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  • Beyond Basic Child Support: What Are Add-Ons
    Beyond Basic Child Support: What Are Add-Ons

    New York State law has a formula for the determination of "basic child support". The formula is generally applied to income from all sources up to and often beyond the "cap" set forth in the formula. ...

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  • Why Do I Have To Go To Family Court To See My Child
    Why Do I Have To Go To Family Court To See My Child

    My client asked the Family Court Judge why did he have to go to court, “I just want to see my child”. Those words were spoken right after a parenting agreement providing for joint custody , primary ...

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  • Downward Modification Of Child Support: What Does It Take
    Downward Modification Of Child Support: What Does It Take

    Either party has the right every three years or if their income has changed by more than 15% to seek a modification of child support up or down unless there is an agreement waiving the right to do so. ...

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  • Why Are Some Cases Brought By Order To Show Cause
    Why Are Some Cases Brought By Order To Show Cause

    Once a divorce case has been or is being filed almost any type of judicial relief can be sought by Order To Show Cause (OSC), however sometimes the request must be done by Order To Show Cause and ...

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  • Babysitting For Sibling; How Old To Be Left Alone
    Babysitting For Sibling; How Old To Be Left Alone

    Two common questions are at what age can one child watch a younger sibling and also at what age can my child be left alone. In New York the answer is a very clear non-answer..."it depends". Parents ...

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  • What To Do When Child Refuses Visitation
    What To Do When Child Refuses Visitation

    When your child refuses to visit or speak with the other parent, this is a major problem with or without an existing court order. If there is a court order one parent is threatening to bring a ...

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