Some divorced parents wind up fighting over the cost of school supplies. How you handle this legally has more to do with your divorce decree than anything.
The National Parents Organization has polled the American public in several states and found that the vast majority, over 70%, support joint physical custody after divorce whenever possible. Increasingly, old fashioned ideas have fallen out of favor — that children belong with their nurturing, caregiver mothers, while the role of the father is to provide […]
As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the new tax law passed in 2017, and effective in 2018, has serious impacts for single fathers. The most glaring of these impacts – which also seems to be the least covered – is that it it completely does away with the deduction for spousal support (also […]
With very little fanfare, the new tax law that was passed at the very end of December, 2017, and which is effective in 2018, did away with the requirement that spousal support (previously known as alimony) receivers declare spousal support as income and, on the other side of the balance sheet, did away with the […]
A Pennsylvania appellate court has ruled that an adult child seeking money from their parents can become a party in their parents’ divorce. In the case of Weber v. Weber, Judges Olson, Stabile, and Strassburger held that Michael Weber, the adult child of Beth Anne Weber and Mark Weber, had legal standing to join his […]
You may have heard that starting this year you will need a passport to travel by air, even within the United States. While this is not accurate, what is true is that starting in 2018 (not 2016) you will need a compliant driver’s license or other ID card in order to travel by air, and […]
Now that ObamaCare has been in full swing for over a year, you may wonder how it affects divorced parents.
Dear Esq., Thank you for reading my e-mail. You are the one I was hoping to contact and get some insight on an issue that has me quite perplexed. The issue is “Child Support”. It is based on gross income and then age of children and number of children. Right? Well then a dollar amount […]
Dear Esq., I have a full-time job and an Air Force retirement. My ex-wife was not married to me during any of my Air Force time. I also own, but have first mortgages on, some rental properties. Over the past 3 years, the real estate market has been very difficult and I’ve suffered negative income […]
Dear Esq., My ex-wife Mary and I separated before Matthew was born, not knowing he was coming. Matt is now 18. I’ve paid child support voluntarily for 18 years, every month. Mary, a Westchester County, NY elementary school teacher, makes almost twice as much money as I do. Matt just graduated high school. Mary chose […]