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Category Archives: custodial parent

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 …

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 …

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COVID-19 (Novel Corona Virus)  Update 3-20-2020

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