How Does a Judge Determine Child Support?

In New York, how does a judge determine child support?

Child support is money that is typically paid from the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent (or, the parent with whom the child lives most of the time) to cover the expenses of caring for the child or children. This can include health insurance and medical/dental costs, education costs, food, clothing and other necessities, and even childcare if the custodial …

Why Men Should Educate Themselves About Family Law

Why Men Should Educate Themselves About Family Law

You may be familiar with the phrase, “Ignorance of the law is no excuse” from popular legal shows on television. This phrase basically means that you cannot claim “I didn’t know that was illegal” as an adequate defense when charged with a crime. But, for the purposes of this article, Williamson, Clune & Stevens, a family law firm in Ithaca, …

Approaching Child Custody Issues Without Acrimony

Approaching Child Custody Issues Without Acrimony

Perhaps no other subject can be quite as troublesome as determining custody of a child or children during a divorce. The child or children in question are flesh and blood, descendants of both parents and loved without question. Regardless of the disagreements between parents, both parties want the absolute best for their children. The problem arises when both parties disagree …