Category: Support

Child Support: Inheritance as Income

In New York a court must consider all of a parent’s resources in determining an appropriate amount of child support.  So an inheritance or a gift can be counted as income or as a resource available for purposes of calculating

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Child Support: Proving Cash Income

In some support cases or divorces we encounter a situation where a party is self-employed or has cash income and they fail to report all of their income on their income tax returns.  In these cases it is a real

Preparing a Financial Disclosure Statement

When you prepare a financial disclosure statement for court you need to be very careful.  On a Financial Disclosure Affidavit for Family Court or a Statement of Net Worth for a divorce action accuracy is very important.  You can hurt

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Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Pre-nuptial agreements are not just for the rich and famous. Today more people are marrying for the first time at an older age. There are more second and third marriages because of high divorce rates and longer life expectancies. For

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Imputing Income Based Upon Gifts

According to New York law, a Court has the discretion to impute income to a parent where the parent received money, goods or services from a relative or friend. For example, a Court may impute income to a party based

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Being Laid Off and Out of Work is Not Enough to Get Your Child Support Reduced

As the recession drags on and the employment picture continues to be dim, there is a sad pattern that is playing out before the Support Magistrates in New York State. Many unemployed parents who are charged with paying child support

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