Most parents who have been ordered to pay child support do so, because the amount they are supposed to pay is fair and they want to provide financially for their kids. However, some noncustodial parents are unable to afford the payments, or dispute paternity.
After divorce, the children of the former spouse may live with one parent the majority of the time. Unless that parent remarries, his or her household may suddenly have half the income -- or less -- that it did during the marriage.
For many people, the only constant in life is change. Once you were married; now you are divorced. Your children were once infants; they are now in school, and in a few years will be old enough to drive.
When a Buffalo parent is supposed to receive child support, but the other parent stops paying, the first parent could face serious financial hardship, along with the kids. One possible option for the parent and his or her attorney is to get help from the county.
Both parents have an obligation to support their children. After a divorce, the financial contributions one parent makes to the upbringing of a child often take the form of child support payments.
Are celebrities really just like us? Cars that cost six figures, private jet rides and diamond encrusted ensembles for daily wear would seem to belie that assumption. But one area in which celebrities are more down to earth is marriage — or, in many cases, the end of it.
Child support is an important component to a child's life if his or her parents are not together. The inclination of some fathers might be to reject the notion of paternity and refuse to pay what they are required to. This is true even if the amount at stake is relatively low.
Federal investigators have arrested a Florida man for his alleged failure to pay several hundreds of thousands of dollars in spousal and child support. The man is now being held on bail in an upstate New York jail.
With just a few days left to go until the income tax filing deadline, many Erie County residents are likely scrambling to complete their taxes on time. For those New Yorkers who divorced in 2013, there may have been many reasons to delay filing until the last minute, not the least of which is the general confusion that a change in marital status can bring.
Earlier this year, Olympic downhill skier Bode Miller made headlines when he won a bronze medal at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, and controversy arose when a persistent correspondent brought him to tears during an emotional post-race interview. Now Miller is once again making news, but for reasons other than his skiing achievements: he is being accused of failing to pay child support for his one-year-old child.