I choose to become a lawyer to do Social Justice and try to make this world a better... more
I choose to become a lawyer to do Social Justice and try to make this world a better place. I grew up as with a Hippie mentality of peace, brotherhood and equality and have continually strived to make a positive contribution to mankind. Every individual is entitled to the same level of respect, kindnessand empathy. I will treat all my clients and collegues just that way. I initially was in the ... view profile
Lauren Hunt is an Associate Attorney at Young/Sommer where she concentrates her... more
Lauren Hunt is an Associate Attorney at Young/Sommer where she concentrates her practice in the areas of Adoption Law, Family Law and Matrimonial Law. She is a 2009 graduate of Albany Law School and is admitted to practice in New York State. While at Albany Law, Ms. Hunt served as a law intern with The Legal Project (an organization which provides representation to victims of domestic viole... view profile
If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. If you believe you are not the father of a child and want to contest a child support claim, a child support lawyer can also help you determine paternity. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation and protect against paternity fraud.