How Do I Collect Current or Overdue Child Support?
Long Island parents on are required by law to support their children. Unfortunately, some custodial parents are frustrated by the fact that they have not been able to receive Child Support from the noncustodial parent. In many Long Island Family Court cases, the services of the Child Support Enforcement Bureau (CSEB) then become necessary. However, there are many parents who do not know of the CSEB, or, do not know why they are an important part of many Family Court cases. (more…)
For parents, children displaying disobedient behavior is normal. However, for some parents, that disobedience in their children can reach a level that necessitates State involvement.
What is a Person in Need of Supervision?
In New York a child under the age of 18 can be considered a Person in Need of Supervision (PINS) if they:
In many child custody cases on Long Island, either parent may request, or the court, upon its own initiative, may appoint an Attorney for the Child(ren). This person is commonly referred to as an AFC, or even a law guardian (which is the former name for such an attorney). Many parents are unsure of the role of such an attorney and how this new player may change the game.
What is the Role of an AFC? (more…)
Long Island Child Support Agreements have been trending toward inclusion of college tuition and expenses. For many Long Islanders, college can figure greatly into child support agreements. Many parents want to ensure that their children’s education is provided for, regardless of the relationship between the parents.
Basic Child Support Calculations for Long Island (more…)
Raise the Age Legislation in New York
On April 10, 2017, Governor Cuomo signed into law “Raise the Age” legislation, which raises the presumptive age of juvenile accountability. What this means is that, where in the past 16 year olds were tried as adults in criminal court, 16 and 17 year olds will now be treated as juveniles. 16 year olds will begin to be treated as juveniles in October of this year, and 17 year olds will follow suit one year later. Until Governor Cuomo signed Raise the Age into law, New York was one of two states (North Carolina being the other hold-out) to treat 16 and 17 year olds as adults in the criminal justice system.
Adolescent Offenders for 16 & 17 Year Olds (more…)
As experienced Long Island divorce attorneys, we often see how Uncontested divorces become highly Contested divorces over the same issues. These issues often become so heated that they often seem insurmountable obstacles to obtaining your Final Judgment of Divorce. Below are some of the most common issues that cause parties the most stress.
Child Support, Child Custody & Visitation (more…)