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, …

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Easing COVID-19 Restrictions in New York State is Impacting the Family Courts

As COVID-19 restrictions are eased across the country and The Empire State, residents can expect positive impacts on the Family Courts. As you well know, severe backlogs and waiting periods have resulted from the long period of mandated court closures across New York. These setbacks have caused significant delays and other problems. Williamson, Clune & Stevens, family law attorneys in …

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Custody Concerns Remain a Top Priority in New York Family Courts

Child custody concerns have always been at the forefront of New York Family Court deliberations and rulings, but COVID-19 and the resulting restrictions have added a new layer of complexity that the courts are only beginning to uncover.