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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for New York on
Q: Hi, I’m 28, and am going to get adopted. Would I have to make any changes on my child’s birth certificate?

She was born in Puerto Rico

Jodi Ann Donato
Jodi Ann Donato answered on Mar 12, 2021

If you're birth name is going to be changed on your birth certificate then it should be changed on hers.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for New York on
Q: My mom has been claiming child support my father has sent her for the past 6 years even though I have been emancipated.

New York State. Did not receive a single dollar even though the money is supposed to be to support myself? Have lived on my own and didn’t go to college. She received 6,000 in arrears from my father is she entitled to keep all of that from me???

Jodi Ann Donato
Jodi Ann Donato answered on Mar 12, 2021

Child support is paid to the parent until the child is 21. If the monies your dad is paying is arrears, then it is money that was due while you were living with her. The money is due to her.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for New York on
Q: I live in NY and my son lives in VA with dad. Do I pay child support until he turns 18 or graduate from H.S
Jodi Ann Donato
Jodi Ann Donato answered on Mar 12, 2021

What Court entered the child support order? If the child support order was issued by a NY Court, then child support is paid until 21.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for New York on
Q: Hello Am I able to ask a question in regards to a divorce

No I have not I just got the letter in the mail my question is if you can help me or not I’m having trouble finding information I bring a four-year-old child into the marriage as I was a single father is biologicalWas deceased we then got married and now she wants to get joint custody is this... Read more »

Jodi Ann Donato
Jodi Ann Donato answered on Mar 12, 2021

Did you get a step-parent adoption through the court? If she adopted the child then she can get joint custody.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for New York on
Q: My ex has filed a modification stating he has not worked in a year and has other surgeries pending, will he pay less?
Jodi Ann Donato
Jodi Ann Donato answered on Mar 12, 2021

He would need to subpoena his doctors in to testify that he can't work. Has he filed for disability? He has to prove to the Court that he cannot work and it is not an easy thing to prove.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for New York on
Q: Would a judge approve a vacation if 1 of the days falls on a day that the noncustodial parent has?

The non custodial parent has been inconsistent with seeing his child. From March 2020-July 2020 he did not see her. He did not take her for his two weeks scheduled visitation for the summer and he did not take her for his holiday on Christmas Eve. He gets her spring break week and I asked prior to... Read more »

Jodi Ann Donato
Jodi Ann Donato answered on Mar 12, 2021

Ask him if he's ok with you taking her away on his holiday and offer him one of your holidays in exchange.

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