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Category Archives: Child Support

Laws about basic child support and relief for low-income earners

Having enough money to provide for one’s children and oneself is a major cause of stress for a parent. Numerous parents count on child support in order to afford basic necessities. Every state has specific calculations which are used to determine the amounts of support orders. However, at least in New York, a different set …

Help is available when seeking a change in child support

After a child support order has been granted, numerous parents in New York may feel there is little they can do to change it. While child support is a necessary thing to ensure children’s needs are appropriately met, a number of issues may arise that warrant the amount be changed. Seeking a post-judgment alteration in …

How is a child support order amount determined?

Seeking child support may seem like a confusing thing. There can certainly be a vast difference in what is ordered and how much is actually needed to fully meet the needs of a child. New York, like most other states, does have very specific guidelines concerning child support; however, special circumstances may call for more …

The dissolution of marriage can affect economic status

Few people, both men and women, are able to get through a divorce and maintain the same standard of living they had when married. The dissolution of marriage simply takes its toll, both emotionally and financially, on couples and families living in New York and elsewhere. The men and women who remained at home during …

Non-parent held responsible for $30,000 in child support payments

Virtually no one in New York would argue that a parent does not have the responsibility to assist in the financial care of his or her child. In fact, child support laws are in place to ensure that the custodial parent has the financial support needed to provide for the needs of a shared child …

Is it possible to obtain a support order modification?

The financial aspects of divorce can seem overwhelming, particularly when trying to adjust to post-divorce life. Dividing one household into two isn’t easy on a number of levels, but figuring out how to financially afford it can add a lot of stress to an already challenging situation. Child support can help custodial parents in New …

Options for enforcing child support in New York

Obtaining a child support order during divorce proceedings may seem easy enough, but enforcing that order can be a whole other issue. While there are parents who will abide by child support orders, there are also those who, for one reason or another, fail to make payments. As custodial parents depend on these payments to …

Child support inflation adjustment coming soon

For divorced parents in New York, child support issues don’t go away until children are ready to go out and conquer the world on their own. Child support can be a stressful topic, especially in tough financial times. For those currently struggling to meet their support obligations, a planned inflation adjustment isn’t necessarily going to …

Is it possible to get through divorce without damaging finances?

Divorces of the famous and/or wealthy are often splashed across headlines. The assets in those types of divorce cases are significant, and many of those couples make it through the process and still feel financially stable for the future. Unfortunately, this type of financial situation doesn’t apply to all divorcing spouses in New York. The …

Children with ADHD may require higher child support amount

Divorce affects numerous families in New York every year. Parents working their way through this process know best what, if any, special needs their children may have that require extra support. These needs can be taken into account when negotiating the child support amount that will be needed each month to ensure these children are …