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NYC dad says coronavirus-shuttered Family Court failed him as mom took kids

An unmarried Queens dad whose kids were allegedly whisked off to California by their mom against his wishes says New York’s virus-shuttered Family Court has failed him. “I want to be heard,” said Juan Miranda, 32, who says he hasn’t seen his two sons since mid-June, after their mom abruptly bolted Astoria, relocating to California […]

Digital Defense For Divorce

You need to be protected on all fronts during a divorce case. Nowadays, this certainly includes a thorough digital defense. First, if you think anything on any of your devices can be used against you, then stop using the devices immediately, and copy specifically recognized user-created, uploaded or downloaded files to a removable drive. Next, […]

TYPES OF CUSTODY IN NEW YORK

There are two major parts of custody in New York. I. Physical/Residential Custody: – who lives with the child on a day to day basis – who has a parenting time/visitation schedule with the child II. Legal Custody : This determines whether one or both parents have decision making authority over the major issues affecting […]

SUPPORT CALCULATIONS IN NY WHEN SOMEONE’S INCOME IS UNCLEAR

SUPPORT CALCULATIONS IN NY WHEN SOMEONE’S INCOME IS UNCLEAR  There are various calculations that a New York Court will use to determine how much child and or child support will be Ordered.  These calculations are pretty straightforward when the person who will be paying support has a typical job where they are issued pay-stubs and […]

TRUMP TAX OVERHAUL HITS DIVORCES

Under the new Trump tax reform, the 75 year old deduction for alimony payments are out. In any divorce case that starts after 2018, the spouse paying alimony can no longer deduct it, and the spouse receiving the money no longer has to pay taxes on it. Previously, it was reversed. Example Before the Change: […]