Tag: Support

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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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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Welcome Aboard!

Welcome to my blog. Here we will discuss domestic relations matters as they present themselves in upstate New York. Not that divorce or custody cases here are very different than those down state or in other states. But the law

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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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Imputing Income Based Upon Prior Employment And Earning Capacity

Under New York law, when determining child support a court is not bound by a party’s representation of their earnings and their income. Although the best indicator of a party’s earnings usually is their latest paystubs and their previous year’s

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