I have a child support order which was put into place in 2017 and I've never had the child support modified, but we had a modification in 2021 for the child care (day care, after care, camp) portion of it (not the amount, just how it is to be paid) Magistrate says that is still considered a... View More
The statute (FCA 451(3)(b)) simply states child support is modifiable - among other reasons - once every 3 years from when the order was "entered, last modified or adjusted." Implicitly, this means any aspect of the order. This doesn't mean the order from 2021 cannot be adjusted in...View More
The mother believes the child support money is hers and refuses to give the money to the child to have. The child is 18 years old and is attending college. The child has no job and goes to college outside of the state the child support is issued in. The mother either wants the money or wants to end... View More
The answer is yes - so long as the child is no longer residing with the mother. A Child may self-petition for child support pursuant to Family Court Act 422. For a full assessment, schedule a consult with a Bronx Child Support Attorney.
In the stipulation the visitation is between her,my son and the supervisor. No one is to be there. She already violated once by bringing her daughter and grandson with. She did the same thing again yesterday,even though she was warned by the judge. The stipulation also states she is not to consume... View More
You should consider filing a Violation Petition. Among the remedies, the Court may reduce or cancel the visits - or make them supervised at a clinic. Schedule a consult with a Bronx Family Law attorney for a full assessment.
Section 424-A Compulsory Financial Disclosure of the Family Court Act only requires a party to file all the compulsory documents with the clerk of the court. However, the Support Magistrate Assistant took it upon herself to the send the documents via email to the other party’s attorney. Is that... View More
Anything you file with the Court is supposed to be served ion the other side. As such, if you did not do so, then it was quite appropriate for the Court to send the other side a copy of what you submitted. For a full assessment, you should Call a Westchester Family Law attorney to schedule a...View More
I had my children since June of this year. I have filed for sole custody of my children and a restraining order against mother. I was granted a temporary restraining order and my lawyer has already filed for modification of child support. My ex has been resetting the hearing for child custody and... View More
In theory, you could file an order to show cause with the Court ion the child support case, requesting that the court issue a preliminary order suspending the child support. It's questionable whether the magistrate will grant same in advance of your regular return date & in advance of an...View More
So my ex signed the papers, and my lawyer filed it with the court on August 11th, 2022. It was an uncontested divorce, no kids or property shared. Basically no fault and just a very simple split. He wants nothing, I want nothing. I just want to know the realistic timeline that I'm going to... View More
It varies given the backlog - I've had Judgment's signed in as little as a couple of months, and I've also had Judgement's take 5-6+ months. It may also go slower based on the holidays, incorrect papers, etc. For a 2d opinion, call a Bronx Divorce Attorney.
We are not legally separated and our relationship has been a roller coaster he is lying saying we got married after two years separated with no contact no support I have proof this is a lie this is been going on for two years because he's never prepared won't show is Financials... View More
One cannot advise you whether your case is "worth pursuing" without a full assessment of the facts of the case. If your husband at least produced a net worth statement, then an attorney could send out subpoenas for corroborating documentation even if your Husband isn't willing to...View More
It's unclear exactly which form you're referring to. If there are children involved, you must (at the least) submit the child support worksheet - though it's advisable to submit a full stipulation of settlement. Schedule a consult with a NYC Divorce Attorney for a full assessment.
My ex boyfriend and his fiancee bought a home in CT about six months after we agreed on joint custody. It seems he has plans for the kids to live there with him but will not admit it. He lived in a 2bd room house in the bronx (owned by his mother who lives elsewhere) and moved some of his and the... View More
Is the Father the Custodial parent? Do you otherwise share custody? Generally the custodial parent cannot move the children's primary residence without either the permission of the other parent or court permission. But more facts are necessary to definitively answer this question....View More
Act. We opted out of that b/c we share equal access of the children. School costs 65/35. medical 60/40 Responsible for purchasing own clothing for kids, childcare. share all other statutory add ons 60/40. Question - where do haircuts fall under? Thank you for your time.
Basic child support is intended to cover all basic necessitates of the child - including costs of haircuts. If basic child support was waived and only 1 parent is paying for the haircuts & the other parent is refusing to contribute, then a modification petition may need to be filed. Schedule...View More
Violations - depending on the nature, severity & frequency - may indeed satisfy the standard of "substantial change of circumstances." But that is a completely separate question from whether the court will then switch physical custody as a result. Even with a violation established,...View More
"NOI" means Note of Issue - meaning you needed to have filed one & paid the fee when presenting your judgment package. To follow-up, you can call the Matrimonial Clerk's office. You may also call a Bronx Divorce Attorney for more info.
So I’m in a situation that me and my daughters father gave joint custody now for years he always threatens me to take me to court and then threatens to take full custody of my daughter but most of the time it is because he still wants us to be together and he wants to do it out of spite (I do... View More
It's advisable in this instance to start keeping a paper-trail. For starters, you can tape-record conversations you're a party to, whether over the phone or in-person. You should also propose using an App such as "Our family Wizard" or "Talking Parents" to not only...View More
By statute, child support is retroactive to the filing date of her petition. If the court ends up giving you shared custody, then you can subsequently petition for a modification of child support. Schedule a consult with a Bronx Family Law attorney for a full assessment.
I'm divorcing because I told her I don't want her mom living with us and she forced her into the house and now I'm paying for food and everything for her mom too. I never agreed to get her mom a green card or to use my income to help with this. She did this behind my back and I found... View More
If you deem that to be a deal-breaker, then it's certainly a basis to terminate the marriage. I can't say whether she committed "immigration fraud" as that question would need to be posed to an immigration attorney. Schedule a consult with a Westchester Divorce attorney for a full assessment.
I have a visitation trial coming up but my partner wants to adopt my daughter. My daughter's dad has not paid child support since 2019 and I have a 5 year order of protection. His psychological evaluation said it would not be good for him to be with a child base on his personality disorder and... View More
You can bring an adoption proceeding - this would result in effectively terminating his parental rights. Bear in mind, however, that nonpayment of support and/or having an order of protection would not be grounds (in themselves) to have the adoption approved - the Judge would need to find he...View More
I cant have kids. My friend became pregnant and was going to get an abortion due to just having a baby, so I asked would she keep it for me due to my fertility problems, she stated yes a few weeks later (we lived together so it was perfect), she had him on Feb 19, 2019 spend almost a month in the... View More
Yes - if the child's biologically yours, then the two of you have arranged for informal custody. That said, you should consider formalizing the arrangement by filing a petition for custody with the Family Court. Schedule a consult with a Bronx Child Custody attorney for a full assessment.
Want to make sure prenup is still enforceable in court because it is missing the notary signature on the last page. The notary signature and stamp is only on the appendices, where the detail of the assets and liabilities is listed.
If the notary stamp & signature was not on the acknowledgement page, then it would appear the prenup is invalid. One is best advised to have it re-notarized - though definitive advice can only be given after a review of the document. Thus, please call a NYC Family law attorney for a full...View More
I’m an unmarried mother of a 20 month old and his father is very emotionally/mentally/verbally abusive towards me. He doesn’t hit me but threatens to. Recently he drank half a bottle of brandy by himself and threatened to kill me. Any time I disagree with him on something he threatens to take... View More
First, you should begin audio and video-taping him. Capturing his threats & verbal abuse would be good evidence in court. Second, if he drinks to the point of intoxication, you should get a video of him in his drunken stupor. Third, you don't have to put up with domestic violence. Put...View More
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