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How is child support enforced in New York?

People who are awarded child support in New York know how important those payments are to help them provide for the needs and care of their children. They also understand the added burden they may face if their children's other parents do not fulfill their financial obligations. Therefore, it behooves parents to be aware of the enforcement options available to encourage payment or recover past due balances.

Consider mediation for a smoother divorce

If you and your spouse decide to split up in New York, you are probably dreading the divorce proceedings. One way to decrease the stress involved with splitting up is to use a mediator, who is a neutral third party who guides you through all divorce considerations such as property, asset and debt division as well as spousal and child support.

Working through a child custody dispute

There are many different challenges that can arise during the divorce process, from emotional pain and financial problems to legal stress and missing work to appear in the courtroom. Having said that, legal matters which involve children are often the most difficult aspect of a divorce, especially when a custody dispute surfaces. If you anticipate a heated dispute over child custody or you are already going through this, it is extremely important to protect your interests and make sure that you do all you can to secure an outcome in your child's best interests as well.

Dealing with jealousy after divorce

For some couples, jealousy can be a major problem during marriage and prior to a divorce. Someone may be jealous of their spouse for any number of reasons and this can create a rift in the marriage, ultimately causing it to break down. However, jealousy can also arise after a divorce and it can be problematic for people in different ways. Whether you have feelings of jealousy over the outcome of a custody dispute, for example, or your former spouse is very jealous of you, it is important to try to handle this situation appropriately.

PTSD after a tough divorce

People often pay close attention to the financial consequences of calling off their marriage, whether they will have to pay spousal support, or they have concerns about how their property will be split up. Others may worry about how their divorce will affect the children. However, the emotional side of a divorce should not be overlooked, either. In fact, some divorces can be so difficult that people develop post-traumatic stress disorder. It is important to do what you can to make your divorce easier and have a solid understanding of your options to reduce the likelihood of this difficult condition.

Divorce and character assassination

Ending your marriage could open up a can of worms. For example, you may have stress over a child custody dispute, anxiety about your alimony or child support order or any other number of reasons to worry. Sadly, some people have to deal with character assassination before, during and after the process of divorce. There are multiple reasons why someone may decide to throw their ex-spouse's good reputation under the bus and it is crucial for you to handle this situation properly if it arises.

Paying child support after losing your job

Our law firm knows that paying child support on time can be especially hard for some people, such as those who do not earn very much money or parents who are struggling with a health problem that drains them of their energy, time and financial resources. For some people, paying child support can be particularly hard due to a completely unexpected and unfortunate change, such as the loss of one's job. If you have recently lost your primary source of income, or expect to be fired or laid off in the coming weeks, it is pivotal to do everything you can to stay current on your child support payments.

Is divorce mediation right for you?

Going through a divorce can be an incredibly painful and even traumatic experience. You planned to spend your life with your partner, but now you both have realized that is not for the best. Though you have accepted the idea of divorce, you are worried the process will pit you against your former spouse. You just do not want to be one those couples yelling at each other across a courtroom.

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