How Can the Court Find That My Income for Child Support Is More than I Actually Earn? Thinking of taking a lower paying job or leaving your job to attempt to avoid child support? Think again. The Court does not just look at your current income on your pay stub or recent W-2 statement. The Court digs deeper than that. How much child support you owe depends on a parent’s ability to provide support, rather than looking at strict income numbers. A Judge or Support Magistrate has the power to [...]


Most Popular Questions Asked of the Attorney for Child (AFC) - Custody and Visitation Matters I have been on the Attorney for Child (AFC) panel in four different counties throughout upstate New York, and regardless of the county, the questions remain the same. Hopefully this article will be a good resource to anyone who has just had an AFC assigned in their family court or divorce matter. Why does my child have an Attorney? The AFC is assigned by the Court to make sure the children have a [...]


Pre-Nuptial Agreements: Fact and FictionBy: Sharon L. Dyer, Esq. The most common myth about Pre-Nuptial Agreements is that they are only for the rich.You really don’t have to be wealthy to benefit from a Pre-Nuptial Agreement if you understand the purpose of such an Agreement. Basically a Pre-Nuptial Agreement is a legally binding written contract between two people prior to marriage that sets forth what will be the financial rules of their marriage, especially in the event of divorce or [...]


Resolving Custody and Divorce Issues:Traditional Litigation versusAlternative Dispute Resolutionby Michael Osburn, Esq. What is Traditional Litigation? Traditional litigation is the process where issues are resolved by a court. In many cases, traditional litigation can be an expensive and lengthy process. Both parties will retain their own attorneys, who will conduct discovery and present evidence at a trial or hearing. Each attorney will try to obtain the outcome desired by his client.  [...]


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