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You are the Father! NY Paternity Establishment

You are the Father! NY Paternity Establishment

Written by Louise Lingat Paternity establishment is the process for determining the legal father of a child. Every child has a biological father, but if a child is born to parents who are not married, the child does not have a legal father, unless the…

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Enforce Child Support Payments

Enforce Child Support Payments

The amount of child support payments not paid each year is staggering. The U.S. Census Bureau reported that 30.7% of child support was not paid in 2015 and 25.8% of non-custodial parents made partial payments. Even with a court order or formal agreement, a parent…

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5 Tips on Preparing for a Divorce

5 Tips on Preparing for a Divorce

If your marriage is about to end, here are five tips on what to do next and how to minimize the emotional and financial toll through the divorce process. Ensure that your financials are manageable. If you share a joint account with fixed expenses of…

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How to Fight a Child Services “Indicated” Report

How to Fight a Child Services “Indicated” Report

Your next steps to fighting an “Indicated” report from Child Protective Services are critical. Child protective services investigations are frightening and humiliating. It adds insult to injury when, after an investigation, you get a letter saying that the report was “indicated.” This means that child protective…

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Divorce Mediation – A Smart Plan

Divorce Mediation – A Smart Plan

Divorce Mediation allows separating and divorcing couples to meet in a less-stressful environment than a courtroom. A mediator is a trained and neutral party who will guide you and your soon-to-be ex through the process of reaching a fair agreement. Mediation is a smart plan…

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What you should do if a child caseworker knocks on your door

What you should do if a child caseworker knocks on your door

As a family law attorney, I represent people facing child protective services investigations, and often receive calls from people asking what they should do when a caseworker knocks on the door. Here are answers to the most 5 common questions about child protective services and…

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Child Support Basics for a Self-Employed Parent

Child Support Basics for a Self-Employed Parent

Many parents today are self employed. The child support payment process is governed by state law and the judge or support magistrate will decide how much the non-custodial parent has to pay in child support. “Child support is calculated on the parent’s adjusted gross income,” said Family Law Attorney…

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How To Save Money in Legal Fees During a Divorce or Family Law Case

How To Save Money in Legal Fees During a Divorce or Family Law Case

Here are 10 tips from a family law and divorce attorney on how to save money and reduce your legal fees during a divorce, child custody or alimony case.  Get Organized Preparation is key when trying to reduce legal fees. Organize your thoughts and documents…

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2 Steps for a Green Card

2 Steps for a Green Card

An immigration lawyer explains two important steps necessary for a U.S. permanent resident card. Learn about the required I-130 form, legal terms, fees and how long the process will take. Step 1: In order to obtain U.S. residency for you or a family member you…

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Family-Based Immigration & Nationality 2

Family-Based Immigration & Nationality 2

 

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