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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

A Guide to Child Support in New York


How is child support calculated in New York?

One of the top issues divorcing parents face is child support.  All parents must financially support their children up until the age of 21.  If you are the non-custodial parent, you may be required to pay child support to your former spouse for the care of your children. Likewise, custodial parents may be able to seek child support for their children to cover necessary expenses.  The following is a look at some important facts about child support in New York that all parents should know.


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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Bill O’Reilly’s Children Choose to Live With Their Mother


How much weight does the child’s preference carry in a custody case?

When there is an issue of child support and two parents cannot come to a resolution, the courts will often become involved.  The courts decide custody matters according to the best interest of the child standard. This standard consists of many factors, one of which is the preference of the subject child.  The preference of the children has played a large role in an ongoing New York case involving a celebrity news anchor.

Famed Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly married Maureen McPhilmy in 1996 and they had two children.


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Saturday, May 7, 2016

One New York County Behind Over A Million in Child Support Payments


Why does Nassau County have $1.2 million in undisbursed child support payments?

If you receive child support payments, it might have been a real battle to get the financial help your child is entitled to.  There may have been countless arguments, meeting with your lawyer, court hearings and paper filings during the process.  At this time your child’s other parent has been making the designated payments so all is running smoothly, right?  Wrong!  Now, the county in which you live is holding over a million dollars in undisbursed child support payments.

When a court orders child support, the responsible parent pays the designated amount to the State of New York.
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Friday, December 12, 2014

Welcome to Howard B. Leff, P.C. Family Law Blog

Welcome to our family law blog, which will focus on matrimonial matters for those living in Nassau County, including divorce, child custody, support and collaborative divorce. Please visit back soon for new articles and informative updates.


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