I am divorced custodial parent and my daughter doesn't want to see her father.
It's not automatic that a Judge would suspend visitation, but certainly at that age the Judge would strongly consider her preferences. That said, if her refusal to visit is deemed unjustified, the Court may find that you have forfeited your right to collect child support. Schedule a consult with a Bronx Family Law attorney for a full assessment.See question
My children's mother has a case against her allegedly for neglect. I wasn't on my sons birth certificate. Now that I want my son,out of the hands of this agency, they are making a case against me.
You would not have a basis to sue ACS or its caseworkers unless they have maliciously prosecuted you AND you win a dismissal of the charges in Family Court. Even then, the caseworkers have qualified immunity, so there would have to be alot more in order to prevail. Call a Bronx Family Law attorney for more info.See question
I have left the house to take care my parents in another country. I want to file for a divorce, but my wife would not communicate with me.
Generally an uncontested divorce in Westchester lasts 3-6 months. Attorneys fees vary widely based on a number of factors (including experience), so expect to spend anywhere from several hundred to several thousands dollars. Call a Westchester Uncontested Divorce attorney to schedule a consult for a full assessment.See question
I was served divorce papers on Dec 14, 2016. He filed it on Nov 18, 2016. On Dec. 18,2016 he posted pictures of his wedding.
Assuming you were served in NY, then you have up to 20 days to serve and file an Answer. If you were served outside of NY, then you have 30 days. Schedule a consult with a Bronx Uncontested Divorce attorney for a full assessment.See question
I am considering a divorce and my husband said he will contest to half of everything i have. He never made any contributions to any of my accounts and all my accounts are not joint or comingled at any point. Would he be able to get his hands on my...
Generally all marital assets are divisible including bank accounts - and this is irrespective of whose name the asset (or account) is in. That said, if some of the funds were deposited after you physically separated, you can make an equity argument that he should only be entitled to half of the assets which accrued while you were still together. Schedule a consult with a Westchester Divorce attorney for a full assessment.See question
My daughter is owed over $31,000 in back child support and the father asked me to drop the order by settling for 10,000 and 5 lump sum payments not equaled to what is owed. He has only made 5 payment not equal to the amount issued via the court...
He appears to be playing games - if her has $10,000, he should use it to pay down the arrears anyway. The Court can ultimately send him to jail for failing to pay child support - all the more so if the Court finds out he's trying to extort an agreement out of you. Schedule a consult with a White Plains Child Support attorney for more info.See question
My ex and I share legal and physical custody of our child with her having last say in important decision making and also has primary physical custody. She has always acted as if she has sole legal custody and never consult with me when it comes to...
You should not tolerate this conduct NOW. You should immediately write her a "default notice letter" drawing her attention to her apparent violations of your agreement & ask that she rectify same (by giving you the holiday time - or making it up, and including you on decisions). If she then violates again after sending said letter, your violation case is even better yet. Schedule a consult with a Bronx Child Custody attorney for a full assessment.See question
Hi I have a 20 year old daughter I pay child support to but she has dropped out off school and dosent lives with her mom only on weekends weak days with a friend and she works full time does that falls in emancipation law?
If the child works full-time, she is arguably self-supporting. One reason a child may be "emancipated" is if s/he becomes self-supporting. Schedule a consult with a Bronx Child Support attorney for a full assessment.See question
One day I went to the hospital and I took my son with me and since I didn't have my cell phone my son was taken into ACS because I didn't have a way to reach to someone to come get my son in the hospital. I was diagnosed with schizophrenia and ACS...
You would likely need a report from your current therapist opining that you've made sufficient progress in treatment to allow you to re-gain custody of your child. The burden is ultimately on you to prove the change of circumstances. Schedule a consult with a Bronx Child Custody attorney for a full assessment.See question
I believe he violated the order and I need to know how to address it. Also I want to get an order of protection b/c he is backed to threatening my life and sending threatening text msgs. He calls my phone demanding to speak with our daughter whe...
If he's threatening to hurt you, then file a petition for an order of protection with the Family Court. If you believe he violated any order, you may file a violation petition - that said, records of "school concerts" would likely be encompassed by "educational records." Schedule a consult with a Bronx Domestic Violence attorney for a full assessment.See question