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November 2014 Archives

Child custody and international abduction

New York parents may benefit from learning that there are laws in place regarding scenarios in which one parent abducts a child and leaves the United States. The U.S. is a signatory to the Hague Abduction Convention, a treaty that provides a legal framework by which children may be returned home. Here, "home" means the United States, their country of habitual residence. The laws of the country where the child normally resides should be the ones determining matters of visitation and custody, according to the Convention.

How do I modify a New York child support order?

Child support in New York can be relatively simple or very complex. Depending on the financial resources of each parent, the number of children and the relationship between the divorced parents can all affect the eventual complexity of the child support agreement and its operation.

Well-being and divorce

Overall people who are married tend to have a greater sense of well-being than those who are separated or divorced. According to a recent Gallup survey, women appear to be more affected by divorce and suffer a greater sense of a loss of well-being.