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How do paternity issues affect a child support case?

The establishment of a legal relationship between an alleged father and child may be important in a child support case. It is important to note that even if a man is listed as the father of a child on a birth certificate, this does not necessarily establish the legal relationship unless the parents were married at any point before or after the birth of the child. A mother who has not been married to the father of her child and who is seeking child support may also need an order of filiation to establish paternity.

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.

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