What child support can cover

It is not uncommon in New York for a noncustodial parent who is ordered by the court to pay child support to the custodial parent of their child to complain that the custodial parent spends the money on a host of things other than the child’s bare necessities....

Legal paternity in New York

Legal paternity extends beyond a biological relationship. Regardless of whether a man is the biological parent of the child, he may be legally recognized as such. A man can have legal paternity established in New York in three main ways. An acknowledged father is one...

Some surprising divorce rate trends

People in New York may be surprised that despite popular opinion, divorce rates have been declining for some time. It is no longer true that half of all marriages end in divorce. Instead, the numbers are actually much lower.In the late 1970s and early 1980s, divorce...