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Child Support Enforcement

Child Support Enforcement

A child support enforcement lawyer can help you receive the child support payments you are entitled to. If you have an order in place to receive support and the other parent is failing to pay, the Law Offices of Joseph H. Nivin can help. Remedies…

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NY Child Support Attorney Can Help Lower Payments

NY Child Support Attorney Can Help Lower Payments

The Supreme Court of New York decided on a case filed to lower the amount of child support in arrears that could be garnished from the appellant’s paycheck. A previous case brought by the respondent raised the appellant’s child support to 65% of his disposable…

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ACS Charges – 5 Important Facts About A Child Protective Investigation


ACS Charges – 5 Important Facts About A Child Protective Investigation


Understand the charges against you or a family member. A good defense attorney can explain the charges in a simple way. They will challenge ACS findings and demand a full investigation. Once ACS or social services chooses to investigate a claim of child abuse or…

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One-Third of Children Exposed to Domestic Abuse Will Become Victims When They Grow Up

One-Third of Children Exposed to Domestic Abuse Will Become Victims When They Grow Up

Olliette Murry-Drobot was subjected to domestic abuse before she was even born. When Murry-Drobot’s mother was pregnant, she endured frequent beatings from her partner. The violence intensified to the point that Murry-Drobot’s mom didn’t feel her daughter move for days at a time. Murry-Drobot survived,…

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Child Custody and Relocation

Child Custody and Relocation

As in the case of Tropea v. Tropea, the issue of Child Custody Relocation will be determined by a Judge in Family Court. Requests for relocation when child custody is at stake are reviewed on a case by case basis. The court will take many factors…

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Retirement Pay Question Answered by Supreme Court

Retirement Pay Question Answered by Supreme Court

A recent Supreme Court decision considered the complications in divorce cases and dividing assets that couples acquire during their marriage. Retirement savings are one of the largest and most valuable assets to be considered during a divorce, such as 401(k) and pension plans. In May, the…

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Parental Alienation

Parental Alienation

Erasing Family is an International film, currently in production as a follow-up to the influential documentary, Erasing Dads. The original movie helped to expose a significant problem in Argentina, that of fathers being erased from the lives of their children by the court system. Unfortunately,…

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Grandparent Visitation Rights

Grandparent Visitation Rights

Are you concerned about Grandparent Visitation Rights? If you have been separated from your grandchildren you are probably experiencing a sense of loss and wondering if you have any options. In the state of New York, grandparents can legally request court-ordered visitation if they meet…

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How Does the Court Determine Child Support?

How Does the Court Determine Child Support?

In many cases, determining child support is simple. If the income of both parties is known, it is straight- forward, as long as the parents’ incomes are not in dispute. If the parents together earn less than $145,000.00 per year, the basic child support (the portion…

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Fathers’ Rights and Child Custody

Fathers’ Rights and Child Custody

Fathers’ Rights are important. As a father, you have an equal right to seek custody of your children.  In custody cases, whether part of a divorce or not, the mother does not get automatic custody preference in a court of law. The Court will consider…

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