Mario J. DeRossi is a civil litigation attorney practicing in both the federal and state courts of New York. His practice concentrates in the area of Family Law, including, divorce; child custody; and child support; property division; division of...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Family, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation
AV Preeminent Rated and selected to Super Lawyers for 3 straight years, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Probate, Divorce & Separation, Bankruptcy & Debt, Land Use & Zoning
Compromise does not necessarily equate to surrender. All too frequently, I have to remind clients that compromising on an issue means giving in a little on some issues to gain a little on others. The negotiation process is a dance of give and ta...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Domestic Violence, Mediation
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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.