Do I Have To Pay For My Child’s Private School?

There are a lot of issues that can be contested by couples going through a divorce during the legal process. Issues such as what assets will be assigned to a particular party and custody of the children are at stake. In many cases the more complex the assets the more...

WILL I STILL PAY CHILD SUPPORT IF MY CHILD RECEIVES SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS ON MY ACCOUNT?

Some divorce clients who are also disabled have minor children who receive social security benefits on their account. These clients often question whether their children’s receipt of benefits on their account will suffice as child support. Under the current...

DOES MY SPOUSE GET CREDIT ON THE CHILD SUPPORT WORKSHEET FOR USING A NANNY OR BABYSITTER?

Clients often contact our firm with questions of whether the use of a nanny or babysitter must be taken into consideration when calculating child support. Some clients are concerned that their spouses are attempting to receive credit for free child care and/or child...

MY SPOUSE DOESN’T WORK. WILL THE COURT JUST IMPUTE MY SPOUSE’S INCOME AS MINIMUM WAGE?

In divorce cases involving child support, the issue can arise of the amount of income that should be attributed to a spouse who is unemployed and cannot otherwise produce reliable evidence of income such as pay stubs or tax returns from previous years. Prior to July...

MY SPOUSE SERVED ME WITH DIVORCE PAPERS, BUT I DON’T WANT TO BE DIVORCED. CAN I JUST NOT RESPOND?

Several clients contact our firm daily to express their frustration that they’ve been served with divorce documents by their spouse, but they’re not yet ready for the marriage to end. These clients often wonder if they can stall the divorce process by not...

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY SPOUSE VIOLATES THE COURT’S STANDING ORDER?

During the divorce process, some clients find themselves in the unfortunate situation of their spouse having violated the court’s domestic relations standing order. The domestic relations standing order is an order of the court that dictates various guidelines...