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How do I Calculate Child Support in NY?

When a couple divorces and they have children, the court will decide on family law issues such as child custody and child support. These two elements are related, since one parent typically has custody of the children, while the other pays child support. If you have been ordered to pay child support, you may have […]

Taking a Child Out of State With and Without a Custody Agreement

Before you divorced, you may have been accustomed to traveling anywhere with your child. You may have traveled out of state numerous times. After a divorce, however, you no longer have that freedom. If you share custody of your children with the other parent, then you likely have a custody agreement in place that prevents […]

Can I Go to Jail for Not Paying Child Support?

If you have not been paying child support, you may be worried about going to jail. This is a  possibility. There is a wide range of penalties one can face, and jail time may occur in extreme cases. Read on to learn about jail time and other methods of child support enforcement. Some parents go […]

Can You Get Child Support From Someone in Jail?

As a single parent, you have probably tried many times to get the child support you are owed by your ex. It is not uncommon for parents to avoid their child support obligations. What if a parent truly wants to help his or her children financially, but cannot do so because he or she is […]

Child Custody Laws for Unmarried Parents

When a married couple with children divorces, it is automatically assumed that the husband is the father. As such, he is entitled to visitation and custody. When a couple who has never married has children and ends their relationship, things get a bit more complicated. Because the couple never married, it is not assumed that […]

If You Pay Child Support, Do You Have Visitation Rights?

In 2016, there were 827,261 divorces in the United States. Many of these divorces involve minor children. Parents who do not have custody of their children are often forced to pay child support. These monthly payments continue until the child turns 18. In many cases, the father is the one that pays child support to […]

What Happens If You Don’t Pay Child Support?

Unfortunately, not all relationships last forever. Ideally, the parties can move on and not have to deal with each other anymore. That’s not the case when children are involved, though. Whether you are married or single, if your relationship produces children, the reality is that one person will get custody of the children and the […]

Can Anyone Other Than Parents Get Custody of a Child?

When many people think of child custody, the parents are often some of the first people to come to mind—as they should. Parents play important roles in the lives of their children. Courts want to keep the best interests of the children in mind, so they try to keep children with their parents if possible. […]

Understanding Child Custody: Primary Custody vs. Sole Custody

Divorces can be complicated, especially when children are involved. Two main issues are child support and child custody. There are several types of custody that a parent can get. Physical and legal custody are two main types of custody, but you may also hear your lawyer discuss two specific terms: primary custody and sole custody. […]

Child Custody Schedules During the Holidays

If you’re celebrating your first holiday season after a divorce, you may be wondering about the typical holiday schedule for divorced parents. The truth is: there is no typical schedule. Parents who share custody of their children often work together to create schedules that fit their needs and desires. While sometimes the court will step […]