Tag Archives: Child Support

What Can Happen If You Ignore a New York Divorce Judge’s Orders

A law professor teaching about courtroom procedure once told his class that the first and most important rule of litigation was this: “Don’t tick off the judge.” Few things “tick off” judges more than when their orders aren’t followed. If you have been ordered to do – or not do – certain things by the…
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12 Divorce Myths Busted

If you’ve never been through a divorce before, the realities of the process will understandably be unfamiliar to you. If you are considering divorce and trying to learn about how a New York divorce works, you may get advice or supposed facts from friends, family members, your hairstylist, or someone at the gym. There’s a…
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Can a Step-Parent Be Ordered to Pay Child Support?

Step-parents often take on many of the responsibilities of biological parents when they become part of a family. But is one of those responsibilities the payment of child support for any step-children in the event of a divorce? In New York the answer depends on two factors: Availability of support from the non-custodial biological parent…
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Paying for U: Who, if Anyone, Has to Cover College Costs Post- Divorce?

High school seniors in New York, New Jersey, and across the country soon will be anxiously waiting by their mailboxes (or refreshing their email in-boxes) in hopes of getting notified that they have been accepted into their dream college. Of course, parents will be hanging on this decision as well, since they will have to…
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Non Biological Father Liable for Child Support

Robert Ambrogi in his Law.com Network Blog details the case of a man who learned during his divorce, that he was not the father of a child born during the marriage.   Notwithstanding the fact that he was not the child’s biological father, he was ordered to pay child support.   . . . .through a…
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