12 Common Child Custody Issues You Could Face

12 Common Child Custody Issues You Could Face Child custody can be the most contentious issue in a divorce – even more than the division of assets. This is natural. In most other divorce issues, two parties negotiate (or fight) over what constitutes “fair” between them. The issue here isn’t at all what’s “fair,” but what’s…

Knowing Your Ex’s Entire Income When Calculating Child Support

Knowing Your Ex’s Entire Income When Calculating Child Support

Knowing Your Ex’s Entire Income When Calculating Child Support In New York State, courts will order child support when parents of children are unmarried or have divorced, to ensure that both are contributing equitably to the child’s upbringing, and that the child’s standard of living won’t suffer because of the parents’ separation. It can be…

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Saratoga Child Support Attorney Examines Extracurricular Activities

Saratoga Child Support Attorney Examines Extracurricular Activities Clients often come to me as a Saratoga Child Support Attorney, and ask how extracurricular activities are handled.  In New York State, extracurricular activities are neither mandatory nor discretionary, so the court will not order the non-custodial parent to contribute to extracurricular activities. This also means that the…

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Saratoga Child Support Lawyer Discusses Being Forced to Pay College Expenses

Saratoga Child Support Lawyer Discusses Being Forced to Pay College Expenses As an experienced Saratoga Child Support Lawyer, I am often asked if the court can require you to pay college expenses.  College support is not a mandatory add-on under the Child Support Standards Act. It is discretionary, and a court can order either party…