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Can Divorcing Families Afford The “Sporting Life?”

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The September 7 issue of TIME Magazine features our obsession with childhood sports. The statistics tell the story. In 2005, school age children played sports at a combined cost of about $8 billion per annum. Today that...more

New Child Support Guidelines Effective September 15, 2017

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

New child support guidelines have been issued by Chief Justice Paula Carey, which go into effect on September 15, 2017. The new guidelines apply to all child support orders issued after that date. Substantive changes from...more

What are my Custodial Rights and Financial Responsibilities Toward my Eighteen Year Old Child?

In a few short weeks, many children will be graduating from high school and will embark upon the next chapter of their lives. Whether that choice includes college, trade school, or the work force, as a divorced parent, how...more

Two Sides To The House Of Usher: Useful Tools for Child Support Advocacy

by McManis Faulkner on

Sometimes even a 60 percent drop in income isn’t enough. In In re Marriage of Usher (2016) 6 Cal.App.5th 347, the Second District Court of Appeal held that the reduced monthly income of Kinka Usher (“Kinka”) from...more

Taxes and Divorce

Divorce is tough. Even amicable divorces are financially and emotionally draining. The last thing you need is to have tax problems pop up as a result of divorce proceedings. To avoid such problems here’s a list of some top...more

Why Having A “Gifted” Child In NJ May Cost You More Child Support

by Cozen O'Connor on

The benefits of enrolling children in extracurricular activities are endless. Not only do they learn how to play a sport or musical instrument, but also soft skills and valuable life lessons, such as teamwork, the importance...more

Can a Judge Force You to Pay Your Child's Private School Tuition?

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

In North Carolina, a court considering a parent's child support obligation initially consults the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines (the "Guidelines"). The Guidelines contain an objective formula that sets child...more

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Supreme Court Advance Release Opinions: SC19233, SC19234 - State v. Wright - SC19233, SC19234 Concurrence - State v. Wright - SC19382 - State v. Anthony D. - SC19382 Dissent - State v. Anthony D....more

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Supreme Court Advance Release Opinions: SC19384 - State v. Carter - SC19282 - State v. Peeler - Appellate Court Advance Release Opinions: AC37262 - Dumbauld v. Dumbauld - AC37262 Concurrence -...more

Court Does Not Reduce Child Support Due To Parent’s Student Loan Payments

In a January 2016 Pennsylvania Superior Court non-precedential decision, J.B v. B.B., the court held that father was not entitled to a reduction of his $1,500 per month child support payment even though father was paying...more

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Supreme Court Advance Release Opinions: SC19376 - MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. v. Malloy - Electronic Mortgage Recording Systems, of which currently MERS is the only real player, account for 65% of all CT residential...more

Do I have to pay for my Child’s Car Insurance?

Many divorcing or divorced parents ask whether they will have to pay for the cost of their child’s car insurance once their child reaches driving age. This is always a difficult question to answer because New Jersey law does...more

To Bifurcate, or Not to Bifurcate: That is the Divorce Question

by Lewitt Hackman on

Some divorcing couples may want their divorce resolved as quickly as possible. In California, the legal minimum time requirement that a dissolution can be entered is six months from the date of service of the Petition to the...more

Divorce and Lottery Winnings: What Are the Chances?

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

As people scramble to purchase Powerball tickets for a chance (however small) at the 1.3 billion dollar jackpot, the largest in U.S. history, I couldn’t help but think about the practical considerations that come into play...more

Modifiability of Written Child Support Agreement

by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC on

When parties are divorced, they often detail the economic terms in a written agreement called a marital settlement agreement or a postnuptial agreement. These marital settlement agreement may contain a provision regarding...more

When The Wealthy Divorce, They Regularly Engage Forensic Accountants

Forbes Magazine published an article on “When The Wealthy Divorce, They Regularly Engage Forensic Accountants” this week. Couples with a large amount wealth and substantial assets to be divided do often require the services...more

Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies Boundaries Between Provincial and Federal Courts

by Bennett Jones LLP on

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

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

- 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

Appellate Division Review - Business Judgment Rule, Privilege, Child Support, Animal Rights

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

Modifications to Orders – Not All Family Law Decisions Are Set in Stone

by Lewitt Hackman on

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

What Is An Affidavit Of Financial Information And Why Does It Matter?

by Jaburg Wilk on

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

Child Support: Will I Really Have to Pay for My Child’s College?

“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

Can my ex-spouse see our children if he/she does not pay the court ordered child support?

by Jaburg Wilk on

Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk's family law and criminal defense attorney Jason B. Castle talks about why a person has to allow their ex-husband or ex-wife to see the children even though they are not paying child...more

Doctrine of Paternity by Estoppel and Child Custody

The doctrine of paternity by estoppel is most often applied in child support cases to either preclude a man who has held the child out as his own from avoiding support of the child after his relationship with the child's...more

What is spousal maintenance and how is it determined in Arizona?

by Jaburg Wilk on

Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk's Board Certified Family Law Specialist Mitchell Reichman discusses what Spousal Maintenance is and how it is determined in Arizona. He also describes the time frame associated with...more

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