Can my ex-spouse see our children if he/she does not pay the court ordered child support?
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Civilized Divorce through Mediation
To reduce risk of later attack on the domestic partnership agreement, domestic partners should make fair and reasonable financial disclosures to each other prior to signing the agreement. Each partner should disclose to the...more
In the 2015 Pennsylvania Superior Court Decision, J.P.D v. W.E.D, the court affirmed the trial court's decision to double a father's child support payment because the majority of father's expenses were paid by father's second...more
This is the fourth installment of a seven-part series.
Florida law generally provides, when there is no premarital agreement, a marrying person’s right to alimony depends on the person’s need for alimony and the other...more
Steps to make the divorce process as painless as possible: 1. Speak with an Attorney First. Going through a divorce is not simply a legal matter. More often than not, there are complicated legal issues involved which are...more
1. Speak with an attorney first. Going through a divorce is not simply a legal matter. More often than not, complicated legal issues, separate and apart from just the dissolution of the marriage are implicated. It is a very...more
Robert Strickland and five other applicants sought to challenge the Federal Child Support Guidelines as unlawful. They argue that the Guidelines are not authorized by the Divorce Act. Unfortunately, this important issue,...more
Michelman and Robinson, LLP (M&R) has written to California State Senator Connie Leyva recommending amendment of SB 585. This bill would require insurers to divert claims payments to a new state child support program if the...more
A New Jersey paternity case involving twins made headlines this week educating millions on the importance of DNA tests in paternity actions. The State brought a child support action against the alleged father and when he...more
Knowing that his old high school friend Iman Dedbeet had just been taken to the cleaners by his ex-wife Goldilocks in a nasty divorce, Johnny Clueless decided to help Iman out by hiring him as his general sales manager at...more
- AC36342 - Budrawich v. Budrawich
Post-dissolution motion to modify child support denial was upheld by the Appellate Court due to lack of substantial change in circumstances, when ex-husband’s increased income was not...more
Krupinski v. Krupinski, 437 N.J. Super. 159 (App. Div. 2014). Before Judges Fuentes, Fasciale, and Haas. Opinion by Judge Fuentes, P.J.A.D.
Issue: Did the trial court err in denying Husband’s motion to...more
The more things change, the more they remain the same. As we enter a new year, New York’s Appellate Division faces the same and greater challenges: increasing caseloads, staff shortages, judicial vacancies, and legal disputes...more
When a divorce becomes final, a court issues rulings regarding spousal or child support, and child custody and visitation. These rulings are based on the circumstances of each spouse at the time of the divorce. However,...more
An Affidavit of Financial Information (“AFI”) is a court-approved form that is utilized in divorce cases for a number of purposes primarily where child support, spousal maintenance and/or attorney fees are at issue....more
In a recent New York case, Zaratzian v. Abadir, a former wife, filed a lawsuit against her former husband and his attorney alleging they violated the Wiretap Act and Stored Communications Act when she discovered that her...more
College costs have continued to climb at an alarming rate. A New Jersey Judge, however, has established parameters for how much a divorced parent is required to contribute to the cost of his or her child’s college education....more
Many recent high school graduates are enjoying their last weeks of summer before entering their next stage: college. For parents, the time may be bittersweet. There is excitement about a child embarking on the next stage of...more
In child custody cases where the parent awarded primary custody of the children has significantly greater resources than the non-custodial parent, can a court order the custodial parent to pay child support to the...more
The child support laws in Virginia are changing significantly, and clients should understand how this development impacts them. On July 1, 2014, the Virginia Child Support Guidelines will be revised, in some ways...more
Recently, Grammy Award winning rapper Clifford Harris—better known as T.I.—was back in court, but in a turn of events he wasn’t battling his usual criminal charges, instead, Mr. Harris appeared in family court to contest his...more
Who, What, Why . . .
Who does it apply to -
All Texas employers are required to respond to garnishment requests. ...more
Actively questioning both sides, the Justices of the Illinois Supreme Court seemed conflicted during the recent oral argument in In re Marriage of Turk. Turk poses a potentially important question of domestic relations law:...more
I am always amazed and a bit impressed by parents who, after a financially devastating divorce, want to find a way to pay for their child’s college education. In California, state mandated child support ends (except for...more
“Aren’t I done paying support once my kid turns 18?!” is common sentiment among many parents who are paying child support. A recent case that has been making waves in the news involves a New Jersey teenager who sued her...more
Last August, in Pennsylvania new Child Support Guidelines went into effect. High income families whose combined net monthly income exceeds $30,000 per month should be aware of how the changes in the new guidelines could...more
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