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Keep the Best Interest of the Child First

While a divorce is difficult for both spouses, it is even more difficult for children to endure. Even if children are not showing signs of emotion, it is likely that he or she is still experiencing hardship. Some children cope with anger by withdrawing themselves from activities or family, while others may exhibit outward emotions. […]

You Didn’t Pay Child Support, Can the Other Parent Refuse to Allow Visitation?

The court system views child support obligations and child custody orders as two distinct and separate issues. Child support is generally ordered to a non-custodial parent to help support the child’s custodial parent in order for the child to be able to receive necessary care. Whereas, child custody orders are typically not withheld from either […]

Joint Custody and Child Support

Calculating child support can be a confusing and overwhelming process, especially if you are going through a child custody battle. One of the most common myths believed when calculating how much you may need to pay for child support is believing that if you have joint custody of your child, you don’t have […]

Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act

Parental kidnapping is essentially when one parent relocates their child without the consent of the other parent. According to the United States Department of State, there are over 200 child abductions each year due to one parent trying to avoid, override or modify a current custody agreement. Parental kidnapping in New York is […]

Co-Parenting and Extracurricular Activities

Today, most children are involved in a sport or other recreational activity. However, extracurricular activities such as sports, tutoring, music lessons, and art classes, among others, may be complicated to manage when co-parenting. It’s important to come up with and stick to a co-parenting plan.

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What is Supervised Visitation?

Visitation is the legal right granted to a non-custodial parent to spend time with their child. Visitation allows the non-custodial parent to be involved in the child’s life on a consistent and regular basis. In certain situations, the court may decide to give a non-custodial parent supervised visitation rights.

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Nesting In Divorce And Child Custody

Oftentimes, divorces are more difficult and complicated when children are involved. With much distruption to daily life and becoming newly accustomed to living arrangements, many children are left emotionally scarred.

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New York Criminal Juvenile Delinquency Law

In New York, when an individual is between 7 and 16 years old, and commits an act that would be considered a crime if perpetrated by an adult, then juvenile delinquency law comes into play. The young individual must be found to require supervision, treatment, or detention. Once that is determined, the individual is termed […]

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