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Louis Lawrence Sternberg

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  • How can I get separation papers sign when husband refusing to sign

    My husband and I have been separate for 8 months I have separation papers and he is refusing to sign them and I need them done because I'm trying to adopt my foster son and my husband knows all of this but still refuse to sign and I need a legal s...

    Louis’s Answer

    A separation agreement, by its nature, requires the consent and signature of both parties. If he is unwilling to cooperate, you may wish to consider pursuing a divorce.

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  • What does part 28 refer to in family court?

    What does part 28 refer to in family court?

    Louis’s Answer

    Each judge is referred to by the part number. Part 28 is a specific judge / courtroom in Central Islip Family Court.

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  • Do i still need to fill out the sheets for support if im going through support enforcement already. Or what to do

    Filing for divorce if going through child support already do i still fill out the support papers?

    Louis’s Answer

    The general rule is that you need to complete the child support worksheet. If you are going to continue a prior order of support or if your stipulation addresses child support then you do not need to complete the worksheet. Please understand that these requirements may vary from county to county to speak to the matrimonial clerk.

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  • Divorce

    Me and my exwife are divorced. Before divorce she left the house leaving the kid to me. My daughter was only 18months when she left. Now she is 3.5yrs old. Anyways my exwife does not want to meet my daughter for moitherday. What do i do about it. ...

    Louis’s Answer

    It seems that your stipulation grants the mother the right -- not the obligation -- to exercise parenting time on Mother's Day. If she doesn't want to do so, that's her problem. You have no obligation beyond making the children available to her.

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  • Can I modify the child support payments even if I'm remarried?

    I've been divorced for 3 years and have 2 children with my ex husband. 3 years has passed since our Child support agreement was entered on 3/19/13. Now I'm remarried and a stay at home mom since 2014.

    Louis’s Answer

    Your ability to modify the child support may depend on the terms of your divorce. Did you opt-out of the statute which allows for a modification of child support after the passage of 3 years? If you did not opt-out then you can bring a modification. If you did opt-out, see an attorney to discuss whether other grounds may exist.

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  • Who gets the phone number

    divorce

    Louis’s Answer

    The law does not address this issue but my guess would be that the telephone company would allow the account holder to keep the number.

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  • HOw can a custodial parent terminate a child support order in NYC?

    Want to terminate child support payments of my child's father.

    Louis’s Answer

    File a modification petition with your county family court.

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  • Can FAMILY court rule on the same matter AFTER a verdict has been reached and while this matter is pending appeal?

    I was found guilty of willful nonpayment of child support in family court in Staten Island NY, sentenced to 3 mos.civil confinement for contempt of court. I finished serving my time in Nov. 2015. I have appealed the matter and am waiting to be hea...

    Louis’s Answer

    Family court can hear the case because it is technically a different case from the one being appealed.

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  • Child support and boarding school

    i have full custody, no parenting time, no visitation, no contact w/ father for a few years, Restraining order also if that matters .. just now finally receiving cs. he's in arrears( a lot) . I'm looking into enrollment into boarding schools fo...

    Louis’s Answer

    Your question is not suited to be answered in a forum like this. I would strongly recommend you contact a local attorney. Are you looking to have the father pay for a portion of the costs? Why is the child being enrolled in a boarding school? Why hasn't the father seen the child? Numerous questions must be explored in some depth before a proper answer can be provided.

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