There are also mandatory additional payments, known as …

Child support case of Mets’ Jose Reyes involves ‘double life’

A child support case involving New York Mets’ infielder Jose Reyes has taken a turn to involve an alleged “double life,” according to the baseball player’s former alleged paramour. The woman claims that the Met kept a secret family on the road, which was her and their child, while he had a family at home. …

Modifying child support orders

When a court enters in a child support agreement on the record, it is not necessarily final. Instead, a child support order can be modified under several circumstances. If the circumstances have changed since the final orders were recorded, a parent may be able to petition the judge for a modification hearing to make adjustments …

New York’s formula for determining child support obligations

When it comes to child support in the state of the New York, the awarding of it is guided by The Child Support Standards Act. It was passed on Sept. 15, 1989 to standardize the way in which these payments would be calculated. The intention of this child support formula was to ultimately provide children …

Modification of child support may be available to inmates

Incarcerated parents who have been ordered to pay support for their children tend to find that when they get out of prison they are deeply in debt. They are unable to keep up with their child support payments due to a lack of money coming in while they are removed from society. However, they are still …

How can an order of filiation help in obtaining child support?

Wanting a father to take on some sort of financial responsibility for raising his child is certainly a reasonable request. However, when children are born out of wedlock, getting a child support order can be a bit of a process — especially if paternity is being denied. There are unmarried fathers in New York, though, …

Failure to pay child support can affect one’s credit

There are numerous non-custodial parents who struggle to meet their child support obligations. Sometimes, financially, it just seems impossible to keep up with the demand. For non-custodial parents in New York and elsewhere, it is important to know that the failure to pay child support can have extremely negative consequences — especially to one’s credit …

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