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August 2016 Archives

Co-parenting and screen time rules after a divorce

New York parents might differ in their opinions about how much game time is acceptable for their children. When they divorce and one parent has concerns about the other parent allowing a child to play video or smartphone games all of the time, tensions can rise. Family therapists believe that consistent rules across both households benefit children the most, but resolving differences in parenting styles can be difficult.

Paying for a child's sports dream as a divorced couple

Caring for children and ensuring that they get the chance to pursue their big dreams can be difficult for many single New York parents. However, there are often ways that allow custodial parents to put a certain amount of child support towards their offspring's school or competitive activities.

Judge rules for Chris Brown in custody hearing

New York residents may have heard that the mother of singer Chris Brown's daughter asked a judge for full custody of the child. She also asked for limited visitation for the singer and no visitation for the child's grandmother. The woman also asked that Chris Brown be drug tested. However, during a hearing on Aug. 12, all of her requests were denied. In fact, she was ordered to reimburse Brown for money he gave her for her attorney.

Tallying income for child support purposes in New York

One of the factors used to determine child support payments are the incomes of both parents. While many people may consider what their employer's pay them to be their annual income, this is not always the case. For instance, money received from a pension or the sale of stock could be considered income for child support purposes. Social Security or military benefits may also be included in this total.

Jeremy Renner's ex-wife claims he owes her child support

New York residents may be interested to learn that actor Jeremy Renner was accused of lagging on child support payments. It is alleged by Sonni Pacheco, the Mission: Impossible star's ex, that the actor owes nearly $50,000 in back child support. In addition to payment for back child support, Pacheco is seeking payment for their daughter's preschool tuition.

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