While the state takes proactive steps to collect child support, when a spouse is self-employed, it isn’t as easy as issuing a withholding order to their company’s HR department. When your former spouse operates as a sole proprietorship or similar small business entity and chooses not to pay … [Read more...] about How Can I Enforce Child Support For A Self-Employed Ex-Spouse?
Except in very narrow circumstances, New York courts will require that you continue your relationship as a parent to a child you’ve been raising, including the payment of child support if you are not the custodial parent. This policy causes enormous headaches for many men who have raised … [Read more...] about Do I Have To Pay Child Support Even If Our Child Isn’t Biologically Mine?
After a divorce, a lot of people are unfortunately still very angry and hurt, and often take out their feelings with delaying tactics like late payments, missed visitations, and other obstructive games. For most people, it passes as the new routine establishes itself, but in some cases, these … [Read more...] about What Do I Do When My Ex-Spouse Is Consistently Late With Support?
Yes, a large change in income as a result of a layoff is a circumstance that New York Family Court considers cause for a modification. Whether you’re paying a percentage as child support or a fixed monthly payment in spousal maintenance following a divorce, losing your job can quickly wipe out … [Read more...] about Can You Help Me Modify A Support Agreement If I’ve Been Laid Off?
If you’ve experienced a significant life change like a job loss or a serious illness and can no longer afford the child or spousal support obligations you’ve agreed to, you have to notify the court. Child support is calculated as a percentage of your income, while spousal support is often a more … [Read more...] about What Do I Do About Support When I’ve Lost My Job?
Child support is a very serious obligation that the non-custodial parent is required to abide by. If your former spouse is avoiding making child support payments for any reason, it’s important that you let the court know. There are steps the court can take to enforce support obligations, … [Read more...] about How Do I Make My Spouse Pay Child Support?