1. Your Guide to Child Custody in New York Part 2

    It's important to understand the basics of child custody in New York.  If you are about to enter into a child custody case in New York, it can really help to learn the basics. In our last blog, our child support attorney in Hauppauge went over the different types of child custody. Understanding the different types of child custody is a good start, but you also need to learn how child custody is d…Read More

  2. Taxes and Child Support

    Tax season is upon us once again.  Tax day is April 18, and while this may seem far away, it will be here before we know it. Taxes can be incredibly confusing, and when your circumstance is a bit different, it can make them even more confusing! Because tax day is coming fast, many people have been wondering what the connection between child support and taxes is. Luckily, our child support attorne…Read More

  3. Helping a Child Adjust to Living in Two Homes Part 2

    Splitting a child's time between two home is a big adjustment for any child.  If you are splitting custody with your ex after your divorce, then your child will have to deal with some pretty big changes ahead. Splitting their time between two different house can be a difficult thing to deal with, but you'll be glad to know that there are things you can do to help your child adjust. Check out our …Read More

  4. The Basics of Child Support

    What exactly is child support?  Before we go into the basics of child support, you first need to understand exactly what it is. Child support is the money that the noncustodial parents pays to the custodial parent to support the child. The custodial parent is the parent that the child lives with the majority of the time, which is why child support is paid to them. Child support is designed to cov…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. What Single Parents Should Consider Before Relocating Part 2

    Thinking about relocating? As a single parent, there are many things you should think about before deciding to relocate.  Relocating is stressful enough as it is, but relocating as a single parent can really be difficult to deal with. That is why, in our last blog, our child support attorney in Hauppauge talked about a few things that single parents should consider before deciding to relocate. Ke…Read More