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Understanding how remarriage impacts child support payments

Among one of the more common questions that family law attorneys get asked is whether child support obligations will be impacted by remarriage. While, as a general rule of thumb, a parent's new marriage does not impact the amount of child support they're responsible for paying, there are some circumstances under which the new spouse's finances may be adversely impacted.

Understanding the difference between prenups and postnups

Asking your future spouse to sign a prenuptial agreement right before you're set to walk down the aisle can cause conflict at what's supposed to be an optimistic time. While the thought of asking your significant other to sign either a prenup or postnup might make you cringe, if it has to be done, there are pros and cons to pursuing both.

Spring and summer are the prime seasons for divorce, studies show

A recent study presented by the American Sociological Association (ASA) suggests that spring and summer months are the prime time for filing for divorce. More specifically, March to April is when attorneys are more apt to have clients come to them and request their help in filing a divorce than any other time for the year.

Describing and Quantifying Intellectual Assets In Prenups

A recently published report shows that more and more millennials are asking their significant others to sign prenuptial agreements to protect their intellectual assets before they walk down the aisle. If we think of a marriage as some type of contract in itself, this growing trend shouldn't come as a shock to most.

How child support is calculated in New York City

While ideally both parents would arrive at an agreement about child support and not need external parties to make the determination, unfortunately, that doesn't happen terribly often. It's in situations like those that there is a specific mathematical formula used by the City of New York to determine child support required in a particular case.

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