My ex wife recently withdrew her petition for relocation in which an atty for my son was appointed and a retainer was set. I am a pro se defendant and wanted to know am I still responsible for paying my share of the retainer or can I request his m...
You can make a motion to re-allocate the fees.See question
Living in a homeless shelter will have an impact on a custody case but it will not prevent you from getting custody.See question
I am involved in a child custody case. In september we go to trial to determine custody. Right now my daughter lives with me. We left her father because of domestic violence issues. It will be a year that I have had her once we go to trial. I have...
If there is no settlement, the judge will have a trial and determine custody based on the "best interests of the child."See question
My child father pays 74$ per week for child support. After the amount of 74$ per week was set by the court I started paying child care for my son which is 150$ per week. My child father now calls me telling me he wants the payments to be lowered b...
In addition to the basic child support obligation of $74 per week, the order should also have a daycare "add-on." Review your order to see if such a component exists.
If the father's income has decreased, he may be able to seek a modification of the order but you will still be entitled have the daycare paid on a pro-rata basis.See question
My son will be turning 18 this summer and will be attending college in the fall. I currently receive support from his father who lives in Maryland. Maryland law states that the support will cease on my son's 18th birthday but according to NY law i...
In New York State, child support continues until the child reaches age 21 unless there is an order directing otherwise.See question
I'm currently going to court over a custody dispute and my daughter has been going to therapy for about a year now.
Therapists are often used in custody trials.See question
We have been trying to work things out although we had no real problems before this. Mid life crisis perhaps my husband denied any kind of an affair over and over I recently found discusting sexting pictures of him on an email and started a fold...
In New York, his adultery will not have any effect on the property distribution or support claims. You have grounds for divorce, regardless of the affair, based on "irretrievable breakdown" of the marital relationship (New York's no fault divorce).
The process be as quick as a few months or it may require lengthy litigation. A full analysis of the case is required in order to understand all of the issues.See question
I don't have money like my x husband does, so he wants the divorce shouldn't he pay for the whole thing ? My income is too high for a free one but I can't pay thousands for a divorce.
Consult a local attorney about the divorce and discuss the financial situation. The attorney may make a motion to have your husband pay your counsel fees but you will likely be required to pay some money to start to representation.See question
If the custodial parent is making all the decisions about add-on costs w/o consulting the non custodial at all is the non custodial still required to pay a portion of those costs?
Many stipulations will provide a cap on such add-on costs. Even if the order / stipulation doesn't provide limitations, the costs and the services must be reasonable.See question
No will or in trust for
Assuming it is a traditional bank account, then you (as his wife) would be entitled to it.See question