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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law and Federal Crimes for New York on
Q: I was living with the child for two yrs. Found out it was mine. Then had to pay 10gs, along with support living there.

We had a child. She was on DSS for awhile and I joined with her. We had a kid but she told me it might not be mine. It's my first so I didn't know what to do so I stayed. Found out two years later it was mine. Then hit with a ten grand arrears and had to pay child support living with them. I don't... Read more »

John Anthony Pappalardo
John Anthony Pappalardo answered on Sep 20, 2019

I would suggest that you negotiate with DSS

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for New York on
Q: I have no support order in New York . My 18 year old daughter just moved out of my house to live in GA. With her mom.

She plans to go to college next spring. Will I be obligated to paying child support ?

John Anthony Pappalardo
John Anthony Pappalardo answered on Sep 18, 2019

You need to speak with a Georgia attorney

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for New York on
Q: Child Custody Laws Between New York and California

If a child's mother passes away in California and the biological father lives in New York, would the child be sent to New York?

John Anthony Pappalardo
John Anthony Pappalardo answered on Sep 12, 2019

You should first speak with a California attorney

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2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for New York on
Q: The bio-mom is dead and bio-dad didn't know about the kid until recently. How can the dad get custody of the kid?

The bio-mom has passed away, and she never told the bio-dad about the child. The bio-dad knows the kid through another source, but he doesn’t have any guardian or parental rights over them.

What would happen to the kid after the mom’s dead? How would the father establish his paternity... Read more »

John Anthony Pappalardo
John Anthony Pappalardo answered on Sep 10, 2019

He needs to file a Petition

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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence, Divorce and Family Law for New York on
Q: How do I defend myself against my wife who wants an order of protection over false claims?

My estranged wife who I havent had contact with in or seen in a year filed an order of protection against me. She is using random text messages from june 2018 i sent her. They were pretty hard but we were arguing and it was out of anger. She also accused me of threatning her and her family with an... Read more »

John Anthony Pappalardo
John Anthony Pappalardo answered on Sep 9, 2019

You need a competent attorney to ferret out all the facts

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2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Q: What can i do if a roommate (daughter) does not want to leave after eviction notice date?

Does not pay rent, has brought her boyfriend to move in with her, does not contribute to the household, lost her child due to her boyfriend sexually advances (undressed in front of her while she was in bed in a room alone). both served with eviction papers more than 30 days ago.

John Anthony Pappalardo
John Anthony Pappalardo answered on Sep 2, 2019

Get them before a Judge

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for New York on
Q: Do u have to go to the judge to fire the payed lawyer or can I just show up at court with a new lawyer
John Anthony Pappalardo
John Anthony Pappalardo answered on Aug 29, 2019

You need to have a consent to change attorney form signed

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for New York on
Q: If I have a court appointed lawyer how can I get a new one? I've had the same one over five years

I feel as though she isn't really helping me

John Anthony Pappalardo
John Anthony Pappalardo answered on Aug 29, 2019

You need to request a new one from the Judge

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for New York on
Q: Petitioning Family Court Alimony Child Support, new job 40% less pay. I am in New York State

Not understanding why a previous year tax return is required, obviously W2s of your new employer but how does or will your tax return affect your petition for lowering child support in New York. And why would I be required to submit previous W-2s that don't reflect my new job of current pay... Read more »

John Anthony Pappalardo
John Anthony Pappalardo answered on Aug 28, 2019

Reflection of past income bears on an analysis of future income-

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for New York on
Q: Petitioning Family Court for child support and alimony while your job was being eliminated. Court wants tax return prev

Not understanding why a previous year tax return is required, obviously W2s of your new employer but how does or will your tax return affect your petition for lowering child support in New York. And why would I be required to submit previous W-2s that don't reflect my new job of current pay... Read more »

John Anthony Pappalardo
John Anthony Pappalardo answered on Aug 28, 2019

I cannot provide advice relating to Illinois law

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for New York on
Q: Why is the court system doing this?

I live in NY and I didn’t show up to court 3 weeks ago because the custody matter that I petitioned Against my daughters father didn’t matter anymore. The law guardian never liked me for no reason. The judge gave temporary custody to her fathers aunt (not blood related). And put and order of... Read more »

John Anthony Pappalardo
John Anthony Pappalardo answered on Aug 27, 2019

You need an attorney and MUST appear at all scheduled court appearances. Good luck

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Family Law and Civil Rights for New York on
Q: Can cps call and harass me after they have already found the case unfounded and closed my case? I feel its personal now

My girlfriends ex boyfriend has been been harassing me for years. He recently started making false reports to CPS. We just had a ninety day open investigation and they found the case to be false and unfounded. Now they have started calling my girlfriend again and requesting to come over and get a... Read more »

John Anthony Pappalardo
John Anthony Pappalardo answered on Aug 26, 2019

Within reason it is always advisable to cooperate with CPS

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for New York on
Q: My child turns 18 in Sept. I was the non custodial parent. She lived with dad in CA and I paid child support to him.

Now she wants to live with me and will attend college in NYC. Can I file an order with the NY court and have him pay child support under NY law ? I have a support order with CA that ends when she turns 18. Does the NY court has jurisdiction to order the father to pay for her college ?

John Anthony Pappalardo
John Anthony Pappalardo answered on Aug 19, 2019

Yes

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4 Answers | Asked in Tax Law, Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for New York on
Q: My husband has been hiding income, rationing me for years, and has cut me off financially several times.

He also gaslights me, takes/hides my belongings, tracks my cell phone history (account is under his father’s. I have no access), has told me several times (during/post cancer) he wishes I would die, and is constantly creating financial hardship by spending large amounts of money on various... Read more »

John Anthony Pappalardo
John Anthony Pappalardo answered on Aug 16, 2019

You do not need a fault ground to file for divorce in NY. I would suggest that you contact an attorney and an accountant immediately. Best

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for New York on
Q: Do I need to pay child support in New York even though my son's been working full-time for the past 10 months

I've been paying the child support all his life and for my daughter who is going to be 23 who is emancipated but my child support has never changed never took me back from modification even though I'm making more money now. Will I be opening a can of worms if I try to stop paying child support for... Read more »

John Anthony Pappalardo
John Anthony Pappalardo answered on Aug 14, 2019

Child support ends in NY at the age of 21 or upon emancipation unless otherwise agreed to in a writing. You may need to go to court to have a child declared emancipated who is under the age of 21 or if termination of support is inconsistent with a written agreement.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for New York on
Q: What are my options?

My sons father has not paid his court ordered child support payments in two months, what are my options? In addition, he has moved upstate NY and didn't provide me with an updated address. Per our visitation order, he was suppose to notify me. What are my options?

John Anthony Pappalardo
John Anthony Pappalardo answered on Aug 13, 2019

File Violation Petitions on Both

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for New York on
Q: What could happen and should I put a stop to child going to grandparents

I have 4 kids my frist child has been going to my bio parents since she was born lived there for the frist2 1/2 years of her life my boyfriend now has an issue that the bios dont get the other children and never have and wants me to put a stop to the 8 year old going now what's ur thoughts. The... Read more »

John Anthony Pappalardo
John Anthony Pappalardo answered on Aug 11, 2019

I would urge you to do what you think is in the best interests of your children

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for New York on
Q: Per divorce decree, parents agreed to cover child's college expenses, including room/board.

If one of the parents later refuses to cover the agreed pro rata share of child's college costs, what legal recourse is available to the paying parent? Will the courts uphold the agreement that was ordered and adjudged per the divorce decree?

John Anthony Pappalardo
John Anthony Pappalardo answered on Aug 7, 2019

Absent modification of the court order yes it will be upheld

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