A judge will speak to the child to see what his wishes are if the parents don't come to an agreement. While the child's choice carries a lot of weight, it is not binding on the court and the judge still has to decide what is in the child's best interests. If the child turns 16...Read more »
I have the kids mostly on school nights and partially the weekend. My ex wont agree to any custody order until trial and trial was pushed back til 2021 because of COVID. Can I legally chnage their school to where I live since I drive 15 there and back almost daily to get them from his house,... Read more »
I dismissed my previous lawyer and do not want to engage in a retainer agreement as of yet; I would prefer if a lawyer reviews my documentation/evidence and provides his/her legal analysis based on what is provided to determine if I should move forward with my case or not. At that point in time,... Read more »
Yes. But that is the simple answer. In New Your Its dependent on Income . Each party would owe child support for one child under the formula set forth in Section 249 of the Domestic Relations law. That Is 17% of gross income from all sources less FICA. The court would figure out the support...Read more »
I have a visitation order in NY for my daughter i live in NJ , I haven't been successful in acting on it very much since the mother its not cooperating with the order . In the mid of 2018 i lost contact physical and digital with her and daughter and I've trying ever since i also filed... Read more »
This was posted previously and answered. The process hasn't changed. If you are asking how much this matter will cost it would be difficult for any attorney to give you a figure as it all depends on how much time will be spent on the case and if there will need to be a trial.
My children's mother lives with several family member who recently returned from AL and did not do the 14-day quarantine as they should by NY law. I asked her previously to inform me when they would get back to prevent exposure to the kids and myself as I take care of my elderly parents.... Read more »
The courts will not issue an order of protection under these circumstances. As to withholding the children you can do that but be aware that you are in violation of a court order and it would be up to a court to decide if you had a reasonable excuse for violating the order.
My ex and i Start having problems on sept. And we agreed that i would have our baby in México where My family is and then he would go get us and return to the US (NY) but we Start having more problems once i confronted him for cheating on me so he text me i could stay un mx if i wanted and he... Read more »
If the baby was born in Mexico, you cannot be forced to move back to NY. You also do not have to come back to sign any divorce papers. You should speak with an attorney about the divorce or ask the judge who has your case in the supreme court to appoint an attorney to represent you on custody and...Read more »
Non custodial parent, original order was in 2016 when I was a seasonal employee. Rate was 75/week. Then switched jobs and for a higher salary but did not inform mother. I’m not in the child support system, I pay her directly. Will I be retroactively charged once she takes me
If there is no child support order at all (either from Family Court or through Divorce) you can not be obligated to pay any retroactive support, with the exception if the custodial parent is on public assistance. If there is an active order, retroactivity only goes to the filing date of a new...Read more »
The child was already registered at school with father's address due to the mother temporarily losing custody during Kindergarten registration. The mother now has custody rights again. Father purchased a home in the child's current school district. Mother lives with family in the same... Read more »
One of my children supposedly tested positive for methamphetamine but I was never charged or convicted for child abuse and neglect because it couldn't be proved that it was me the reason she tested positive but my kids are still in foster care. how is that. Things just don't make sense or... Read more »
Whoever files first as long as the state has jurisdiction has the case heard in that state (for divorce purposes). However, if the children were out of the state for 6 months or more before the divorce was filed then the state where the children resided for those 6 months has jurisdiction over...Read more »
I sent him uncontested paperwork because we were on the same page and made a custody agreement and was delivered on May 5th through USPS with a signature required. I asked him if he signed and returned the papers and he still has not sent back because... Read more »
If you are talking about an uncontested packet, then unfortunately there isn't much you can do except restart the process by having someone serve his personally with the papers. You are not allowed to serve papers and as such time does not start to run until he is served properly.
My ex-wife wants to have a family member who is 15 YO to babysit 3 kids (4, 8, 9 YO) who are currently doing remote learning and need constant supervision and help. Her plan is to have the 15 YO watch all 3 boys without any adult supervision for over 9-10 hours a day, 5 days a week, every other... Read more »
I currently have a temporary custody agreement with my ex-wife until we can finalize our divorce which give us both legal and joint custody. The “right of first refusal” is on our draft but not signed agreement. She is returning to work due to covid restrictions being lifted. She wants a 15... Read more »
My order states I cannot move more than 50 miles away. I'm looking for a better life with my family outside of the 50 miles. Once my son turns 18, am I free to go? Does it matter that my son has a disability?
Custody orders do expire at the age of 18. However, child support orders expire at 21. If you move so that the non-custodial parent can not visit with the child, the non-custodial could try to petition the court to terminate support. I am not saying it will be successful, but an argument can be...Read more »
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