A Westchester Supreme Court Judge ruled that a plaintiff, a husband’s maintenance payments and payments for attorney and court fees were unreasonable, according to a New York Law Journal article. The requests The wife was requesting an order of child support for $1,874 as well as an additional 71% towards statuary add-ons. She was also…

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A New York Supreme Court judge held that the divorced parents of a college-age son must split the cost of the son’s expensive private college tuition, as reported in an October 13, 2012 New York Law Journal Article. In the vast majority of divorce cases, the “SUNY cap” is implemented in determining what each ex-spouse…

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In New York State, there is a family court located in each of its five boroughs, in addition to the numerous family courts that are located upstate. Today New York City’s family court, which handles disputes that include but not are not limited to divorce, child abuse, child support, paternity, adoptions, and order of protections…

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A judge allowed a Rochester man to stop paying spousal maintenance because doing so would place him under “extreme hardship.” According to an August 27, 2012 New York Law Journal article, there is a law open to much interpretation that allows for adjustment in support payments if there would be an “extreme hardship” on the…

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Years after their divorce, a couple is back in court to figure out what is meant by the term “respective means”, used during their divorce, reports the July 13, 2012 edition of The New York Law Journal. Rochester County judge, Justice Dollinger was surprised at the lack of legal interpretation of the phrase “respective means.”…

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A bill that challenges the traditional definition of a family passed in the California state Senate and is now in the state Assembly. This bill would allow a child to have more than two parents according to a July 10, 2012 Fox News online article. According to a statement by the bill’s sponsor, it is…

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Shari Motro, a law professor at the University of Richmond, advocates for alimony, or spousal maintenance, during pregnancy as expressed in her July 6, 2012 New York Times opinions article. She argues that since both a man and a woman take place in contraception, the economic consequences of the contraception should be shared between the…

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A New York court ruled against granting additional financial support for an ex-wife who was not working. The New York Law Journal reported in a September 19th, 2011 article that an ex-wife petitioned the court to have her ex-husband support her financially because she was not working and during the marriage he was the primary…

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The New York court system as always taken a harsh approach on disciplining juveniles who have found themselves in the legal system, but the chief judge may soon be softening the system, as reported in a September 20th, 2011 New York Times article. In New York juveniles especially those who are closer to the age…

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