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What the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Has to Do with Divorce

By MatadorAdminChild Custody, Divorce attorney, News

NY & NJ divorce lawyer Paul Goldhamer, Esq. is a founding partner at the NY & NJ law firm of Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman. Mr. Goldhamer was named by the prestigious Superlawyers.com as a “Super Lawyer” in 2014 for his work in matrimonial and estate law. Paul keeps busy with teaching, lecturing, charity work and as a guest on a …

Child Support and the 2018 Tax Law: What Changes?

By MatadorAdminChild Custody, News

Rockland County divorce attorney Paul Goldhamer, Esq. is a co-founder of the New York & New Jersey law firm of Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman. Mr. Goldhamer was chosen as a “Super Lawyer” in 2014 by Superlawyers.com for his work in estate law and matrimonial law. He also maintains a packed schedule of charity work, teaching and guest appearances on radio and …

What Does Sole Legal Custody Mean for the Other Parent?

By MatadorAdminChild Custody

In decades past, sole legal custody of young children was routinely awarded to the mother under what was referred to as the tender years doctrine. Today, sole custody is rarely awarded. If you have a sole custody situation, it is important to understand what your rights and responsibilities are. If you are in the process of negotiating a parenting plan, …

How Is Child Custody Decided When Parents Live in Different States?

By MatadorAdminChild Custody, Divorce attorney

If you and an ex-spouse or divorcing spouse live in different states, you may be wondering how child custody is decided. It’s a good question, because states often handle custody very differently. Custody Generally Follows the Rulings of the Child’s Home State… Almost all U.S. states follow the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). According to the Act, …

Do You Have to Pay Child Support for a Child in College?

By MatadorAdminChild Custody

No doubt about it, raising children brings immense financial responsibility. Often, the responsibility does not end when the child legally becomes an adult. If you are wondering whether you need to continue to pay child support while your child is in college, the answer is: it depends. Like a related question we hear often – “Can I stop paying child …

What Not To Do In a Custody Battle

By MatadorAdminChild Custody

Litigation over custody is both complicated and emotional. That confusion and emotional involvement unfortunately leads many parents to take irrational steps that hamper their cases. Keeping perspective when facing a custody dispute It is common for parents to get caught up in a fight over parenting time and in the process lose sight of the impact it will have on …

How Can I Change Child Support?

By MatadorAdminChild Custody

When employment changes and other shifting circumstances affect a parent’s financial situation, it may be time to examine child support payments and increase or decrease them accordingly. Some of the most common reasons to change child support include: A substantial change in income, such as that brought about by job loss or a promotion Change in other support, like increased …

Questions about Parental Visitation Rights

By MatadorAdminChild Custody

Divorce is never an easy undertaking, particularly when children are involved. Parental visitation rights can be one of the most emotional components to this process, as mother and father determine what is best for the children and the family unit in general. If you are feeling overwhelmed with the idea of determining parental visitation rights, the attorneys at Kantrowitz, Goldhamer …

Changes Ahead for Relocation of Children Law in New Jersey?

By MatadorAdminChild Custody

Two pieces of legislation pending in New Jersey have the potential to change the results of requests to relocate children under custody agreements. Currently, under the law established in Baures v. Lewis, 167 N.J. 91 (2001), the main case concerning relocation of residential custodial parents, custodial parents wanting to relocate have only to show that the move is being done in good faith …

Child Custody Laws in the New York State

By MatadorAdminChild Custody

After parents’ divorce, a child needs a guardian to care for him/her. Child Custody Laws in New York State ensure that the child is protected and that both parents are able to relate to the child. In New York, neither parent has preferred right to custody over their child; either parent can apply for custody in family court. The court …