1. What Can Cause Child Support Termination?

    Can child support get terminated?  In most cases, a parent is financially responsible for their child until they reach the age of twenty-one, but there are other certain circumstances that can cause child support to become terminated. The following is a list of certain life events that could terminate your obligation to pay child support: Your child reaches the age of twenty-one. Your child gets …Read More

  2. The Do’s and Don’ts of Seeking Child Custody

    How you portray yourself can have a huge impact on whether you obtain child custody or not.  The biggest consideration in any child custody case is the child's best interest. That's why any parent who is seeking custody of their child needs to act in a way that demonstrates that they have their child's best interest at heart. Unfortunately, even a small, seemingly inconsequential mistake, like sh…Read More

  3. The Pros and Cons of Utilizing the Support Collection Unit

    The Support Collection Unit (SCU) is an agency that was designed to help collect and distribute payments for child support.  Anyone who receives child support has the right to request that their court order require their payments be made through their county's SCU, but before you do so, you need to know about all of the pros and cons of going through the SCU. The pros of using the Support Collect…Read More

  4. What Can Child Support be Spent On?

    Ideally, child support is supposed to cover the child’s basic needs.  Child support is based on a the noncustodial parent’s income, and it is designed to allow the child to live as comfortably as they would have if their parents had stayed together. Technically, child support is supposed to cover a child’s basic needs, including clothing, food and housing, however, the …Read More

  5. Tips for Successful Supervised Visitations Part 2

    There is nothing easy about supervised visitations.  They make for awkward situations for both parents and kids alike, but if you are required to have supervision during your visits with your kids, there is no way around them. That is why, in our last blog, our family law attorney in Hauppauge went over a few tips to make your supervised visitations more successful. If you haven't had a chance to…Read More

  6. Tips for Successful Supervised Visitations

    Supervised visitation isn’t easy.  Supervised visitations are always incredibly emotional. Although many parents are grateful and happy to see their children, having required supervision can also make many parents feel like they are being punished or that they are untrustworthy. There’s no doubt about it, supervised visitation is awkward and difficult, but in order to see your chi…Read More

  7. Top Reasons to Hire a Divorce Lawyer

    It can be tempting to get a divorce without hiring a divorce lawyer in Hauppauge.  Divorce can be expensive, and hiring a divorce attorney isn't always the most affordable option, which is probably the biggest reason why so many people attempt to get divorced without hiring an attorney. While skipping the attorney might be acceptable in certain situations, most people can benefit from hiring a di…Read More

  8. The Consequences of Refusing to Pay Child Support

    Have you had a chance to read our family law attorney's latest blog? If you have, then you already know what steps you should take if your ex refuses to pay their child support. We also talked about how turning to the DCSE can help you enforce child support, but there are many advantages to bringing your action to court. A judge will be able to offer different punishments or enforcements than the …Read More

  9. How do You Enforce Child Support?

    What do you do if your ex-spouse refuses to pay child support?  After child support is established by either a judge or New York's Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE), the noncustodial parent absolutely must obey the order, but this doesn't always happen the way that it should. If your ex-spouse refuses to pay their child support, you have a couple of options. Your first option would be …Read More

  10. Understanding the Different Types of Child Custody

    Child custody is often an incredibly complicated matter.  Every case has its own unique set of circumstances, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to child custody. That is why there are so many different types of child custody. Before you call a child custody lawyer in Hauppauge and move forward with your case, it is important that you understand all of the different kinds of…Read More