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What happens if child support is not paid in New York?

A child support order is a legally binding document that requires the payment of a specified amount of money to a custodial parent or guardian. This money is typically used to help care for a child when it comes to buying food, clothing, shelter, and much more. There are also mandatory additional payments, known as child support add-ons, that provide for payment of a child's health insurance premiums, unreimbursed or uncovered health expenses, child care expenses, and educational expenses. So, what happens when child support is not paid in New York?

How to balance dating and a child custody arrangement

Getting divorced is difficult in and of itself. Once the divorce goes final, you then have to come to an agreement on child custody. Maybe you are going to co-parent. Maybe you will be the primary custodian of the children. Maybe you will receive vis itation rights based on your work schedule. Now add in the fact that you are ready to start dating again. Here are some tips for balancing dating and a child custody arrangement.

Causes for a post-divorce modification

A divorce becoming final is a moment that often brings relief, as it is the end of a long and sometimes complicated process. Many former spouses are happy to have legal and custodial concerns finally resolved. However, sometimes well-made arrangements require a change.

How do I prepare for a child custody hearing?

Divorce, once it goes final, does not typically mean you are done interacting with your spouse. In fact, it is just the beginning of a long relationship you will need to continue if you have children from the marriage. One event where you will need to prepare ahead of time is the child custody hearing. So, how do you prepare for the hearing?

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