Original Child Support Order was put into place 6 years ago. The Child Support has never been modified. In 2021 there was a MOD in the way the CHILD CARE (completely separate from Child support) was to be paid. Went from a personal check to Zelle. The amount wasn't even changed. Fast forward... Read more »
answered on Mar 23, 2023
The law is 3 years OR 15%, not both. If there is a 15% increase in the non custodial parent's income, then you are entitled to an increase. Also, it depends on the wording of the last order. If the Magistrate recalculated the child support , then that is the starting date. But if the... Read more »
My girlfriend and (soon to be ex) wife have engaged in physical altercations, she is not allowed on the property anymore for trying to run gf over and running car through her house, she is always trying to find an excuse to get out and hang around and be close to me and talk to me, she was given... Read more »
answered on Mar 21, 2023
A judge does not have jurisdiction over a school to enter an order to compel a bus driver to drop off a child to a parent. However, if the school has such a service, the asker is free to avail himself of that service consistent with the demands of the other parent. This certainly does not help the... Read more »
If it is kept secret from the public, is it so all over New York? Thank you.
answered on Mar 19, 2023
Access to court records and proceedings is often subject to specific state laws and regulations. Some states may require disclosure of GALs' roster lists to the public, while others may not.
To find information specific to your location and circumstances, I suggest consulting a... Read more »
answered on Mar 19, 2023
If you have sole physical custody of your child, you may be able to relocate internationally with your child depending on the terms of your joint legal custody agreement and the laws of your state.
In general, relocation with a child may require court approval or agreement from the other... Read more »
I’ve been in the process of divorcing my husband for almost 10 months now. It is uncontested, he has signed the paper he was served, got it notarized, and sent it to my lawyer over a month ago, our child support was taken care of in family court, we have no assets to split, I’m not taking him... Read more »
answered on Mar 19, 2023
First you said your husband sigbed papers. Were these a Stipulation of Settlement? There are many papers that have to be prepared and signed by the parties. Then you said you made changes and signed. Did you do so after your husband signed those papers? If so your husband needs to approve that... Read more »
answered on Mar 12, 2023
No, it would be a conflict of interest for the same lawyer to represent all of you.
answered on Mar 8, 2023
Being listed on the birth certificate isn't enough. You need to have an acknowledgement of paternity to be the "legal" father or a court order. If there is an acknowledgment all you need to do is file a petition for visitation in Family Court. If there is no acknowledgement, you... Read more »
The child is now six and father has not seen her in a year. Why does the court not recognize this deadbeat who is sleeping on his mother's floor in her one-room apartment? He was arrested for breaking someone's nose the night before he was to appear in court. What proof is needed to... Read more »
answered on Mar 7, 2023
Unfortunatley, the law says it is in the child's best interests to have visitation with the non-custodial parent. However, what type of visitation and how often is left to the judge after a hearing. You should meet with an attorney to go over all of the facts of the matter. If you cannot... Read more »
I've been supporting my child and paying far more than my support obligation. But I haven't been paying it through the state as required in the order because my ex-wife won't pay for anything. So I pay for school, camps, sports, all of that. Now I have an arrearage and my ex wants me... Read more »
answered on Mar 7, 2023
Unfortunately, the answer is yes you can be put in jail. You failed to follow the order and thus you disobeyed the court. There is law that says since you didn't pay per the order, anything you did pay was a gift. I strongly urge you to get an attorney to represent you on this matter.
My wife and I are going through a custody battle and have had no issues during our exchanges although once in a while she will claim that I bother her during some of the exchanges. I don't do that but shes asking for a five year order of protection I believe to use to intimidate me or control... Read more »
answered on Mar 6, 2023
Unless there is a violation petition that has been filed, the case cannot be reopened because she now wants a 5 year order. In addition, certain requirements have to be met for a 5 year order to be granted.
My wife wants to reopen our family offense petitions so that she can ask for a five year order of protection. My wife has been very dishonest I fear she will try and use this as a tool against me in the future.
the judge doesn't believe based on the evidence up to this point she can... Read more »
answered on Mar 6, 2023
Your wife would need very specific reasons to reopen a closed matter. Based upon what you are saying you should refuse to agree to reopen the matter and you cannot be forced to do so.
answered on Mar 2, 2023
Form 6-2 is the Petition for Appointment of Guardian for a Minor. In New York State, this form is used to initiate a legal proceeding to have a guardian appointed for a child who is under the age of 18 and not emancipated.
The process for filing a petition for guardianship varies depending... Read more »
was never married.
answered on Mar 1, 2023
It depends. If you are depriving the other parent of parenting time then no, you can not. Relocation should not be done without court approval. If you do and the father files a writ of habeas corpus you will be forced to come back to NY and could even lose custody. See a lawyer before doing... Read more »
I don’t need the child support. He has other kids to take care of. If he signs his rights over would the payments stop or will New York continue to take the payments?
answered on Feb 28, 2023
(This is for NY) First of all, you should know he cannot sign over his "rights". The only way for his rights to be terminated is a Neglect petition being filed by DSS or he consents to an adoption. Until his rights are terminated, he has to pay child support. The only way to stop... Read more »
I need a protective order and divorce help please
answered on Feb 26, 2023
If you are in immediate danger call 911
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 800-799-7233
Safe Horizon contact is 1-800-621-HOPE (4673)
There is also Freedom House (domestic violence shelter for victims of domestic violence and their families)
212-400-6470... Read more »
Several calls were made from a child's mother, another family member and mandated reporters concerning the welfare of the child. The judge forbade anymore calls at the court date following the incident.
If another incident (child abuse/neglect - reported from the child) legitimately... Read more »
answered on Feb 23, 2023
If a judge deems the calls unwarranted and an abuse, the judge can order them to cease.
Support stopped on his bday the day before being admitted to Memorial Sloan Kettering.
answered on Feb 16, 2023
There is a sweeping change to New York's child support law, but it applies to mental disabilities and only extends the age out to twenty six (26).
The new law amends the domestic relations law and the family court act to allow custodial parents or caregivers of children with... Read more »
I got my dog from my aunt and uncle. He's my responsibility from training to vet visits, so on and so forth. My sister doesn't think I'm doing enough to train him, and has made it a point that she wants to get rid of him. We both live in my parents' house, and we both pay to... Read more »
answered on Feb 14, 2023
Before turning this into a legal case, speak to your parents, who I am sure will resolve this in little time.
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