New York Fathers’ Rights Attorneys
Why should I hire a New York family law attorney?
Hiring a New York family law attorney is one of the most important steps that you can take when child custody, visitation and/or support is on the line. A family law lawyer can make sure that your legal rights as a father are upheld and safely protected. As a father, you have just as much a right as the mother to be awarded full custody or equal custody of your child. Your child’s self-esteem and overall well-being are dependent upon having a great relationship with both parents, whenever possible.
How is custody determined?
The family law judge will determine who will get custody by which parent they feel will provide the most emotionally secure and financially stable environment for the child in the long term. At the Law Offices of Brian D. Perskin our attorneys can help you with child custody issues in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, New York.
How is child support determined?
The amount of child support to be paid is determined by who is awarded custody, the child’s financial needs (including medical), accustomed standard of living, and how much money both parents earn.
If awarded visitation only, can I take my children out of state to visit their grandparents?
You can only take your child out of state with the prior consent of the custodial parent. Failure to do so could result in a kidnapping charge against you and the loss of your visitation rights.
Can child support be increased or decreased at a later time if I make more money or lose a job?
Yes. Child support can be modified. If a parent receives a pay raise, it can be raised to a higher amount. If the parent’s job is lost, it can be lowered to a smaller amount. All modifications must be approved in family court by a family law judge.
If my child’s mother is ordered to pay child support and she fails to pay, what will happen?
Failing to pay court-ordered child support will put a person in “contempt of court” and will result in possible jail time, fines and driver’s license suspension. In addition, the past due child support (referred to as “arrears”) will still have to be paid as outlined by the family law court.
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