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Couplechildfight-300x200Welcome back to another issue of our Order of Protection series. This series of bullet point guides aims to tell you different tidbits to know about orders of protection, and how they can affect your life when dealing with family as defined in the law which could be blood relatives or people that are or have been involved in intimate relationships. In the past couple bullet guides, we’ve discussed things like temporary orders of protection, and how important orders of protection can be in custody orders.

Today, we’re once again looking at the affects that orders of protection can have on children. In this part of our Order of Protection series, we’re specifically addressing testimonies made by children in order of protection or family offense cases.

If you have any questions about the issues addressed here, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our office to schedule your initial consultation (up to the first thirty minutes is free) or read through some of our other blogs for additional guidance. Continue reading ›

Finger-Pointing-300x200Welcome back to another issue in our family law Order of Protection Series. This guide follows the similar guides I’ve created in the past for child custody and equitable distribution. If you’d like to learn more about custody, orders of protection, and the other issues mentioned here, you can find more blogs here and pages on my website.

Orders of protection can be a complex part of family law. Though they’re similar in some ways to restraining orders, these orders don’t necessarily lead to the same legal actions. Although, orders of protection do require the person in question to avoid certain activities.

This guide aims to make complex concepts easier to understand in family law. For instance, in this segment, we’ll be talking about custody orders, and how long orders of protection might last when issued by the family court. Continue reading ›

Baby-Steps-300x195It’s no secret that dealing with issues of family law is tough. Whether you and your ex-partner agree that you’re better off apart or not, separating the lives of two married people or two parents, unmarried or married, can be complicated. The process becomes even more complex when children are involved.

When spouses or parents share a child or children, there are various additional decisions to be made about custody, parenting time, and child support. This bullet point guide aims to answer some more of the questions you may have about child support.

Throughout the course of this most recent blog series, we’ve discussed many aspects of child support and family law. In this edition, we’ll be looking at the circumstances under which a child support order can be modified, and whether the family court can deal with child support at the same time as a divorce. Continue reading ›

All aspects of family law have their challenges to consider.Couple-Counter-300x200

Even amicable divorces that revolve around mediation can be uncomfortable and emotionally draining for the people involved. But issues often become a lot more complex when the focus shifts to the children involved in a divorce between two parents.

We know that parents in New York and various parts of the USA are deemed responsible for caring for the child, both emotionally, and financially, until they reach the age of adulthood. However, when two parents separate, it’s often difficult to determine how each parent should be expected to deliver their fair share of this “support”.

In our Child Support Bullet series, we’re tackling some of the most common issues raised in child support cases. Today, we’ll be looking at unmarried parents, mediation, and child support expectations for non-relative guardians. Continue reading ›

Kitchenfeeding-300x200Welcome back to this bullet point guide series on child support.

If you’ve been reading through these quick articles on my blog, you’ll know that I’m curating information from the articles elsewhere on my blog from over the years, to provide an easy way to find answers to your child support and family law questions.

In this guide on child support so far, we’ve covered a wide number of issues, ranging from when it’s appropriate to expect to pay support beyond the guideline limits in New York, and what it means to apply equitable estoppel in paternity cases to prevent a DNA test.

In this section, we’ll be looking at the complexities of deciding which parent should have the right to claim a child as a dependent in a child support case. We’ll also address remarriages, and the impact they might have on a child support order. Continue reading ›

ParentsJeansKids-300x200All aspects of family law can be complicated.

Divorce, even when it’s decided upon mutually by a couple, is a complex process that involves separating two deeply connected lives. In many cases, divorce doesn’t just affect the spouses involved, but the children that came from the marriage too.

When children are involved in a family law case, the number of issues to be addressed increases significantly. Not only do you need to consider equitable distribution, and spousal maintenance, but you may need to consider child custody and child support too.

This bullet point guide on child support aims to address some of the issues that parties encounter during a divorce and child support case. In this segment, we’ll be looking at what happens when a child support order is violated, and when orders can be modified. Continue reading ›

Lawyers-Office-300x200Welcome back to this continued series of bullet-point guides on Child Support. If you’ve seen one of these guides before, you’ll know that it’s my way of bringing together useful information, that I have covered in more depth articles over the years, about a topic in family law, in a way that’s easy to absorb. These guides can offer valuable insights to anyone who might be pursuing family law or divorce cases.

In this particular series on child support, we’ve covered several topics so far, addressing things like the reasons to deviate from child support guidelines, and what those guidelines might be. Today, we’re going to look at what issues might arise when a party attempts to add the costs of higher education to child support payments.

I’ll also briefly discuss the topic of arrears with child support payments. Continue reading ›

Parents-with-Children-300x200Over the recent months, I’ve been working on various guides and bullet-point lists of facts and insights for people interested in learning more about the various complications of divorce litigation, divorce mediation, child custody cases and most recently child support matters. This guide explores the basics of child support, one of the most important payments to be determined when two parents get a divorce, live apart, or separate.

In this section of the bullet point guide, I’ll be looking at the complexities that may arise when a parent required to pay child support is self-employed. We’re also going to look at proof of child support payments and proving income.

Please remember to visit the other articles on this blog and my website if you want any further information on these topics. Continue reading ›

Parentskidpark-300x200Welcome back to another section of my recent guide about child support in family law and divorce cases. As you may well know, child support is a common concern for many parents, unmarried parents or those moving through a period of separation or divorce. It’s often important for the courts to determine how financial support should be issued to a child and their parent for the continued support of the children.

In this bullet-point guide, we’ve been covering some of the common issues that arise in child support cases. In this particular segment, we’ll be looking at the rights of stepparents when courts are making child support decisions, and the impact that a new boyfriend or girlfriend can have on a case.

If you have any questions about the issues covered here, please remember that you can find additional guidance elsewhere in the articles on my blog and website. Continue reading ›

Young-Parents-300x207If you are a regular visitor to my blog, you may have noticed that alongside my regular articles and blog posts, I have also been introducing a series of bullet-point guides. These guides are intended to curate some of the more complicated ideas addressed in my other articles, into something that is a little easier to consume in bite-sized chunks.

The current guide series addresses the various issues and concerns that can arise during cases surrounding child support. In previous parts, we have discussed some of the basics about how courts can make decisions on the amount of child support to give, and what kind of factors may affect these decisions. Today, we are going to look a little more about the deviations from the guidelines that may occur in child support orders.

This part of the guide will also discuss the kind of discretionary control that the courts have in making decisions about child support. Continue reading ›

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