Category Archive: child support

What’s Your Divorce Plan?

Considering Divorce? You Need a Divorce Plan! If you’re considering leaving your spouse, considering divorce, you need a solid divorce plan. So often people start consulting with their attorney only after the divorce process has begun and everyone is in the thick of things.  I often say to clients that they should have come to …

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Divorce or Support Award of College Expenses…Premature

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 Last month the New York State Appellate Division (Second Dept) rendered a decision in Repetti v. Repett which reminded us that the Court may direct a parent to contribute to a child’s college expenses, however, when college is several years away, and no evidence is presented as to the child’s academic interests, ability, possible choice …

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Unbundled Legal Services-RUN

 “Unbundled” means you hire the attorney to handle only specific tasks, such as preparing the court documents or entering a limited appearance, and then you handle parts of the case on your own to save money. It claims that fewer billable hours means less cost. However, if your lawyer is only good for drafting documents …

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So Why Divorce?

I sat down to write a blog about why so many people are seeking a divorce after the first of the year.  What I found was that this article by Patricia Barbarito stated my thoughts so perfectly that I wanted to share it with all of you. Key to her writing is her summary that… …

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The Holidays

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To all those who are surfing the internet regarding divorce, separation or custody at this time of year, please know that I understand how difficult a time this is for you and your family. It is a time of year when everything around you tells you how lucky and blessed you are and how happy …

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Your Spouse Hired Me. What does this mean for YOU?

Ok your significant other or spouse has hired me to represent them.  What will this mean for YOU? First, I am not and will never be about how much money I can make off your misfortune or unfortunate circumstances. Next, if your spouse has hired me I believe in working with a client to develop, …

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Find an Attorney

One Way to Find an Attorney How to choose your divorce or family law lawyer/attorney is a very serious matter.  It is a substantial purchase financially and it affects all aspects of your daily life.  One way to find an Attorney is word of mouth.  This is often the best method. I get referrals from …

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Cheating: The Court doesn’t care!

Cheating:  The Court doesn’t care who is sleeping with who! OK folks, I am writing this blog because I don’t want to see one more person spend a single dime of their hard earned money talking, texting, or fighting because their spouse, partner or former co-parent has cheated on them!  The Court does not care …

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Child Support. What Does it Pay For?

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What Is Child Support?   How much is child support? What does child support pay for? Can I pay my child directly?  Child support is the financial obligation you have to support your child as he or she matures. If you have custody of your child, the courts assume that you fulfill your financial obligation. If your …

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Help Your Children During Divorce

5 Ways to Help Your Children During Divorce How to help your children cope with your divorce. If you are nervous and anxious about the divorce process and you have some input and some control over the outcome, imagine what it is like for children who have neither.  You can help your children during divorce.  …

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