Please see important blog below regarding recent tax credit. See also the link here. This is serious. Hire a lawyer who understands this.     

Child Tax Credits Beware


Courts are OPEN, however primarily virtual for a bit longer.  Free initial consulations are now available by either phone conference or Zoom until April 1st when in person will also be available, whichever you are more comfrotable with.  ( Please note that many clients are finding that Zoom is preferable to taking time away from work or children to come in person, therefore this option will stay available even after the Covid Pandemic removes restrictions)  Stay well.



Please email me at staceybalduf@gmail.com or call 315 622 5202 for your free consultation either in person or by phone/electronic communication.


Balduf-divorce-lawyer-syracuseStacey O’Neill Balduf, Esq. a Syracuse Divorce Lawyer, wife and mother of a blended family herself, concentrates her practice specifically in divorce and family law.

Experienced, successful, comprehensive and affordable legal services for resolving your Family Law and Divorce Matters for over 30 years. Serving Syracuse, Oswego, Auburn and Wampsville Communities.  Consultations are free.

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Stacey concentrates her practice solely in divorce and family law working with people who reside in Syracuse and Central New York as well as those out of state in:

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A Good Day

Some days as a matrimonial and family law attorney we struggle with why we have picked this area of practice.  Clients and members of the bar often agree that the “system” is broken or unfair.  We spend a great deal of time, if we actually care about our clients, telling them things they don’t want …

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Tax Changes Impact Your Divorce

TAX CHANGES IMPACT YOUR DIVORCE There are a lot of moving parts to representing you during your divorce and the tax changes make it even more challenging. Now add the Recovery Rebate Credits (RRC), Child Tax Credit (CTC), Child and Dependent Care Credit (CDCC) and things get even more complicated. First and foremost, your attorney …

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Beware: Collection New Tax Credit is NOT for everyone!

If you’re divorced and taking turns claiming the credit collecting the credit may not be a good idea. An example is: if Mom and Dad are divorced and have one child. If Dad claimed the child on his 2020 tax return, he would have automatically begun getting the monthly payments on July 15. But Dad …

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DO IT YOURSELF DIVORCE and FAMILY LAW MATTERS For the past 35 years I have practiced matrimonial and family law.  During this period more than half of the clients I represent come to me to “fix” or “undo” what they did when they went unrepresented during their divorce, custody or support matter. Here are the …

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Custody During Covid-19

The laws related to divorce and child custody have not changed in the unusual circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 outbreak. This means that a parent cannot unilaterally modify a child custody or parenting time agreement without going to court. If this is not an option in their area due to court closures, pauses or other limited …

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Conference with Clients in age of Covid

In the age of Covid, for all my current clients and those considering obtaining my services in the future, please note the following: Prior to your arrival the area you will be in will be sanitized with Lysol spray, fresh air shall be circulated into the space (yes, even if 90 degrees), folder will be …

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Effective June 3rd under Phase 2, essential matters will be heard in person for Family Court.  In addition, non-essential matters will continue to be heard virtually and attorneys can make a request to the assigned Judge to deviate from the Phase 2 Plan. What does this mean for you? It means your life can stop …

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You may have already heard that the Court system is beginning to “re-open” for new business starting very soon.  The legal process is a slow even under normal circumstances and this State of Emergency still has a learning curve to it, however, your children, your safety and your ability to live your lives rely on …

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