I have two boys 11 and 13 years old. I was divorced in 2012. Up until December 26th of 2013 my ex wife had physical custody but due to her bad behavior concerning her drug dealing boyfriend I was awarded custody from then until now. He is serving ...
The answer to your question depends on the provisions in your custody agreement. You should consult with an attorney who handles child custody cases.See question
Hello, I am based in New York State. I am receiving child support from my former spouse for my two children. However, my son is turning 21 this year. I am wondering if I will still be eligible for child support for my son, if he is a full time col...
No, the court cannot order either parent to pay child support for a child that is over the age of 21.See question
My daughter is not cooperating with the court arranged custody paper concerning our joint custody of her 7 year old son. How do I bring this issue to the court attention She defiantly keeps him on days I supposed to have him. This have been going ...
You should keep detailed records of the dates and times when she has violated the court order, then file a violation petition in family court. You may also want to file a modification petition.See question
Contested divorce. I believe that HIPPA info is strictly confidential and I don't want to sign it. Should I inquire about a specific medical condition i might have the Plaintiff is concerned about? Please advise. Thank you
You should discuss this with your attorney and follow his or her advice. Depending upon the issues in your case, your spouse may be entitled to this information. For example, your health would be an issue in your case if you are making a request for spousal maintenance based upon your inability to work due to a medical condition or if there is a contested custody case.See question
Should it be notorized? We both agreed to sign it after a incident. Thank you!
I have seen pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements that contained certain provisions about what would happen in the event of infidelity. I believe it can be enforceable if properly drafted. A contract that you draw up yourself will probably not suffice. I recommend that you hire an attorney to draw up such an agreement.See question
I would like to file for child support but baby dad never sign a birth certificate so I know I have to file for paternity 1st off I have no income and my child's father is very wealthy I can't afford a attorney so who would be responsible to pay t...
You should petition as soon as possible because the court cannot order child support until you petition for support. You may be able to file the paternity and support petitions simultaneously to preserve your rights. You should not have to pay for the DNA test. I believe the state or county pays for it and if the respondent is determined to be the father, he is required to reimburse the costs.See question
I am moving out because of his behavior. Can I file case in Buffalo NY against him? He lives in El Paso TX
Whether you can file in New York State depends upon a number of factors. You should consult with an attorney to learn more about your rights and obligations as well as which state will have jurisdiction.See question
I believe my ex husband is neglecting our children (age 8 and 9). I have custody and he has visitation. He owns his own business and never spends time with them when he has them. He is always in a different part of the house doing his work. He...
You will probably need to file a petition to modify his access. You should consult with an attorney to discuss these incidents and explore your options.See question
I am asking for joint legal and sole physical custody of our two children. One is an older teen and one is under 12. They have a court appointed attorney. My work schedule as an elementary teacher is the same as their school year schedules. My ...
You have presented a number of facts that support your request for custody, but it is impossible to assess the odds of success without knowing the arguments made by the father or the wishes of the children. Additionally, you did not indicate any reason that you should have sole physical custody. Even if you were to receive sole custody, the children will likely have access with their father on alternate weekends, at least one evening during the week, extra time during the summer and other school recesses, and one-half the holidays.See question
We wish to work out our own financial agreement before we speak to attorneys to file. Example; Can we still file married joint if we want to. Also, how would one person moving out of state affect taxes.
You may want to consider mediation. In the alternative, one of you could retain a lawyer to prepare a written agreement that reflects the terms of your settlement. This will be less expensive than both of you retaining counsel.See question