Blog Posts in June, 2012

  • Child support: What it costs to raise a New York child

    || 27-Jun-2012

    New York couples don't typically reach for the calculator the moment they decide they want to start a family. For most, the costs that are associated with raising a child are a price they are willing to pay for that delicate bundle of joy. However, when parents get divorced, those costs are quickly considered because child support is calculated based on how much it costs to raise a child as ...
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  • New York says no to visitation if parental rights terminated

    || 20-Jun-2012

    A recent ruling by New York's highest court ends years of dueling legal precedents concerning visitation rights for parents who no longer have legal custody or any parental rights in regard to their children. In its decision, the New York Court of Appeals determined that family courts do not have authority to grant visitation rights to parents whose parental rights have been legitimately ...
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  • Can New York parents with child custody kidnap their children?

    || 16-Jun-2012

    New York's Court of Appeals made a divided decision on June 1 that custodial parents can be convicted of kidnapping their children in limited situations. The judge writing for the majority specified that this was possible in cases where the defendant acts in a clear and unjustifiably dangerous manner toward the child. Parents in Poughkeepsie and across New York who do not have child custody ...
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  • Zuckerberg wedding timing may prove advantageous in divorce

    || 8-Jun-2012

    Weddings are always meant to be happy occasions. Most people in New York don't enter into marriage thinking it will end in a divorce that could result in a protracted fight over property and assets division. For those who do think ahead, though, there are prenuptial agreements. Then again, there can also be protection in the timing of the event. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, recently wed ...
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