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  • At what age does child support end in Ny ?

    My son is 19 lives with his mother and he graduated high school last year and he doesn't work or and doesn't have intentions of going to college. Do I still have to pay child support for him until he is 21 ? He is able to work full time .

    Bruce’s Answer

    The basic answer is when the child reaches age 21. There can be issues in an agreement about support through college or conversely if the child is emancipated younger, say a 19 year old entering the military, the support would end then.

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  • If noncustodial parent is in arrears of his child sprt obligation is he entitled to $ to dollar credit from cust parent for clg?

    If non custodial parent is in the arrears for several years of his support obligation is he entitled to a dollar to dollar credit from custodial parent for college room and board? My point is if a father does not support his children all year and ...

    Bruce’s Answer

    He needs to first be paying the child support as set out in the divorce. If a petition is filed stating that he is in arrears he might present this as an argument but would probably not get credit.

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  • Am I legally married if we got submitted our paperwork then he got his divorce decree 7 months later?

    he then moved to another state and remarried again. Is my marriage legal when the decree is finalized or are we just not married at all? how do i go about fixing it so that i can get married?

    Bruce’s Answer

    Your question lacks some information, but here's my answer. If there was a final decree entered in the court in your divorce, then you are legally divorced. You should go to the court to get a copy of this decree which you will need to get a marriage license to marry again.

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  • Is there a time limit to file for divorce once paperwork has been signed?

    My husband has my signatures waiving anything that normally needs to be done to go through an uncontested divorce. He also has my most recent paystubs and copy of my W2 and taxes. He has had these in his possession for a few months and has not fi...

    Bruce’s Answer

    I agree, if you want something done now do it yourself. Get the paperwork from him and file it, just to get things moving.

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  • Is the Temporary Maintenance and Child Support Calculator the baseline for permanent divorce agreements in New York

    My wife and I will be starting mediation in the next few weeks. Based on everything I have read and from talking to people and attorneys involved in divorce proceedings It appears that the above item is the baseline agreement for divorces in NY....

    Bruce’s Answer

    This does seem like a good place to start. This is being said with no information regarding your financial situation,. Child support has a particular guideline that must be adhered to and the mediator should be well aware of this number.

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  • What kind of lawyer do i need to protect me from my contributions to assets in someone else's divorce?

    I payed for things that are now tied up in a divorce

    Bruce’s Answer

    If you just paid for things, you may have to deal with this on a personal level with the spouse you dealt with or their attorney. If you made a loan and have proof of it you could deal with a collections attorney. If you helped pay a mortgage and are on the deed, you would deal with a real estate attorney.

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  • I don't want my daughter to be in contact with her biological father, Can I prevent it ?

    so I moved to Saratoga county 5 yrs ago. My 9r olds father has made very far and few between requests to see her when I actually visit Syracuse. Now 5 yrs later he filed for visitation. 1- he has no job 2- he is currently living in a hom...

    Bruce’s Answer

    You need to consult with an attorney with all of your reasons that his petition should not be successful. Do keep in mind that the court does try to keep children in touch with their biological parents, but that can be supervised .

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  • Can we file a petition to lower child support because of 2nd family & Mother began working? and more...

    My husband has a child with his ex and at the time of the child support document (3 years ago in NY) she was not working. She has since gotten a job and makes a decent amount of money but has not notified the court. We have also gotten married and...

    Bruce’s Answer

    You need to speak with a support attorney about petitioning for this modification and also a modification of visitation. Also in the custody settlement was she allowed to move out of state with the child? That should be looked at.

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  • My husband refuses to sign a legal separation agreement that I provided him about two weeks ago.

    Can I file a Legal Separation Agreement with only my signature in NYS?

    Bruce’s Answer

    Yes, as stated, this agreement is only valid if both parties sign it and it is notarized. Apparently you do not have an agreement here and need to go back to negotiation.

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  • What's the best way to give the non-custodial parent the least amount of visitation rights? Brooklyn, NY

    The non-custodial parent doesn't have a relationship with the child. The child is scared of the father. The father has 3 temp. order of protections from the mother and two 5 yr. order of protections for physically hitting/chocking the mother. The ...

    Bruce’s Answer

    You should speak with a family attorney about petitioning the court to end is parental rights. At the very least petition the court for sole custody and supervised visitation.

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