Blog Posts in September, 2018

  • Child Support Enforcement in New York City

    Like many states, New York has strict laws regarding child support payments. All child support negotiations and determinations must be completed before a divorce can be finalized. Because the court makes its final decision based on the “best interests of the child,” a noncustodial parent may end up with monthly payments they don’t agree with. However, this doesn’t mean that a parent is allowed to ...
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  • Requesting Temporary Exclusive Use of the Marital Home

    When one spouse files for divorce, it often inspires a stressful—and sometimes even hostile—household environment. To resolve this issue, both spouses can work with their individual legal representatives to petition the court for temporary possession of the family home. Unfortunately, New York courts usually only grant temporary occupancy to a single spouse if there is significant proof of ...
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  • Dependency Exemptions & The Child Tax Credit Under the TCJA

    Making child custody and child support determinations is an integral aspect of the divorce process. Before spouses can legally part ways, they must first reach an agreement regarding related tax deductions and the child tax credit. Before 2018, parents could claim qualifying children as dependents on their tax returns, excluding up to $4,050 per dependent. By working with attorneys and divorce ...
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