Custody/Child Support

Divorce attorney for post-divorce modifications

Divorce can be a difficult and stressful process, but for many people, the legal issues don’t end when the divorce is finalized. Sometimes, circumstances change after the divorce, and one or both parties may need to seek a modification of the original divorce agreement. This is where a divorce attorney who specializes in post-divorce modifications …

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divorce lawyer for spousal support and alimony

Divorce is a difficult and stressful process for all parties involved. One of the most contentious issues is spousal support  which is also known as alimony but commonly referred to as maintenance.  Maintenance is financial support that one spouse pays to the other either during or after a divorce. The purpose of maintenance is to …

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Divorce Attorneys for High-Conflict Custody Cases

While navigating a divorce which involves high-conflict custody issues, an attorney must possess not only  the requisite legal expertise, but also a deep understanding of the emotional and psychological complexities involved. When children are at the center of a contentious divorce, the stakes are incredibly high, and the challenges are uniquely complex. Likewise, the parents …

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Spouses Who Hide Their Money

Separating from a spouse isn’t always the battle many perceive it to be. Unfortunately, it can become contentious when one party is dishonest about their assets. In some cases, it’s simply because one spouse handles the household’s finances and has all the knowledge of their financial information, while the other spouse does not. But sometimes, …

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Navigating Visitation and COVID-19

Navigating Visitation and COVID-19 Introduction: Amid the spreading COVID-19 pandemic that has hit the United States and the subsequent shelter-in-place orders issued worldwide, residents everywhere are struggling to adapt to the new reality surrounding us. Non-essential staff in just about every industry have been sent home to work from there and besides the brave health-care …

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Custody/Visitation and Child Support During COVID-19

These are unprecedented times we are living in and with that comes questions about how to navigate pending issues within families such as custody/visitation and child support. The COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the world is hitting New York particularly hard and making parents everywhere readjust to a whole new normal. While it is daunting and …

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Jessica H Ressler

Westchester Matrimonial Attorney Jessica H. Ressler Illustrates International Child-Custody Issues

In light of an October 26, 2015, Today Parents article about actress Kelly Rutherford’s international child-custody dispute, attorney Jessica H. Ressler, of Westchester Matrimonial LLC, discusses how to deal with child-custody cases when the parents live far apart. WHITE PLAINS, NY (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 16, 2015 “First and foremost, it is imperative that the parent seeking …

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What Is Constructive Emancipation For Child Support In New York?

In New York, parents are obligated to pay basic child support and add-on expenses for their child until the child turns 21, unless the child is “emancipated” before the child turns 21. New York State law defines legal emancipation as a child attaining the age of 21.  However, there are events that may occur that …

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