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How Is Child Support Calculated in a New York Divorce?

How Is Child Support Calculated in a New York Divorce? A divorce can be difficult for all members of a family, but it can be especially hard on children. Although they will typically still see both parents, one parent may have sole custody, while the other parent will have visitation rights. In New York, child Read More

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What Are the Benefits of Establishing Paternity in New York?

What Are the Benefits of Establishing Paternity in New York? Establishing paternity, or fatherhood, refers to the process of determining the legal father of a child. When a child is born to unwed parents, the child has no “legal” father. This means that even if a mother knows who the birth father is, if a Read More

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What Is a Postnuptial Agreement in New York?

What Is a Postnuptial Agreement in New York? In recent years, prenuptial agreements have largely shed their stigma, as many couples have realized the value and reason behind planning for certain issues that often arise in divorce. By discussing these matters rationally when a couple’s relationship is in a good place, it can prevent contentious Read More

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How to Make Divorce Less Difficult

How to Make Divorce Less Difficult Around 20 percent of marriages in the United States end in divorce within five years, and over 40 percent end prematurely within two decades. Despite divorce being common for multiple generations of Americans, the potential severe emotional impact on spouses and their children remains unchanged. If you are about Read More

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How Is a Contested Divorce Handled in New York?

How Is a Contested Divorce Handled in New York? There is no disputing the emotional and contentious nature of divorce. Sometimes, the feelings and disagreements involved make it impossible for spouses to effectively work together during the divorce process. In these cases – known as contested divorces– the court must often make the decisions couples Read More

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Who Should Get a Prenup in New York?

Who Should Get a Prenup in New York? When you get married, you and your spouse hope it is a union that will stand the test of time. Unfortunately, life often does not work out that way, and people who thought they would spend their lives together must plan for what will happen after divorce. Read More

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How Do I Get an Order of Protection in NYC?

How Do I Get an Order of Protection in NYC? If you are a victim of physical violence, or if someone has threatened you with bodily harm, you can seek help through an order of protection. These orders are often requested and utilized by domestic violence victims or those who have been subject to harassment Read More

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How to Adopt a Child in New York

How to Adopt a Child in New York Adopting a child is one of the biggest decisions an adult can make. The positive impact this can have on a child’s life cannot be overstated. While it is rewarding for the child and your family, finalizing an adoption takes significant time, effort, and patience. Because a Read More

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Penalties for Failure to Pay Child Support in NYC

Penalties for Failure to Pay Child Support in NYC When a parent who owes a child support obligation fails to pay as scheduled on a regular basis, the court can force repayment and penalize the debtor in a variety of ways. The New York City Department of Social Services Support Collection Unit can take administrative Read More

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Incarcerated Parents have Rights Too

Incarcerated Parents have Rights Too In the United States, there are approximately five million children born to a parent that has been incarcerated at one point in his or her life. Oftentimes, the incarceration of one or both parents can negatively affect a child, especially those in their earlier years of childhood. According to the Read More

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